Georgia is one of the most diverse states in the nation, that’s according to the personal finance website WalletHub. The company complied its list of 2017’s Most and Least Diverse States in America and the Peach State ranked 13th on the list. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says they looked at diversity in a variety of ways including cultural and ethnic, socioeconomic, household, and religious.   

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The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is approaching and researchers at the University of Georgia in partnership with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center have been awarded a grant to study how wet soils may strengthen tropical storms over land.

The research funding totaling nearly $1 million will allow the scientists to build on an idea first advanced in two UGA-based studies suggesting that wet soils could sustain or intensify hurricanes, typhoons and other tropical cyclones as they move over land. The UGA researchers called this the "brown ocean" effect.

Trade Panel: Cheap Imports Hurt US Solar Industry

Sep 22, 2017
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A U.S. trade panel has ruled that low-cost solar panels imported from China and other countries have caused serious injury to American manufacturers, raising the possibility of the Trump administration imposing tariffs that could double the price of solar panels from aboard.
Friday's vote by the International Trade Commission was unanimous. The trade commission has until mid-November to recommend a remedy to President Donald Trump, with a final decision on tariffs expected in January.

A Wisconsin credit union is suing the credit reporting agency Equifax over a data breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
Madison-based Summit Credit Union says it and other credit unions are incurring large costs because of the breach.
The lawsuit was filed this month in federal court in Atlanta, where Equifax is based. It seeks class-action status on behalf of more than 5,700 credit unions.