Georgia News

  • Ukraine Seeks Renewable-Energy Boost to Counter Russia

    Ukrainian officials say they’ve found a way to protect the nation from Russia: Go green.

  • Kochs’ Flood Insurance Opposition Becomes Campaign Issue

    Democrats are exploring a new attack line against the Koch brothers and Republican allies, telling voters the billionaire energy executives want to let home flood insurance premiums soar to help corporate America.

  • Koch Brothers Net Worth Tops $100 Billion as TV Warfare Escalates

    Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who run Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries Inc., added $1.3 billion to their collective fortune yesterday on reports that U.S. industrial production gained more than forecast. The surge elevated their net worth to more than $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

  • GM Move to Freeze Lawsuits May Cut Customer Payouts by Billions

    General Motors Co.’s move to freeze ignition-defect lawsuits in California and Texas has solid legal precedent behind it and could help slash customer demands for compensation by billions of dollars.

  • NATO Bolsters Defenses Against Russia With Air, Sea Patrols

    NATO bolstered the defense of frontline member states in eastern Europe, recommitting to its original mission of fending off Russia in the wake of President Vladimir Putin’s menace to Ukraine.

  • MasterCard Renews Sponsorship of Rugby World Cup

    MasterCard Inc., the second-largest U.S. payments network, signed as the final main sponsor of next year’s Rugby World Cup, which organizers say will be the biggest-earning event in the history of the International Rugby Board.

  • Pedophiles Lured by Avatar in Tech Industry Porn Fight

    Sweetie looks much like other unfortunate young Filipinas. Just 10 years old, her user profile shows, she spends her days online fielding requests from men who offer her money to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam. When she logs on, invitations pour in -- “Are you a working girl?” or “I’m into girls your age” -- from strangers keen to get her into a private show via Skype or Yahoo! Messenger.

  • Spring Cold Adds to Woes for Eastern U.S. Fruit Crops

    A cold snap gripping the U.S. East Coast today is bad news for farmers whose peaches and other spring crops are already suffering the effects of bad weather.

  • Billionaire Hedge Fund Leaders Join Ricketts’s Super-PAC

    Two billionaire hedge fund executives have joined Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts’s super- political action committee as it works to elect Republicans to Congress, a U.S. Federal Election Commission report showed.

  • GM Seeks Delay of Suit Pending New Bankruptcy Court Ruling

    General Motors Co. asked a federal court in California to delay a lawsuit over faulty cars until a bankruptcy judge rules whether such claims can be brought without violating a sale order in its 2009 Chapter 11 case.

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