Thursday, April 29, 2010

Georgia Senate OKs downsized ?11 budget

The Georgia Senate Thursday adopted a $17.9 billion state budget that both cuts spending and brings in new revenue to help offset the recession’s impact on tax collections.

Cumulus reduces loss in first quarter

Cumulus Media Inc. cut its loss in the first quarter. (CMLS)

Mohawk records $21 million first-quarter profit

Mohawk Industries Inc. had higher-than-expected earnings in the first quarter, aided in part by higher sales and the end of the recession.

Former MAC leader Tom Hamall dies

Former Metro Atlanta Chamber Executive Vice President Tom Hamall died Thursday, the organization reported without giving a cause a death.

Oxendine launches gubernatorial bid

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine entered an increasingly crowded Republican gubernatorial race Thursday, filing qualifying paperwork for the July 20 GOP primary.

Verizon Orders CNG Powered Ford Vehicles

Dendreon?s Provenge gets FDA OK

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Dendreon Corp.’s Provenge drug for prostate cancer. (DNDN)

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LG Hausys starts on new Adairsville plant

LG Hausys America, which moved its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta in 2009, broke ground Thursday on a new, $50 million manufacturing plant in Adairsville, Ga.

FHLBank Atlanta turns to Q1 profit

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta swung to a profit in the first quarter of 2010.

House passes trauma care funding measure

Legislation that could create a dedicated source of funding for trauma care in Georgia is close to passing the General Assembly.