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Georgia’s dependence on travel, hospitality raises recession risk

Thousands of Georgians filed for unemployment benefits last week, and many more are likely to join them before the end of what some are...

Georgia House Speaker asks for new primary election delay until summer

A high-ranking Georgia Republican wants the state’s May 19 primary election delayed at least one month due to the COVID-19 outbreak that recently forced...

Workers in ‘gig’ economy worry about future as income vanishes

Lawrenceville-based children's magician Stephen Spanks is the founder, owner and sole employee of his business, Never Grow Up Magic. “It’s just me and the rabbit,”...

Pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses...

Georgia cities aim to slow COVID-19 with more restrictions than state

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson issued a shelter-in-place directive Tuesday banning people from going out in public except for essential services while also urging the...

Will Loeffler face ethics probe over stock sales after COVID-19 briefing?

WASHINGTON — Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who’s at the center of a political firestorm after selling off stocks ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Bookman: Time for Kemp to side with sparing life over economic...

“Look at us today,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned the rest of the country on Monday. “Where we are today, you will be...

Service businesses announce layoffs across Georgia as doors close

Workers at hotels and convention centers, bars, restaurants and day care centers are among the latest Georgians to learn they will soon be out...

State bracing for projected jobless surge due to COVID-19 closings

Mother of two Kaylin Hart of Savannah is one of a growing number of Georgians suddenly thrown out of work in the midst of...

Kemp bans large gatherings, orders bars closed to stem virus outbreak

Gov. Brian Kemp will ban gatherings that don’t adhere to the six-foot separation rule, close bars and nightclubs and require the state’s most medically...
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