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Gov. Nathan Deal is asking people to stay indoors as Tropical Storm Irma claims lives and damages trees and buildings.

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Businesses could also be looking at big financial losses as well.

For tourism operator Phil Sellers in Savannah's historic district, Hurricane Irma has caused physical damage, but also a big financial one.

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Fifty-five medical professionals from Georgia are on the way to Texas to assist with hurricane rescue efforts. Among them are specialists in incident command, search and rescue efforts, and pediatric and geriatric care.

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Terence Ramotar, regional director of American Medical Response, said the paramedics and emergency medical technicians left Stone Mountain early this morning, and are each driving an ambulance. 

Atlanta-Based Businesses Sport Falcons Pride

Feb 3, 2017
The Atlanta Falcons prepare to play the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Atlanta.
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Major Atlanta-based companies are gearing up for the Super Bowl this Sunday, when the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots.

Companies like SunTrust Bank are encouraging their employees to wear Falcons jerseys or red and black in support of the city's team.

Susan Johnson is SunTrust's chief marketing officer.

"If you go to any of our banking centers you're going to see a lot of black and red," Johnson said. "We got balloons, we got posters, we got rally towels. This is our hometown team and we're really proud."

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Grady Hospital dedicated the Marcus Trauma and Emergency Center on Oct. 5 in recognition of philanthropy of Billi and Bernie Marcus, a co-founder of the Home Depot.

In all, the Marcus couple have given a total of $50 million to Grady, which also went to the establishment of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center.

The biggest disappointment in Bernie Marcus’ life was when he was accepted to Harvard’s medical school, because his family could not afford the $10,000 tuition.

UCB is the first big pharmaceutical company in the technology hub near Georgia Tech, but it's the 15th innovation center in Tech Square.
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Smyrna-based pharmaceutical company UCB opened an innovation center in Tech Square on Tuesday.

UCB is the first big pharmaceutical company in the technology hub near Georgia Tech, but it's the 15th innovation center here.

It joins AT&T, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Delta, Anthem and other big corporations who have established “corporate innovation centers" in Midtown Atlanta.