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Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart?

Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Mayor: More businesses coming to Hinesville

More stores are coming to Hinesville, but just which ones are a secret for now.

April 30, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


How people on welfare spend their money

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has found his state smack dab in the center of one of the most nuanced, and heated, debates concerning poverty.

April 30, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is Volvo going to Bryan County?

Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said in an email Friday that there has been a "lot of speculation" about the company's plans for a U.S. factory, "but we look forward to an announcement soon."

April 30, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


When everything comes together, life is in balance

As I've grown older and the hair in my beard has changed from auburn to gray and white, I've learned that things in life often don't work out the way you hope they will.

April 29, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


The most trusted business is...

Good news for families that run a business — you’re one of the most successful and trusted business types out there, according to a new report from Ernst & Young, a business management company.

April 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


19 Mother's Day gift ideas for moms with infants and toddlers

Mother’s Day is about two weeks away, but Americans are already out shopping.

April 29, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Former grocery to become closeout outlet

The corporate management staff of Ollie's Bargain Outlet has signed a lease to bring the store to the currently vacant former Food Lion location off Gen. Screven Way, according to Clay Sikes of The Sikes Group.

April 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Robots are changing the economy even more than you think

How are we supposed to feel about robots? Not the kind that infiltrate governments and threaten to obliterate mankind, but the kind that are revolutionizing the labor market in the 21st century.

April 29, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Jobless rate here down in March

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for March was 6.5 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Is feeding the poor a religious practice? This woman in Texas thinks it is

More than 30 cities nationwide have restrictions that limit feeding the homeless, a trend that the National Coalition for the Homeless refers to as part of a wider effort of "criminalizing homelessness and pushing the problem out of sight."

April 28, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Barbecue restaurant opens

The Rusty Pig held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 7 at its new Hinesville location, 762 Veterans Parkway.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Why some handsome men have trouble finding work

If you’re a handsome guy, you’ve probably got it made, right? After all, research shows attractive people are more likely to be healthy, intelligent and better candidates for marriage. Other studies show that beautiful people are recognized as more likeable and trustworthy than people who are not.

April 27, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Business expo canceled

The 2015 Business Expo scheduled for May 6 in Hinesville has been canceled.

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Pipeline company reveals details

Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline Project has generated a great deal of controversy in a relatively short time.

April 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


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Hair salon moves locations

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 17 for Essence Hair Salon to celebrate the opening of its new salon at 452 W. Gen. Screven Way, Suite D in Hinesville.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Stephen Colbert just made a lot of teachers in South Carolina very happy

Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sixth-grade girl writes stirring poem that encourages children to never give up on their dreams

One of the most talked about moments from the Women in the World Summit 2015, an annual event that aims to explore "the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe" that was held in New York City from April 22 to April 24, was a stirring poem from a sixth-grader.

May 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

A generation or so ago, options for buying a car were limited.

May 16, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


5 job interview tips you haven't heard before

It’s graduation season, and that means hundreds of thousands of graduates nationwide are now turning their attention to landing their dream jobs.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What's the happiest country in the world? It depends on how you define happiness

What's the happiest country in the world? The answer isn't as simple as the question.

May 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


State now allows debit-card payroll

Georgia employers now have another option for paying their employees: prepaid payroll debit cards, according to a recent bulletin from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Center for Competitiveness.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store donates tools to Career Academy

Hinesville's Tractor Supply Co. recently donated $1,000 in tools and equipment to support the construction pathway at Liberty College and Career Academy. Store manager Matt Greig became aware of the program at LCCA from two media specialists who work in the district and then contacted LCCA. The tools will be used in the construction pathway on skills that help make students employable in the construction and carpentry trades.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Will a guaranteed basic income replace welfare?

The efficiency of the American welfare state is no minor issue of debate. Each year, the president and Congress negotiate the best ways to distribute funds in the federal budget, and each year there are those who call for major reforms to the social safety net, from both the left and the right. Some, typically from the conservatives in Congress, call for reduced spending on welfare initiatives, while others, typically the liberals, call for increases and expansions.

May 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why female bosses make you more engaged at the office

“If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?”

May 13, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


11 websites that make the things you love more affordable

Almost one-third of Americans aren’t saving for retirement, according to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Young people are beating their parents in one important way

Of all the myths surrounding the mystical characteristics of the millennial generation, the belief that they don't have jobs is now the most demonstrably false.

May 13, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Technology company opening office here

Speros, a national technology company headquartered in Savannah, will open a satellite office in Hinesville on May 20.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


7 reasons your business isn't growing like you want it

At our digital marketing agency, we help all kinds of local businesses, and especially dentists and doctors, improve their online visibility to grow their brand. To help a business grow, I first have to determine the underlying factors inhibiting their growth. In doing this, we typically see the same few problems again and again. Based on my experience, here are the main reasons why businesses often don’t grow as they should.

May 11, 2015 | Tyson Downs Deseret News | Business


Coastalcourier.com changing calendars

Coastalcourier.com is changing our event listings later this week.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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