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Madoff Lists Assets for SEC, Agency Mum on Details

Posted: 01/01/2009 - Bernard Madoff has given the Securities and Exchange Commission list of his personal assets. But those who may have lost billions to his alleged Ponzi scheme will have to wait to find out how much the disgraced Wall Street guru has.

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Citigroup Limits Top Executive Pay and Bonuses

Posted: 01/01/2009 - Citibank's top five executives are no longer entitled to severance pay. And the limits feature a clawback provision in which Citigroup can recoup executive pay "that over time proves to be based on inaccurate financial or other information."

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New filings for jobless benefits drop below 500K

Posted: 12/31/2008 - The government says the number of newly laid off workers signing up for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week. However, those continuing to draw aid climbed to the highest level since 1982.

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12 shark pups born at Georgia Aquarium

Posted: 12/31/2008 - The spotted wobbegong shark pups were born last week in the Georgia Aquarium's 6-million-gallon Ocean Voyager tank. They weighed about 2 ounces and were about 8 inches long.

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Immigration, Driving Laws Taking Effect Jan. 1

Posted: 12/31/2008 - Under a sweeping anti-illegal immigration measure signed in June, businesses must verify their new hires are in the country legally. The phased-in requirements start Thursday for businesses of more than 500 employees with public contracts.

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Georgia Sex Offenders Must Hand Over Online Passwords

Posted: 12/31/2008 - Georgia joins a small band of states complying with guidelines in a 2006 federal law requiring authorities to track Internet addresses of sex offenders. But the state is among the first to take the extra step of forcing its 16,000 offenders to turn in their passwords as well.

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Economic Woes Dampen Holiday Cheer

Posted: 12/31/2008 - While partygoers prepare to ring in 2009, many are using the occasion to forget the financial troubles that rocked the world during the second half of the year.

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Zebra owners failed to get permits

Posted: 12/30/2008 - A zebra that was stolen and set loose in a college building as a prank has been taken from his owners because they didn't have proper wildlife permits.

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Georgia's Eminent Scholars' Bring in $200M in Grants

Updated: 12/30/2008 - The Georgia Research Alliance said Monday its "eminent scholars" program has attracted 60 leading researchers to the state. Those scientists have helped create 1,650 jobs by drawing in associated faculty, technicians and other workers.

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Fallout Begins after Dismal Holiday Season

Posted: 12/30/2008 - The managing director of the consulting firm Strategic Resource Group says about 160,000 stores will have closed this year and 200,000 more could shutter next year. That would be the industry's biggest contraction in 35 years.

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Safety on New Year's Eve

Posted: 12/29/2008 - New Year's Eve is right around the corner and many people are already preparing and looking out for your safety.

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S.C. justices affirm decision to toss death sentence

Posted: 12/29/2008 - The South Carolina Supreme Court has for a second time upheld a lower court's decision to throw out a death sentence for a man convicted of raping, torturing and killing a 72-year-old woman.

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Family of missing cruise woman believes she jumped

Posted: 12/29/2008 - The family of a missing cruise ship passenger suspects that the Florida journalist jumped from the ship's balcony in what they call her choice of an "unfortunate ending to her life."

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King siblings must pay some of brother's fees

Updated: 12/29/2008 - A judge has ordered two of Martin Luther King Jr.'s children to pay some of their brother's legal expenses as part of a long-simmering legal feud involving the civil rights icon's family.

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Update: Underground explosion rocks Savannah's downtown

Updated: 12/29/2008 - Crews are waiting for an area to cool off under the streets of downtown Savannah before they start determining what caused an electrical explosion that blew off manhole covers and knocked out power for hours.

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