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Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart?

Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Mayor: More businesses coming to Hinesville

More stores are coming to Hinesville, but just which ones are a secret for now.

April 30, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


How people on welfare spend their money

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has found his state smack dab in the center of one of the most nuanced, and heated, debates concerning poverty.

April 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is Volvo going to Bryan County?

Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said in an email Friday that there has been a "lot of speculation" about the company's plans for a U.S. factory, "but we look forward to an announcement soon."

April 30, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


When everything comes together, life is in balance

As I've grown older and the hair in my beard has changed from auburn to gray and white, I've learned that things in life often don't work out the way you hope they will.

April 29, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


The most trusted business is...

Good news for families that run a business — you’re one of the most successful and trusted business types out there, according to a new report from Ernst & Young, a business management company.

April 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


19 Mother's Day gift ideas for moms with infants and toddlers

Mother’s Day is about two weeks away, but Americans are already out shopping.

April 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Former grocery to become closeout outlet

The corporate management staff of Ollie's Bargain Outlet has signed a lease to bring the store to the currently vacant former Food Lion location off Gen. Screven Way, according to Clay Sikes of The Sikes Group.

April 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Robots are changing the economy even more than you think

How are we supposed to feel about robots? Not the kind that infiltrate governments and threaten to obliterate mankind, but the kind that are revolutionizing the labor market in the 21st century.

April 29, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Jobless rate here down in March

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for March was 6.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Is feeding the poor a religious practice? This woman in Texas thinks it is

More than 30 cities nationwide have restrictions that limit feeding the homeless, a trend that the National Coalition for the Homeless refers to as part of a wider effort of "criminalizing homelessness and pushing the problem out of sight."

April 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Barbecue restaurant opens

The Rusty Pig held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 7 at its new Hinesville location, 762 Veterans Parkway.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Why some handsome men have trouble finding work

If you’re a handsome guy, you’ve probably got it made, right? After all, research shows attractive people are more likely to be healthy, intelligent and better candidates for marriage. Other studies show that beautiful people are recognized as more likeable and trustworthy than people who are not.

April 27, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Business expo canceled

The 2015 Business Expo scheduled for May 6 in Hinesville has been canceled.

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Pipeline company reveals details

Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline Project has generated a great deal of controversy in a relatively short time.

April 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


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One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Grand opening for real estate office

Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


American employees miss out on average $1,300 annually, report says

American workers are leaving an average $1,336 each year on the table by not contributing enough money into their company's 401(k) savings plan to get the "free money" that comes from the employer's matching contribution, according to a report by Financial Engines.

May 20, 2015 | Mandy Morgan Deseret News | Business


How quickly interviewers decide if they'll hire you or not

While it's important to prepare thoroughly for an interview, it may be even more important to make an enduring impression.

May 20, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What Americans get wrong about miscarriages

Despite the fact that 15 to 20 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage, Americans remain largely in the dark as to why and how often they happen, according to a new study by The American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists.

May 19, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Ice cream distribution center still open

Blue Bell Creameries' transfer station in Bryan County will remain open despite significant cost-cutting measures by the company, a Blue Bell spokesman said Tuesday.

May 19, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Business


Phone store opens new location

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting May 7 for The Wireless Company's Verizon retail store at 764 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Suite B in Hinesville.

May 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Yoga at work might help you control stress

If you’re like the majority of American workers, you’ve most likely felt stressed at work within the past week.

May 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What does a Dutch cereal farm have to teach us about overpopulation?

Concerns about overpopulation have been a mainstay in poverty eradication discussions for decades. But according to the Brookings Institution, the problem isn't only overhyped, it's also missing the bigger issue.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


How The Great Recession affected your emotional health

The Great Recession has shaped up to be one of the defining factors of the millennial generation.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

With a wink to its core customer, the 18-25-year-old, non-discerning white male, McDonald’s released an ad in January mocking heath nuts.

May 18, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


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