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ajc on August 13th, 2012

WASHINGTON — Government contracting behemoth Lockheed Martin has been at the fore of a campaign against defense spending cuts scheduled to begin in January, but its warnings have drawn accusations of exaggeration and questions about the real economic impact of shrinking the Pentagon.

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ajc on August 13th, 2012

WASHINGTON – As millions of baby boomers flood Social Security with applications for benefits, the program’s $2.7 trillion surplus is starting to look small.

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NEW YORK – A surprise surge in gasoline prices is taking some of the fun out of summer. The national average for a gallon of gas at the pump has climbed to $3.67, a rise of 34 cents since July 1.

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Georgia is among 36 states and the District of Columbia included in a recall of sliced apples sold at some popular fast-food restaurants and other businesses due to possible Listeria contamination .

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11alive on August 12th, 2012

The city’s economic development agency will announce a new start-up program Tuesday aimed at increasing entrepreneurship.

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The long-running controversy surrounding concessions contracts at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport heightened Thursday when the federal government directed the state to begin the process of removing key disadvantaged business certifications from four companies that won contracts for restaurants at the airport.

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ajc on August 9th, 2012

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Liberty Media Corp. on Wednesday said that it will spin off its Starz cable channels into a separate company, continuing a series of financial machinations in the Liberty family, which is controlled by cable magnate John Malone.

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McDonald’s is adding bone-in chicken wings to its menu in metro Atlanta, a move that could be big business for the poultry industry – including in Georgia, the nation’s No.

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The owner of a ferry that carried a missing investment adviser the day he vanished off Florida’s coast told investigators that anyone jumping into the ocean would have been seen.

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ajc on August 9th, 2012

Duluth-based financial services firm Primerica outpaced expectations in second quarter, riding growth from term-life insurance policies.

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