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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


State of ports address talks big business

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Doug J. Marchand will deliver the annual state of the port address on Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. He will speak about the latest developments in Savannah's maritime transportation industry and what the future holds for the Port of Savannah.

October 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Natural gas provider files bankruptcy

ATLANTA - Natural gas marketer Catalyst Energy has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after losing its required line of credit.

October 18, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


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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


Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

As I was preparing to leave work one day last week, I ran into a colleague who did a double-take when he saw me.

March 18, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


How to deal with religious discrimination as an employer

Employers can find it difficult to talk about religious accommodations in a job interview without crossing the line into discrimination.

March 17, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Men left out of the work-life balance conversation

Often the discussion around work-life balances focuses on the subject of women and child care, but what about the work needs of men?

March 17, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


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