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Housing slump raises fear of recession

WASHINGTON -- Housing construction fell in November and single-family activity dropped to the lowest level in more than 16 years as a severe housing slump showed no signs of a turnaround.

January 02, 2008 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | Business


Gaskin recognized for customer service

Charles M. Gaskin Jr., a registered representative with Woodbury Financial Services in Midway has earned one of PLANCO's highest honors - membership in The Monarch Society for The Hartford Mutual Funds.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ludowici gets take-out pizza

Ronnie's Pizza opened Dec. 7 n the Ludowici Plaza and, according to owner John Arnold Sr., the pizza will be worth picking up.

December 29, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Georgians donate $1.1 million using income tax

ATLANTA - Georgia taxpayers contributed more than $1.1 million using the donations to special funds provision on their 2006 personal income tax return during fiscal year 2007.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


IRS announces mileage rate for 2008

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2008 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Disaster preparedness guide for small businesses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company have teamed up to launch a disaster planning guide for small business owners. SBA Deputy Administrator Jovita Carranza and Nationwide's Associate Vice President for Safety Bill Windsor made the announcement recently during an event at the National Press Club.

December 29, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Pioneer Services treats military families

For more than 10 years, Pioneer Services has given back to military families by handing out commissary gift certificates to those in need. Pioneer Services continues the tradition this year by giving nearly $20,000 in certificates. Dubbed the "Seasoned Greetings" program, the certificates will again help military families with food purchases during the holidays.

December 27, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Business builds seasonal, rural tradition

While searching for the perfect Christmas tree, people can still spot one of the first trees Paschal Brewer planted 35 years ago on the Brewer's Christmas Tree Farm in Midway.

December 25, 2007 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Price changes in Medicare Part D

ATLANTA - Pricing for Medicare Part D Drug Plan Options is going up along with most other things in 2008, so it's time to have a conversation with your parents, grandparents, relatives or neighbors about their prescription drug plan.

December 25, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Program helps poor pay utility bills

United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2-1-1 is now taking applications for Atlanta Gas Light Company's Home and Heart Warming Program.

December 25, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Workshop on employment issues

Business owners and managers are encouraged to sign up for a Savannah seminar that will address some of the most crucial litigation issues that employers face.

December 22, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Local firm gets product approved

BioAgra of Hinesville has announced its proprietary all-natural feed supplement, AGRASTIM® has been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute as approved for use in organic production.

December 22, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Portable sign for Tradeport

The Liberty County Development Authority has employed consultants, scrutinized numerous drawings and gone to considerable trouble to design an attractive entrance for its Tradeport East Business Center. What you see here is not on any of those drawings.

December 22, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Corporate registration deadling looming

Atlanta - Secretary of State Karen Handel reminds business entity managers the deadline to respond to Administrative Dissolution notices issued by her office's Corporations Division is today.

December 22, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Decorating for the season

December 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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This store charges women less than men to fight wage inequality

The products in Elana Schlenker's pop-up shop are hand-crafted by many talented and diverse women, but that's not their only draw. According to Schlenker, women who buy these products will receive a special discount.

April 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Podcasters can relax thanks to patent ruling

Podcasters likely breathed a sigh of relief this month after regulators ruled against an alleged patent troll that threatened the popular medium.

April 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Social media causes fallout in workplace, leads to potential dismissal

Instagram selfies, Twitter hashtag-campaigns and funny Vines are normal parts of life on the Internet. So, don't be surprised if you find your boss monitoring your social media activity — and taking you to task for something deemed inappropriate.

April 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


The other gender gap less people are talking about

There's another gender gap in America that a lot less people are talking about. Researchers call it "the charity gap."

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What it takes to be middle class in each state

"Will Hillary Clinton fight hard enough for the middle class?" economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked earlier this month in the Christian Science Monitor. Reich served under former President Bill Clinton.

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google, which runs the world’s most popular search engine and email service, is also in the car business.

April 23, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


What really makes something 'cool'

In 2001, journalist and researcher Douglas Rushkoff decided to dive deep into the heart of how marketers target teens. The result was a Frontline PBS special titled “The Merchants of Cool.”

April 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google, which runs the world’s most popular search engine and email service, is also in the car business.

April 23, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How much money should you be saving from each paycheck? More than you think

Saving money might be harder than you think.

April 22, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


How millennials can put an end to their job hunt

Brian Dab and Amanda Rivera are only two years apart in their respective college graduations.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Work-life balance lesson learned from son's comment

It was another hectic Saturday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Etsy: Will going corporate change its DIY ethos?

Etsy, an online craft marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers of handmade clothes, art, crafts and other one-of-a-kind products, has some loyal entrepreneurs on edge as the website tries to find its place on Wall Street following a public stock offering.

April 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Google changes mobile search criteria

"Mobilegeddon," as many are calling it, happened Tuesday, courtesy of Google, the predominant web search engine.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Winning the middle class financial battle

Abbey Finch was raised in an upper middle class home, attended expensive private schools and, as she put it, “Basically wanted for nothing and got every opportunity handed to us.”

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


How part-time work could affect your next parent-teacher conference

Roughly 17 percent of workers have “unstable” work schedules that can drastically change from week to week, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute released this month, a trend that is hurting families and contributing to the cycle of poverty.

April 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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