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Skaggs: ‘Other white meat’ helped by exports, hurt by feed costs

This year, U.S. farmers will produce more pork than they ever have and will likely up those numbers again in 2008.

February 02, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business

Georgia Consumer: Don't leave those leftovers sitting out too long

Question: How soon after heating should food be stored?

February 02, 2008 | | Business

Area's jobless rate decreases in November

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Friday that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains area declined to 3.5 percent in November, down 0.4 percent from 3.9 percent in October. In the metro Gainesville area, which is all of Hall County, the rate declined to 3.3 percent in November, down 0.4 percent from 3.7 percent in October.

February 02, 2008 | By staff reports | Business

Skaggs: Farmers likely to see higher crop prices in ‘08

Georgia farmers can expect to receive good prices next year for many of the crops they sell. Unfortunately, it will cost more to grow them, say University of Georgia agricultural economists.

February 02, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business

Don't get scrooged by holiday debt

Everywhere you look you see reminders that this is the gift-giving season. But when credit card bills come in January, experts say many will find an ugly follow up to their holly, jolly holidays.

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Local people named to Georgia Trend's top 100

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is among the Northeast Georgians listed in Georgia Trend magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential Georgians.

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Pilots union critical of rumored Delta-United deal

ATLANTA -- The head of Delta's pilots union said in a letter to members Tuesday that the carrier shouldn't be forced into a merger with United by a "renegade" hedge fund he believes is only interested in short-term financial gain.

February 02, 2008 | BY Harry R. Weber The Associated Press | Business

Kitchen inspections, week of Nov. 9-15

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 9-15 by the Hall County Health Department.

February 02, 2008 | | Business

Glazer: Get your PC up and running faster

In a previous column, I mentioned streamlining the Windows startup - what actually loads when the operating system starts. Let's elaborate on that somewhat here. By cutting down on unnecessary programs, applets and icons at the start, your computer has more memory free to do the things you want it to do.

February 02, 2008 | By Arthur Glazer | Business

Firm with Alto plant files for bankruptcy

Propex Inc., which operates a manufacturing plan in Alto, announced Friday that it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

For Jaemor Farms, recent cold snap is just peachy

LULA - The current run of cold weather is welcomed by farmer Jimmy Echols. The same wasn't true when Old Man Winter sent an unexpected blast on Easter weekend of 2007.

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Smith: Frank Green, founder of Green’s Grocery, knew how to run a business

Obituaries are noted in the news every day. I suppose that once a particular age threshold is crossed we start to pay more attention to these news items. In the past day or so, the local death notice of a true entrepreneur caught my eye. The man who went to his reward was Frank Green.

February 02, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business

Hall realty tops in metro

A study by a national research firm showed some bright spots for Hall County in an otherwise dismal real estate market.

February 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Georgia consumer: Be careful with portable heaters

Portable heaters can be dangerous when used improperly. Here are some safety items you need to remember:

February 02, 2008 | | Business

Skaggs: Georgia Turfgrass Institute coming in early December

Experts from across the Southeast will share their agronomic knowledge Dec. 5-6 during the annual Turfgrass Institute and Trade Show at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. According to Georgia Turfgrass Association president Mark Banta, this year's turf show promises to be great.

February 02, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business

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