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The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.  (Getty)

CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site is one of 3 national park sites in Metro Atlanta that saw nearly 6 million visitors in 2012. (Getty Images)

7.3 Million Visited Georgia National Parks In 2012

Nearly 6 million visited parks in Metro Atlanta area, spending $2.6 million.

03/04/2014

A bride and groom hold hands. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Increase In Marriages Would Help Economy

A recent study suggests that increases in the rates at which people get married would help the economy, as married people tend to spend more.

10/28/2013

File photo of a hospital nursery. (credit: DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: US Births May Finally Be Leveling Off After Falling 4 Straight Years

After falling four years in a row, U.S. births may finally be leveling off.

09/06/2013

File photo of a Walmart. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Wal-Mart Cuts Annual Profit, Revenue Outlook

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its annual profit and revenue outlook Thursday as the world’s largest retailer expects a tough economy at home and abroad to continue to squeeze its low-income shoppers through the rest of the year.

08/15/2013

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Rural Georgia Struggles To Get Lawyer

Ryan Wheeler, graduating from law school in Atlanta this month, needs a job.

05/12/2013

Screen capture of Gov. Phil Bryant, with his wife Deborah. (Credit: governorbryant.com)

Bryant: Obama Budget Undercuts Medicaid Expansion

Top Mississippi Republicans say their opposition to Medicaid expansion is getting a boost from an unlikely source — Democratic President Barack Obama.

04/10/2013

File photo of a nuclear power plant. (Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Leaders Souring On Nuclear Power Costs

As the cost of building a new nuclear plant soars, there are signs of buyer’s remorse.

03/03/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on ongoing 'fiscal cliff' negotiations with Republican members of Congress. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Ga. Senators Still Optimistic About Fiscal Deal

House Republicans failed to advance fiscal cliff negotiations this week, seemingly putting responsibility for any budget and tax deal back on President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Senate.

12/23/2012

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U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk’s “Hard Truth” About The Fiscal Cliff

As President Obama’s principal trade adviser, The former mayor of Dallas, TX is on a mission to inform local businesses and local city legislator on strengthening the Georgia economy through exports. He also discussed President […]

WAOK-AM–12/11/2012

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