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Volatile 3rd quarter for stocks ends on up note

Updated: 10/01/2008 - Investors looking at their 401(k) statements for the quarter that ended Tuesday may be tempted to bail out of stocks entirely. But the third quarter actually wasn't that bad.

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ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday - October 2-5 in GA

Updated: 10/01/2008 - During this time Georgians will not have to pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy efficient or water efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item.

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Graduation Rate Rises Past 75 Percent

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox said Tuesday that the final graduation rate for 2008 reached 75.4 percent, an increase of three percentage points from 2007 and the first time it passed 75 percent of students graduating on time.

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Grant Money Will Help Low-Income College Bound

Posted: 10/01/2008 - The University System of Georgia will use $2 million in federal grant money to help push low income adults and other underrepresented groups toward college degrees.

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Money Not the Motive for Many to Work into Retirement

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A survey by the U.S. division of Toronto-based Sun Life Financial finds more than 80 percent of those who plan to work past the usual retirement age say the main reason they'll be doing it is to stay mentally engaged.

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DC Welfare Agency Questioned About Adoptions

Posted: 10/01/2008 - A Maryland woman suspected of killing and freezing two of her adopted daughters had a 1999 misdemeanor conviction and past financial problems.

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Google this! 200 Google jobs in S.C.

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Google completes construction on a server farm at a 520-acre industrial site -- part of a $600 million investment that's creating 200 jobs.

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Huge TVA electric rate increase takes effect

Updated: 09/30/2008 - The 20 percent hike is expected to add about $16 to $20 a month to the average residential bill. It's TVA's biggest rate boost since 1974 and its second in 2008.

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Burn with caution after October 1

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Fall is in the air and soon you may be ready to burn a pile of yard debris. But before you strike the match, the Georgia Forestry Commission has some reminders to help you do that safely.

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Perdue Questions Georgia School Districts in Lawsuit

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Governor Sonny Perdue has asked the Georgia attorney general to rule on whether local school districts can legally use taxpayer money to pay for a lawsuit against the state.

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FDIC Reassures WaMu Customers

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Federal regulators seized WaMu on Thursday, and then sold the thrift's banking assets to JPMorgan Chase for 1.9 billion dollars.

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GOP Conservatives Present Rescue Alternative

Posted: 09/26/2008 - A group of conservative House Republicans is proposing an alternative to the proposed 700 billion-dollar bailout of Wall Street. It involves a package of tax breaks and a new government-sponsored insurance program for mortgage-backed securities.

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Henry Co. food bank truck, food stolen

Posted: 09/25/2008 - The thief stole a 25-foot truck that contained 6,500 pounds of food items that was to be given to people in need of assistance

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Governor Perdue Headed to Spain

Posted: 09/25/2008 - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is traveling to Spain for a week long economic development trip, even in the wake of his request that state agencies cut back on travel during the state's budget crunch.

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