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Foreclosure rate up 25 percent over 2007

MIAMI (AP) _ The number of homeowners caught in the wave of foreclosures in October grew 25 percent nationally over the same month in 2007, data released Thursday showed.

More than 279,500 U.S. homes received at least one foreclosure-related notice in October, an increase of 5 percent over September, according to RealtyTrac Inc. One in every 452 housing units received a foreclosure filing, such as a default notice, auction sale notice or bank repossession.

November 28, 2008 | By Adrian Sainz Associated Press writer | Business


IBM to help build broadband network on power lines

NEW YORK (AP) _ IBM Corp. is throwing its considerable weight behind an idea that seemed to have faded: broadband Internet access delivered over ordinary power lines.

November 27, 2008 | By Andrew Vanacore Associated Press writer | Business


Government launches mortgage restructuring

WASHINGTON - The government and the mortgage industry are launching the most sweeping effort yet to help troubled homeowners by speeding up the process for renegotiating hundreds of thousands of delinquent loans held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which seized control of the two mortgage finance companies in September, announced the plan Tuesday along with other government and industry officials, including Hope Now, an alliance of mortgage companies organized by the Bush administration last year.

November 26, 2008 | By Alan Zibel Associated Press writer | Business


Study: Life isn't cheap for 'working poor'

ATLANTA (AP) _ It costs a lot to be 'working poor' - especially in metro Atlanta.

A single parent of three in Gwinnett County needs to make more than $62,000 a year to avoid going on government assistance, according to the author of a new report that examines the most basic costs of living for families in each of Georgia's 159 counties.

November 26, 2008 | By Dionne Walker Associated Press writer | Business


Store's employees get in spirit of Halloween

Among the businesses that allowed employees to wear costumes on was VIP Office Furniture & Supply in Hinesville.

November 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Attorney finishes bank director course

Jeffery Arnold, a director for The Heritage Bank, recently graduated from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Bank Directors' College, a part of the Community Bankers University.

November 20, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate transfers for Nov. 5

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Sept. 15-26. 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.

November 20, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Midway salon owner earns acadmic honor

Valeria West of Hinesville has been included in the merit list for the summer quarter at Swainsboro Technical College.

November 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Office park going up across from hospital

When the construction site across from Liberty Regional Medical Center becomes the Hinesville Professional Center, John Carnes, owner of John Carnes construction, hopes it will be a hub for area professionals. Carnes owns the center and the land it's being built on. He plans to lease spaces when it's complete.

November 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


FCC plan may hike your phone bill

Even more decisions hang in the balance Tuesday as the Federal Communication Commission will vote on a proposal that could mean increased telephone and Internet service rates for much of the country.

November 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Downtown businesses having holiday open house

In an effort to showcase Hinesville's holiday spirit and encourage residents to take advantage of local holiday shopping opportunities, the first of two downtown holiday open houses opens today from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

November 15, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


LCDA starts minority/women initiative

When they noticed a disparity in many contracted projects for women and minorities, members of the Liberty County Development Authority decided to take on a Minority/Women Business Enterprise initiative.

November 15, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Brewers win tree sweepstakes at state fair

It was another good year at the state fair for Brewer's Christmas Tree Farm. The locally owned and operated business earned the most blue ribbons for Christmas trees (10 of 15

November 13, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Business draws praise from DAV

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 48 of Hinesville recently presented a plaque of appreciation to Rick Place, general manager of NaCon Body Shop, for the support his business has given to the DAV during its 2008 fundraisers. Chapter Commander Garlon Penland presented the plaque.

November 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


HABR auction benefits community services

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors held it's annual basket auction Oct. 15 at Coastal EMC in Midway.

November 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


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The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.

February 25, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.

February 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Thanks to the Internet, the world has come to expect instant gratification in its quest for information. But the expectation of cheap, fast delivery has come at a price: It has become harder for artists, writers and musicians to make a living selling their work.

February 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


New RH plant already adding workers

Caesarstone, a manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill and create 130 additional jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal's office. The plan for expansion, which quietly has been in the works under code name "Project Honey," comes before the opening of Caesarstone's new plant at Belfast Commerce Centre.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Allstate honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently received Allstate's distinguished agency award for outstanding performance in 2014. The Holtzmans received an expense-paid trip to Hawaii in June 2015.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in the Hinesville area now have a new digital agency to help increase their customer base.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


6 tips for standing out in job interviews

If you’ve been out of the job interview game for a while, jumping back in is intimidating. Should you emphasize your title? What relevant skills matter most? Where do you start? Whether you’re an accomplished job applicant or a newbie, here are tips for standing out from the crowd:

February 11, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Emotional labor: Getting paid for good work attitude

Every job has requirements. Factory workers are required to do specific tasks every day. Doctors have to abide by certain health and ethical codes in caring for patients. Cooks have to prepare food according to the menu.

February 11, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


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