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Feds close two banks, one in Georgia

NEW YORK - Regulators on Friday closed Haven Trust Bank, the fifth bank failure this year in Georgia.

Also closed was Sanderson State Bank in Texas, bringing to 25 the number of U.S. bank failures in 2008.

December 28, 2008 | By Sara Lepro Associated Press writer | Business


'Tis season for giving

Given the current state of the economy, this holiday season may be tougher on local families than in the past. However, some people are still able to dig into their pockets and find something to give to others.

December 27, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Italian eatery opens in Hinesville

Locals can now get authentic Italian food after Liberty County's only privately-owned Italian restaurant, Italiano's, opened last Monday.

December 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local financial advisor offers positive spin on economy

He may be in the minority with his line of thinking, but local financial adviser Derek Sills isn't worried about the current recession.

December 26, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Coastal Courier | Business


Riverkeeper threatens suit on Rayonier

BRUNSWICK - Environmentalists have filed a 60-day notice that they intend to sue Rayonier Inc., saying the company pollutes the Altamaha River with foul-smelling wastewater from its Jesup pulp mill.

Attorneys for the Altamaha Riverkeeper said Tuesday that Rayonier has done little over the past 10 years to reduce the stinking, coffee-colored water it discharges. The Riverkeeper group says the company agreed in 2002 to clean them up.

December 26, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Auto bailout plan moves to Senate

WASHINGTON - A House-passed bill to speed $14 billion in loans to Detroit's automakers stands on shaky ground in a bailout-weary Congress, undermined by Republican opposition that could derail the emergency aid in the Senate.

Republicans are challenging lame-duck President George W. Bush on the proposal, arguing that any support for the domestic auto industry should carry significant concessions from autoworkers and creditors and reject tougher environmental rules imposed by House Democrats.

December 26, 2008 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Ken Thomas Associated Press writers | Business


Auto bailout talks intensify

WASHINGTON -- Tense talks are continuing on a bill to provide financial aid to the auto industry as the White House pushes tougher consequences than congressional Democrats embrace for failure by the carmakers to bring costs under control.

The Bush administration would allow a "car czar" envisioned in the legislation to force the companies into bankruptcy if they weren't doing enough to cut labor costs, restructure their debt and downsize to stay afloat.

December 24, 2008 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Ken Thomas Associated Press writers | Business


Hinesville sweets shop open for business

It's original cookies by the dozen and homemade cakes by the layer since Lynn Simmons rolled out Tu's Sweets and Treats bakery shop on Frank Cochran Drive.

December 22, 2008 | By Alena Parker | Business


Shopping season starts strong here

Havoc.

December 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Research any debt adjustment offers

The tough national economic conditions are putting a strain on numerous Georgia households. Many consumers are weighed down by enormous amounts of debt and are struggling just to keep their heads above water. As a result, companies that promise to help you pay off your debt seem to be sprouting up left and right. These "debt adjustment" companies often make grandiose claims about how they will significantly cut consumers' credit card debt and resolve money problems. Yet many of these companies are not reputable, and consumers who trust them with money could end up in even worse financial straits. There ...

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate climbs to 7.2%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September.

December 13, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business


Holtzman adds life insurance agent

George and Babs Holtzman, owners of Holtzman Insurance Agency, Inc., are proud to have William "Bill" Johnston join their team. Johnston comes to Holtzman Insurance Agency as a Georgia licensed life agent.

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


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


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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


How to know when something is actually on sale

The big screen television is, indeed, very big. And the brightly colored sign plastered on the corner is every bit as prominent.

April 11, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


The best states for middle-class taxpayers

With tax day swiftly approaching, a number of studies by the personal finance research website Wallethub have examined what makes a state great for taxpayers.

April 11, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


AgSouth hires regional mortgage orginator

JESUP - Joey Lee has joined AgSouth Farm Credit as a mortgage originator for AgSouth Mortgages, the association's home-lending division.

April 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Personal issues are distracting employees from work, study finds

While I was at work one day last week, my father was in a hospital more than 1,000 miles away. He was undergoing a series of tests, and I was anxious to hear the results.

April 08, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Employee appreciation is vital but employers must also provide challenge

A new study, the 2015 Strengths@Work Survey, suggests that the path to great performance may be easier than we think. If we want employees to achieve their best we should appreciate them for the things they do the best—in other words, for the things that showcase where their natural strengths and abilities lie.

April 08, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


International delegations visit Liberty

Visitors from Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada and Brazil recently learned why Liberty County is a solid location to "Come Grow Globally," as the Liberty County Development Authority's slogan says.

April 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local to manage Savannah medical group

Charlene Parlett of Hinesville has joined Savannah Age Management Medicine in Pooler as a practice manager.

April 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Agents honored for time with firm

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors recently celebrated anniversaries with two of its most tenured agents.

April 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Property transfers April 6

Property transfers recently recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

April 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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