WASHINGTON - A House-passed bill to speed $14 billion in loans to Detroit's automakers stands on shaky ground in a bailout-weary Congress, undermined by Republican opposition that could derail the emergency aid in the Senate.
Republicans are challenging lame-duck President George W. Bush on the proposal, arguing that any support for the domestic auto industry should carry significant concessions from autoworkers and creditors and reject tougher environmental rules imposed by House Democrats.
WASHINGTON -- Tense talks are continuing on a bill to provide financial aid to the auto industry as the White House pushes tougher consequences than congressional Democrats embrace for failure by the carmakers to bring costs under control.
The Bush administration would allow a "car czar" envisioned in the legislation to force the companies into bankruptcy if they weren't doing enough to cut labor costs, restructure their debt and downsize to stay afloat.
It's original cookies by the dozen and homemade cakes by the layer since Lynn Simmons rolled out Tu's Sweets and Treats bakery shop on Frank Cochran Drive.
The tough national economic conditions are putting a strain on numerous Georgia households. Many consumers are weighed down by enormous amounts of debt and are struggling just to keep their heads above water. As a result, companies that promise to help you pay off your debt seem to be sprouting up left and right. These "debt adjustment" companies often make grandiose claims about how they will significantly cut consumers' credit card debt and resolve money problems. Yet many of these companies are not reputable, and consumers who trust them with money could end up in even worse financial straits. There ...
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September.
George and Babs Holtzman, owners of Holtzman Insurance Agency, Inc., are proud to have William "Bill" Johnston join their team. Johnston comes to Holtzman Insurance Agency as a Georgia licensed life agent.
Tom and Joe Ainsworth will take advantage of the early morning doorbuster sales on the day after Thanksgiving, deemed the biggest shopping day of the year.
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence rose in November amid receding gas prices, but Americans' views on the economy remain the gloomiest in decades as they grapple with massive layoffs, slumping home prices and dwindling retirement funds.
The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 44.9, up from a revised 38.8 in October. Last month's reading was the lowest since the research group started tracking the index in 1967.
Ron Leventhal, head of Hampton Island Management, Inc., said he is 80 percent confident the development's $400,000 delinquent tax bill will be paid by mid-December.
PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar's coastal Georgia plant is operating again for the first time since a February explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens more.
Company CEO John Sheptor said Wednesday the refinery in Port Wentworth resumed producing liquid sugar earlier this month and on Thursday will receive its first shipment of raw sugar since the explosion nearly 10 months ago.
New schools, health and public safety, road access, water and sewer service, historic preservation and environmental concerns were among the topics addressed when citizens gathered Monday to discuss development in southeast Liberty County.
POOLER - JCB Inc., manufacturer of construction equipment, says it will lay off 120 employees at its Pooler plant near Savannah.
The company said Thursday the layoffs represent about a quarter of its Pooler work force and that the cuts will take place on Friday.
Liberty County residents now have easy access to hot, fresh doughnuts at the Donut Connection franchise that opened today in Willowbrook Plaza on Highway 196. Renovations on the old Ice Cream Zone started in early October and the doughnut shop is now ready for business, according to Rodney Rogers, store coordinator.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in October increased by 75 percent from the same month last year.
As I was preparing to leave work one day last week, I ran into a colleague who did a double-take when he saw me.
Employers can find it difficult to talk about religious accommodations in a job interview without crossing the line into discrimination.
Often the discussion around work-life balances focuses on the subject of women and child care, but what about the work needs of men?
While Roscoe Bartlett served as GOP congressman from Maryland for 20 years he constantly reminded people to be prepared for what seemed to be the least likely situations.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the rehiring of Erin Johnson, after a brief absence, to assume the position of office manager.
Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year passes and you pocket $9.50 in earnings.
Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision.
The tech industry needs to change its culture that has not been inviting for women, some observers say, if it wants to fill a projected growth in jobs.
I'd like to start this week's column with a one-question quiz.