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Shoppers ready for Black Friday

Tom and Joe Ainsworth will take advantage of the early morning doorbuster sales on the day after Thanksgiving, deemed the biggest shopping day of the year.

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Consumer confidence up a little in November

NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence rose in November amid receding gas prices, but Americans' views on the economy remain the gloomiest in decades as they grapple with massive layoffs, slumping home prices and dwindling retirement funds.

The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 44.9, up from a revised 38.8 in October. Last month's reading was the lowest since the research group started tracking the index in 1967.

December 10, 2008 | By Anne D'Innocenzio Associated Press | Business


Hampton Island late with property taxes

Ron Leventhal, head of Hampton Island Management, Inc., said he is 80 percent confident the development's $400,000 delinquent tax bill will be paid by mid-December.

December 04, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


Imperial resumes refining sugar at plant

PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar's coastal Georgia plant is operating again for the first time since a February explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens more.

Company CEO John Sheptor said Wednesday the refinery in Port Wentworth resumed producing liquid sugar earlier this month and on Thursday will receive its first shipment of raw sugar since the explosion nearly 10 months ago.

December 04, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Riceboro area development discussed

New schools, health and public safety, road access, water and sewer service, historic preservation and environmental concerns were among the topics addressed when citizens gathered Monday to discuss development in southeast Liberty County.

December 02, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | Business


JCB cutting jobs at Pooler plant

POOLER - JCB Inc., manufacturer of construction equipment, says it will lay off 120 employees at its Pooler plant near Savannah.

The company said Thursday the layoffs represent about a quarter of its Pooler work force and that the cuts will take place on Friday.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Hinesville gets new doughnut shop

Liberty County residents now have easy access to hot, fresh doughnuts at the Donut Connection franchise that opened today in Willowbrook Plaza on Highway 196. Renovations on the old Ice Cream Zone started in early October and the doughnut shop is now ready for business, according to Rodney Rogers, store coordinator.

November 29, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


First time jobless claims jump 75%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in October increased by 75 percent from the same month last year.

November 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority updates park's sign

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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


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Faith leaders: your secret weapon in the fight against payday lending

When Pastor Chad Chaddick was ordained, he expected to be a teacher, a caretaker of the sick and elderly, a counselor and an evangelist to his community.

January 27, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret Media Companies | Business


Bealls, Good's owner donates $3M to communities

National department store retailer Stage Stores Inc., which includes Bealls, Goody's, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage, recently announced a donation of more than $3 million to over 850 community organizations as part of its Community Counts Program in 2014. The program at Stage has donated over $5.9 million to more than 2,000 organizations in the past five years.

January 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Knocking doors: What to know before signing up for that summer sales job

After his third day of selling satellite television service door-to-door, Tristan Torgersen packed his bags and left.

January 27, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


Property transfers Jan. 14-22

Deeds filed in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office between Jan. 14 and 22 include:

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Are you part of the global 'baby shortage'?

Dropping birthrates and shrinking families are starting to have a negative effect on the global economy.

January 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Port official sees bright future

GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times | Business


Want success at work? Find a partner with these 5 personality traits

Companies across America want their employees' spouses to feel more included at the office, according to an article I wrote earlier this month.

January 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Don't keep this secret from your spouse if you want a happier marriage

According to a new report cited by CNN Money, Americans lie to their spouses about what they spend their money on. The report said one in five Americans don't tell their spouse about a purchase of $500 or more. And 7.2 million Americans haven’t told their spouses about a secret bank account they have.

January 22, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Property transfers Jan. 2-14

Property transfers filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts between Jan. 2 and 14 include:

January 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Property transfers Jan. 2-8

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from Jan. 2-8 included:

January 15, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Real estate agent earns certification

Jeanne Evans with Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors in Hinesville has earned the nationally recognized military relocation professional certification.

January 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development class graduates locals

The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the graduates from the 2014 Region 12 multi-day training program.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


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