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Unemployment checks going up

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor has begun mailing an additional $25 per week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians who have a valid unemployment insurance claim with the Georgia Department of Labor.

"The weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits comes at a good time," said Commissioner Thurmond. "This recession is expected to last longer than many economists and the Federal Reserve initially projected. The additional $25 each week will help the many thousands of Georgians who've lost their jobs through no fault of their own better weather this economic ...

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dow hits 11-year low

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average plunged below 7,000 Monday for the first time in more than 11 years as investors grow even more pessimistic about the health of banks, and in turn the economy.

A staggering $61.7 billion in quarterly losses at insurer American International Group Inc. touched off fresh fears about the health of the nation's financial system.

March 02, 2009 | By Tim Paradis AP business writer | Business


Congress OKs funds for intracoastal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In directing nearly $1 million in funding for Georgia's portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Congress affirmed a recent study by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute that the channel is essential to Coastal Georgia's economy. Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston, who helped secure the funding, said it will be used to alleviate silting, which has caused transit boaters to avoid the area.

March 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


House OKs prepaying for nuke plant expansion

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.

The House voted 107-66 to approve the financing scheme that would begin collecting about $1.6 billion in costs for the utility to expand its nuclear plant near Augusta. The measure has already cleared the state Senate and now heads to Gov. Sonny Perdue for his signature.

February 27, 2009 | by Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Savannah Tech stressing work-readiness

Thomas Hines, executive director of training operations for Savannah Technical College, told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday there's no doubt we're getting closer and closer to a globalized market. As a result, he said, Georgia needs to take measures to ensure we stay competitive in this new economic environment

February 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Appraisers urge caution selling gold

RESTON, Va. - The price of gold is once again selling at near all-time high prices. That, combined with tough economic times,

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


South Georgia lawyer leads litigation panel

SAVANNAH - David Michael Conner, a partner at the Savannah law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP, has been appointed chairman for the Council on Litigation Management, a national organization dedicated to standardizing litigation practices and promoting integrity in claims handling, asset protection and legal defense pertaining to the insurance industry and corporate legal departments.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Teachers, students benefit from tax breaks

When it comes to higher education, students and their families may take advantage of credits to offset expenses like tuition and fees.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate tops 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January.

February 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment checks going up $25 a week

ATLANTA - Weekly unemployment benefits will rise by $25 a week in Georgia, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Monday.

The boost comes from an infusion in federal stimulus money and will bring the average weekly unemployment check in Georgia to $292. The maximum check will rise to $355.

February 24, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Zum Rosen Hof reopens

It took 12 weeks of renovations to restore downtown Hinesville's Zum Rosen Hof German restaurant after a fire gutted the interior, but as of yesterday the doors are open.

February 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon | Business


Real estate transfers for Feb. 15

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 12-26. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

February 16, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Tax refunds going toward bills

A penny saved may be a penny earned.

February 16, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Midway store helps school earn equipment

Jim Woods and his staff at Midway IGA got first place in the Labels for Learning for Education competition sponsored by Cambell's Soup. Woods presented the 50,000 points his store earned to Liberty Elementary School. Each label is worth two or three points. Wendy Chenevert coordinates the Cambell's Soup labels campaign at Liberty Elementary, where each label's points are added up and traded in for learning materials such as computers, cameras and books.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman to have real estate seminars

Coldwell Banker, Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information on the residential real estate profession.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality

Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.

March 31, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Barbaro hired by Chamber

Amber Barbaro has joined the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce as its membership coordinator.

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro area’s jobless rate drops

Metropolitan Hinesville's unemployment rate for February was 6.8 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from

March 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.

March 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.

March 26, 2015 | Randy Shumway Deseret News | Business


Head of area movie studio 'happy' with progress

The head of the massive movie studio complex to be built in Effingham County told members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that progress continues to be made on the project.

March 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Business


Courier newsroom gets new leadership

Jason Wermers has been the named new managing editor for the Coastal Courier and CoastalCourier.com.

March 25, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


The middle class has had a rough couple of years

According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.

March 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

It's interesting living with a high school junior.

March 23, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Property transfers for March 6-18

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from March 6-18, show the following property transfers:

March 23, 2015 | By Staff Report | Business


Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.

March 22, 2015 | Chuck Green Deseret News | Business


In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.

March 20, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Port gets its largest-ever ship

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Savannah on Wednesday when the ZIM Tianjin docked at Garden City Terminal.

March 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Billions of dollars spent in March Madness

March Madness is upon us again, and most people talking about it are focused on their brackets.

March 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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