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Sharp increase in unemployment rates in December

ATLANTA - The unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area rose to 4.7 percent in December, up one-half of one percent from 4.2 percent in November, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

February 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Developer's cookout draws 500 in Long County

LUDOWICI - It didn't take RMR and Associates long to figure out that the way one gets to know a community is by putting together an old fashion cookout.

February 12, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Contributing Writer | Business


Getting ready for Valentine's Day

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Office for hearing impaired opening

The Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired is opening an office in Hinesville.

February 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


County's industrial and manufacturing boom continues

Economists predict a major recession wouldn't affect Southeast Georgia.

February 09, 2008 | By Linda Sickler Special to the Courier | Business


Credit counselor retiring

SAVANNAH - When Sonny Colley walks into his Waters Avenue office he says his usual cheery good mornings to the staff and shares his infectious smile.

February 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Budget honored for sales to military

Budget Car Sales has been named the MILES Program 2007 Top National Producer in the Intermediate Market category and received the recognition Jan. 22.

February 08, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Business


Single-family homes sales lowest in 25 years

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of existing homes fell in December, closing out a horrible year for housing in which sales of single-family homes plunged by the largest amount in 25 years. The median home price dropped for the entire year, the first time that has occurred in four decades.

February 08, 2008 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | Business


Credit Union celebrates, makes changes

Fort Stewart Georgia Federal Credit Union celebrated its 43rd birthday in 2007, and entered its 44th year with several changes.

February 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coffee shop marks first year

With its eclectic coffee bean painted floor, appetizing menu and an assortment of coffees, teas and smoothies, Over Coffee, in downtown Hinesville, celebrated its first year in business Saturday with a ribbon cutting and a customer appreciation day.

February 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports Editor | Business


Notary public applications now online locally

F. Barry Wilkes, clerk of superior court of Liberty County, recently announced that notary public applications may now be completed online.

February 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area jobs down in December

Jobs in the Hinesville area declined by 100, or one-half of one percent, from 19,100 to 19,000, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures for December released Thursday.

February 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Liberty Tax service opens new location

February 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Deeds Jan. 7-11

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 7-11. 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.

February 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Local bank growing

A bank founded in Hinesville 53 years ago, The Coastal Bank, and its parent Coastal Bankshares, Inc. recently signed an agreement that in effect merges parts of Greensboro-based BankSouth into Coastal.

February 05, 2008 | By Pat Watkins Editor | 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


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