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CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger gets OKs

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New dental office going up in Midway

Midway soon will be home to Dr. Tad Jackson's newest dental office, proving Hinesville isn't the only municipality attracting development.

March 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Officials warn of solicitation scandal

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel warned corporations recently that her office received numerous complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called "Compliance Services." The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. The "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement" included in the offer is very similar to solicitations mailed during the past two years from firms named "Georgia Corporate Compliance" and "Georgia Corporate Headquarters."

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estste transfers for March 6

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 26-30. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books 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.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


LCDA foots bill for Tradeport overage

Members of the Liberty County Development Authority said they felt forced to foot a $77,946 cost overrun from project delays to landscaping, hardscape and irrigation in Tradeport East. It is a $1.9 million project.

March 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Unemployment checks going up

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said today that the Georgia Department of Labor has begun mailing an additional $25 per week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians who have a valid unemployment insurance claim with the Georgia Department of Labor.

"The weekly supplement to unemployment insurance benefits comes at a good time," said Commissioner Thurmond. "This recession is expected to last longer than many economists and the Federal Reserve initially projected. The additional $25 each week will help the many thousands of Georgians who've lost their jobs through no fault of their own better weather this economic ...

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dow hits 11-year low

NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average plunged below 7,000 Monday for the first time in more than 11 years as investors grow even more pessimistic about the health of banks, and in turn the economy.

A staggering $61.7 billion in quarterly losses at insurer American International Group Inc. touched off fresh fears about the health of the nation's financial system.

March 02, 2009 | By Tim Paradis AP business writer | Business


Congress OKs funds for intracoastal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In directing nearly $1 million in funding for Georgia's portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Congress affirmed a recent study by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute that the channel is essential to Coastal Georgia's economy. Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston, who helped secure the funding, said it will be used to alleviate silting, which has caused transit boaters to avoid the area.

March 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


House OKs prepaying for nuke plant expansion

ATLANTA - Georgia Power customers could pay an average of $1.30 more per month on their electricity bills beginning in 2011 under a bill approved by the Legislature on Thursday.

The House voted 107-66 to approve the financing scheme that would begin collecting about $1.6 billion in costs for the utility to expand its nuclear plant near Augusta. The measure has already cleared the state Senate and now heads to Gov. Sonny Perdue for his signature.

February 27, 2009 | by Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


Savannah Tech stressing work-readiness

Thomas Hines, executive director of training operations for Savannah Technical College, told the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday there's no doubt we're getting closer and closer to a globalized market. As a result, he said, Georgia needs to take measures to ensure we stay competitive in this new economic environment

February 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Appraisers urge caution selling gold

RESTON, Va. - The price of gold is once again selling at near all-time high prices. That, combined with tough economic times,

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


South Georgia lawyer leads litigation panel

SAVANNAH - David Michael Conner, a partner at the Savannah law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP, has been appointed chairman for the Council on Litigation Management, a national organization dedicated to standardizing litigation practices and promoting integrity in claims handling, asset protection and legal defense pertaining to the insurance industry and corporate legal departments.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Teachers, students benefit from tax breaks

When it comes to higher education, students and their families may take advantage of credits to offset expenses like tuition and fees.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate tops 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January.

February 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Unemployment checks going up $25 a week

ATLANTA - Weekly unemployment benefits will rise by $25 a week in Georgia, state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said Monday.

The boost comes from an infusion in federal stimulus money and will bring the average weekly unemployment check in Georgia to $292. The maximum check will rise to $355.

February 24, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


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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


Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says

It was about this time four years ago that I started to seriously consider making a career change.

April 16, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.

April 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Property transfers for March 23-April 2

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from March 23 through April 2 show the following property transfers:

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Majors in business and engineering may maximize chances of getting a high-paying job

For many high school and college students, the main reason they prepare for and go to college is to have a stable, high-paying job after graduation. The trick is to find the major that will maximize job opportunities as well as earning power.

April 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How high taxes and regulation are killing one of the most prosperous states in the nation

Upstate New York is becoming Detroit with grass.

April 11, 2015 | William Tucker, American Media Institute Deseret News | Business


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