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Heating assistance program starts in November

ATLANTA - As winter approaches, the Georgia Department of Human Resources will again help Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes. DHR's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program has received approximately $74.5 million in federal funds to assist low-income, elderly and disabled Georgians with heating bills.

November 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jones Creek Machinery plans to build in Long Co.

LUDOWICI - According to Long County Development Authority Chairman Terry Gordon, Jones Creek Machinery is ready to move into the Long County Industrial Site.

November 04, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Jobless claims up 76 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 56,652 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in September, an increase of 76.3 percent from September 2007.

November 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Insurance office moves into new office

Lynn Bennett, principal agent and owner of The Bennett Agency of Allstate Insurance in Hinesville, recently moved his business into a newly constructed building at 820 W. Oglethorpe Highway, west of Wal-Mart on Highway 84.

November 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


SCANA Energy customers eligible for credit

ATLANTA - Certain SCANA Energy customers have only a short time left to apply for up to a $25 credit if they have switched to any other SCANA variable or fixed plan. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31.

November 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP hires new sales, design team

Katie Woodard has joined VIP Office Furniture and Supply as the newest member of the furniture sales and design team.

November 01, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wall Street starts week stronger

NEW YORK -- Wall Street snapped back from last week's devastating losses after major governments announced further steps to support the global banking system, including plans by the U.S. Treasury to buy stocks of some banks. All the major indexes rose well over 6 percent, and the Dow Jones industrials gained 500 points.

October 28, 2008 | By Tim Paradis AP business writer | Business


Real estate company trying 10-day sale

In a nationwide promotion, Coldwell Banker will reduce its prices up to

October 25, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


VIP supports cancer awareness

Employees at VIP Office Furniture and Supply took part in Lee National Denim Day in support of breast cancer awareness. VIP employees dressed in pink and made donations to the cause.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wall Street swinging widely

NEW YORK -- Stock prices are swinging sharply on Wall Street, with investors still selling heavily but also scooping up stocks that have been decimated by more than a week of huge losses. The Dow Jones industrials are showing the market's volatility. They fell nearly 700 points soon after trading began, regained all of that deficit to show an advance - and then turned lower again.

October 25, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Lot awaiting business

Landowner George Holtzman said he is clearing a lot just west of McLarry's Curve in Flemington in hopes of attracting a business.

October 25, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Economic crisis is worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The world economy will slow sharply this year and next, with the United States likely sliding into recession reflecting mounting damage from the most dangerous financial jolt in more than a half-century.

October 23, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics writer | Business


Imperial Sugar ready to rebuild

PORT WENTWORTH -- Imperial Sugar is ready to start rebuilding portions of its Georgia plant devastated by a deadly explosion eight months ago.

October 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Credit getting tighter even here

The borrower may be servant to the lender, but according to Dr. John Howard Brown, credit is "the lifeblood of a modern economy," and should flow freely.

October 21, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


September jobs cut is deepest in five years

WASHINGTON -- Employers slashed payrolls by 159,000 in September, the most in more than five years, a worrisome sign that the economy is hurtling toward a deep recession.

October 18, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa Associated Press writer | 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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