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Jobless rate hits record high in Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in May, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in April.

June 19, 2009 | Staff report | Business


New store in Ludowici

LUDOWICI - Ludowici Meats had its grand opening on June 6 with about 75 people on hand to join in on the fun.

June 15, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Coastal Electric board gets new members

Some 800 residents voted to change leadership in Coastal Electric Cooperative last week and two newcomers were welcomed to the board of directors.

June 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Hampton Island puts dent in tax debt

Hampton Island Preserve recently put a huge dent - some $401,600 - in the $660,000 the development owes in delinquent property taxes, interest and late fees.

June 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Courier earns statewide awards

As part of their 2009 Better Newspaper Contest, The Georgia Press Association recognized two Coastal Courier reporters for their contributions to the field of journalism.

June 12, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


West Rehab breaks gound for new building

West Rehab Services and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce broke ground for the new clinic that is expected to be open in the fall.

June 12, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Senate may vote to let FDA regulate tobacco

WASHINGTON (AP) - A tobacco control bill set to win Senate approval would give the federal government broad new powers to monitor and change a toxic substance that contributes to some 400,000 deaths every year.

The legislation, heading for a vote Thursday, would for the first time give the Food and Drug Administration legal authority to regulate the sale, manufacturing and marketing of tobacco products.

June 11, 2009 | By Jim Abrams Associated Press writer | Business


Another motel picks Flemington

A La Quinta Inn will be going up on a grassy, vacant lot on Highway 84, but there are mixed reviews on what another hotel means for Liberty County.

June 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Tradeport entrance gets another start

With a $50,393 change order request on the table, Liberty County commissioners questioned why the engineering representative for a right turn lane on Islands Highway didn't plan to avoid the problem.

June 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Big Riceboro development hits snag

After Hampton Island Preserve manager Ron Leventhal vowed a lawsuit, Plum Creek was left sitting on the bank Tuesday night when Liberty County commissioners tabled a request to rezone land for the massive development.

June 05, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Phone company debuts new name, logo

MONROE, La. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ Corp. recently announce the selection of CenturyLink as the name of their combined company.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses help local fire department

When a couple of local businessmen heard the Gum Branch Fire Department was having problems with its water storage system, they realized it was in their best interest to see it was fixed.

June 05, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Pay-as-you go lets customers budget gas bill

ATLANTA ­- As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Help available for recently unemployed

Cindy Landolt, executive director of Coastal Workforce Investment and Adult Funding, said often people feel are overwhelmed with frustration after losing a job, and don't feel they have necessary skills to find another, possibly better one.

May 29, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Planners recommend Allenhurst business center

More business means more noise, crime and less security, according to Jeff Lee during last week's Liberty County Planning Commission meeting.

May 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


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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


Downtown merchants want more shoppers

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority is looking at ways to attract more shoppers downtown.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Business


Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans.

April 18, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Savannah Tech sets career fairs

Area employers are invited to participate in the multi-campus Savannah Technical College's School to Work Career Fairs.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks.

April 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.

April 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Property transfers April 13

Recent property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Crowdsource funding bails out businesses taking unpopular stands

What happens when a local business needs to shutdown after taking a moral stand on an political issue like serving food at a LGBT wedding ceremony? It starts GoFundMe campaigns.

April 16, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Area economy growing a fastest pace in decade

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Surcharge surprises tourism industry

Happening late in the evening of March 31, some hoped against hope that it was just an elaborate April Fools' Day prank.

April 16, 2015 | By Jim Morekis Correspondent | Business


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