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Study: Obama’s proposed minimum wage hike could destroy 1 million jobs

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Around the nation  /   Comments

Tweet Written by Breanna Deutsch of the Daily Caller News Foundation The Obama administration’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could result in as many 1,084,000 jobs eliminated from the work force, according to a new study conducted by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI).

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Things to do in Downtown Albany this week!

By   /  July 11, 2011  /  Business, Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Tuesday, July 12th – 6pm Downtown Merchant Association Monthly Meeting Location: Subway- 122 N. Jackson Street Wednesday, July 13th- 5pm Wine Down Wednesdays! Location: Chill Bar & Lounge every Wednesday. Mix. Mingle. Sip. Unwind. Hangout with friends, listening to music & mingle with other professionals. Sponsored by Downtown Merchants, Global Essence, and Living Legends [...]

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Bishop Tackles Federal Budget Deficit with Albany Residents

By   /  June 20, 2011  /  Government, News, Politics, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet Nearly 100 Albany residents tried their hand at balancing the federal budget tonight during a deficit reduction workshop held by Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02). The bi-partisan Concord Coalition helped organize the event at Albany Technical College, which put people into groups of five to ten and asked them to work together and [...]

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ASU’s economic impact measured at $138 million

By   /  June 13, 2011  /  Business, Education, Government  /   Comments

Tweet During the 2010 fiscal year, Albany State University’s overall economic impact on the regional economy was measured at $137,707,545, according to a report recently released by the University System of Georgia. The report also measured ASU’s employment impact at 1,757 jobs in fiscal year 2010. Of that total, 580 jobs were on-campus and 1,177 [...]

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Bo Henry, Stewart Campbell purchase Merry Acres

By   /  June 7, 2011  /  Business, News, Press Releases  /   Comments

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Tweet (News Release) Bo Henry and Stewart Campbell are proud to announce that they have purchased the Merry Acres Event Center/Restaurant and Office complex along with the Merry Acres Motel from the Dozier Family who has owned and operated the business since the 1950′s. The Dozier and Stanfill families have had a very successful real [...]

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Hooters Being Evicted (UPDATED!)

By   /  February 3, 2011  /  Business, News  /   Comments

Tweet By Kevin Hogencamp Hooters Being Evicted (UPDATED) Hooters’ landlord has served eviction papers on the Albany restaurant for its failure to pay rent. Property owner Joe Watkins says he hopes the business at 2817 Old Dawson Road remains open, but that he exhausted every opportunity work with Hooters before serving the business with a [...]

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USDA says: Randolph County area businesses threatened with closing saved with federal funds

By   /  September 13, 2010  /  Business, Government, News  /   Comments

Tweet Curt Wiley, Chief of Staff of USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperative Services in Washington, D.C., will be in Randolph County to visit with three business owners who have benefitted from recent funding to create jobs. The celebration and facility tour will be at RockWater (also known as Peerless Manufacturing) on U.S. Highway 82 [...]

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Attractions not what they seem

By   /  April 7, 2010  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet It was opened with much fanfare. City officials crooned on about how it was going to revitalize downtown and be a beacon of prosperity, summoning people from all across Southwest Georgia to the Good Life City. With these folks would come millions of dollars that would stimulate our economy as a whole and create [...]

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Balancing budgets can be much simpler

By   /  January 22, 2010  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet They say it every January under the Gold Dome: This legislative session is going to be unlike any other. Jobs are going to be lost. Programs are going to be cut. Sacrifices are going to have to be made. For the budget to balance, taxes may have to be raised. Yada, yada, yada. Seriously, [...]

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New Law addresses credit fees

By   /  January 19, 2010  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Few areas of our lives have become as expensive as fees associated with maintaining a credit card. In February, a federal law designed to ease the costly burden of credit cards will take effect. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009 will curb some of the abuses credit card companies [...]

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