ATLANTA — Federal officials are reporting a spike in firearm seizures at Atlanta's international airport — part of a record year for the number of guns detected at airport security checkpoints.

NEW YORK  — After struggling to hire workers for its outlet store in Dallas, Balsam Hill finally opened on Sept. 1. But the very next day, the online purveyor of high-end artificial holiday trees was forced to close after four of its five workers quit.

Officers for the Iris Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association were recently installed for the 2022 year. They are, from left, Rita Johnson, vice president; Kathleen Smith, president; Bonnie Pfrogner, secretary; and Nadine Tyft, treasurer. The group promotes educational o…

Ryan Lyles — a Culinary Arts major at Southern Crescent Technical College — has been awarded a scholarship given annually by the Iris Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA).

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is clear: “Blanks can kill. Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.”

BATH, Maine  — Josh “Chevy” Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn't missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast.

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NEW YORK — Bitcoin stormed above $66,000 for the first time on Wednesday, riding a wave of excitement about how the financial establishment is increasingly accepting the digital currency's rise.

As President Joe Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan continues stalling in Congress, Georgia U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff is hoping to get $10 billion included in the budget reconciliation bill for high-speed passenger rail for Georgia and the Southeast.

Georgia Power drew heavy criticism Thursday night over plans to bury more than 20 million cubic yards of coal ash at its Plant Bowen in Bartow County.

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Delta Air Lines posted a $1.2 billion profit for the third quarter, helped by the latest installment of federal pandemic aid for the airline industry, and gave an upbeat forecast for the holiday-dominated fourth quarter.

BEIJING — China's exports rose at a slightly faster pace in September while demand for imports of iron ore and other commodities eased as a property construction boom cooled and authorities enforced curbs on energy use.

WASHINGTON  — One reason America's employers are having trouble filling jobs was starkly illustrated in a report Tuesday: Americans are quitting in droves.

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ATLANTA — Igneo Technologies, a New York-based e-waste recycling company, is opening its first U.S. electronics recycling facility at the Port of Savannah.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he is proud of the state’s progress in expanding broadband across Georgia but adds there is still more work to do.

NEW YORK — Facebook, in the aftermath of damning testimony that its platforms harm children, will be introducing several features including prompting teens to take a break using its photo sharing app Instagram, and “nudging" teens if they are repeatedly looking at the same content that's not…

SAVANNAH — City officials say bars and restaurants in Savannah are toasting a successful trial run at serving to-go orders of beer and cocktails in aluminum cups.

A spotlight that has been thrown on how many of the rich and powerful shield their wealth is also intensifying a fear among philanthropy experts: That the tax havens being used by the wealthy will increasingly siphon money away from charitable causes.

Facebook has recently taken a harsher tone toward whistleblower Frances Haugen, suggesting that the social network could be considering legal retaliation after Haugen went public with internal research that she copied before leaving her job earlier this year.

NEW YORK — Running out of time to get its products on store shelves ahead of the holidays, the Basic Fun toy company made an unprecedented decision: It's leaving one-third of its iconic Tonka Mighty Dump Trucks destined for the U.S. in China.

WASHINGTON — Camera lights glare. Outrage thunders from elected representatives. A brave industry whistleblower stands alone and takes the oath behind a table ringed by a photographers’ mosh pit.

Central Georgia EMC (CGEMC) presented the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce, the Griffin-Spalding Development Authority, and the Griffin-Spalding County School System with checks totaling $54,000 to go toward education, community and economic development activities.

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The Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kenny’s BBQ at 120 S. Sixth St., Griffin.

Stocks recovered from an early slide on Wall Street to close with modest gains Wednesday as investors held out hope that Congress may yet be able to temporarily extend the federal government's debt ceiling and buy lawmakers time to reach a more permanent resolution.

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ATLANTA — U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux and two House colleagues introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at improving the flow of goods and materials through supply chains.

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Chief Executive Officer Chuck Brown, left, and Chief Operating Officer Trey Reese, right, are the current owners of Brightmoor Hospice. Recently, the two bought Brightmoor Nursing Home and Brightmoor Assisted Living. “We’re proud to continue what the founders of Brightmoor began so many year…

OMAHA, Neb.  — Work at all of the Kellogg Company's U.S. cereal plants came to a halt Tuesday as roughly 1,400 workers went on strike, but it wasn't immediately clear how much the supply of Frosted Flakes or any of the company's other iconic brands would be disrupted.

WASHINGTON — While accusing the giant social network of pursuing profits over safety, a former Facebook data scientist told Congress Tuesday she believes stricter government oversight could alleviate the dangers the company poses, from harming children to inciting political violence to fueli…

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ATLANTA — An online portal the state Department of Labor has created to help Georgia lawmakers address constituent complaints about unemployment claims is essentially passing the buck for the program’s failures, legislative Democrats complained Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON — A former Facebook data scientist has stunned lawmakers and the public with revelations of the company’s awareness of apparent harm to some teens from Instagram and her accusations of dishonesty in its fight against hate and misinformation. Now she is coming before Congress.

Vulcan Materials recently treated Spalding County Sheriff’s Office employees with a pizza and salad lunch.

Construction workers have been busy on the job at the future home of Southside Kidney and Spalding Dialysis. The new location is on South Eighth Street across from the South Hill Street Food Depot.

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ATLANTA — Visa will expand its Georgia presence by opening a new hub in Midtown Atlanta, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday.