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Dredging of the Savannah River to port will benefit the whole state

Dredging of the Savannah River to port will benefit the whole state

The Georgia General Assembly is interested in the success of our port because of the economic impact it has on the state.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 4:44 p.m. | Updated: mar. 02, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.
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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 10:46 a.m.


Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.
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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 9:36 a.m.
Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.
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Posted: feb. 28, 2015 9:46 p.m.
Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.
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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 9:56 a.m.
Budgeting dominates state Senate

Budgeting dominates state Senate

This week, the Georgia Senate was busy as we debated several important pieces of legislation.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 3:58 p.m. | Updated: feb. 26, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Court ruling helps balance between Congress, president

Court ruling helps balance between Congress, president

Last week in Texas, U.S. Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered a halt to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, agreeing with Georgia and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit opposing the president’s attempt to rewrite our immigration system. This is a welcome announcement.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 3:49 p.m.
Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.
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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 4:06 a.m.


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.
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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 12:45 p.m.
Helping the long-term unemployed?

Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.
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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 12:45 p.m.


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.
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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 12:45 p.m.


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”
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Posted: feb. 15, 2015 1:49 p.m.
Transportation funding bill keeps changing

Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 10:27 a.m.
President welcomes new defense secretary

President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 9:48 a.m.
Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.
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Posted: feb. 13, 2015 12:29 a.m.

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