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Program ups account insurance at bank

Depositors with more than $100,000 no longer have to go to different banks to be covered by federal deposit insurance.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Estimate Social Security benefits online

Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, unveiled a new online calculator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator that will provide immediate and personalized benefit estimates to help people plan for their retirement. The Retirement Estimator is tied to a person's actual Social Security earnings record and eliminates the need to manually key in years of earnings information.

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Credit union opens military branch in Hinesville

Navy Federal Credit Union recently celebrated the opening of its newest branch in Hinesville, one of several new branch offices planned for 2008.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal jobless numbers up in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the coastal Georgia area rose to a preliminary 5.3 percent in June, up four-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.9 percent in May.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans urged to explore business benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C., - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston is encouraging all interested veterans to attend an Aug. 19 Small Business Administration symposium in Savannah to learn about programs and services available to veterans. The half-day seminar will cover agency programs and services, including the Patriot Express loan program for both active and retired military personnel who are starting or expanding small businesses.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estate transactions for July 16

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from June 23-27. 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.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia, South Carolina will share new port

SAVANNAH -- The port authorities in Georgia and South Carolina will share ownership of the Jasper Ocean Terminal site, under plans set for approval soon.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman completes commercial property training

George W. Holtzman of Coldwell Banker Commercial Holtzman, Realtors recently graduated from the Coldwell Banker commercial emerging broker training program.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


State offers tax credits for 'clean' energy

ATLANTA - Georgia residential consumers and business owners are now eligible for a Georgia income tax credit for installing certain "clean energy property" as a result of House Bill 670, which passsed the 2008 General Assembly.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


City helping residents own their own homes

Carmen Emmanuel is looking forward to being a homeowner "with those keys in my hand," and "knowing that something is finally mine."

August 09, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Real estate transactions for July 23

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from June 30-July 11. 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.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Forester replants 11 million trees in Georgia

JESUP -- Plum Creek Timber Company has announced this year's spring planting exceeded 11 million seedlings in Georgia. The effort is part of Plum Creek's plan to regenerate and grow forests for future generations.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Minimum wage goes up Thursday

WASHINGTON -- About 2 million Americans get a raise Thursday as the federal minimum wage rises 70 cents. The bad news: Higher gas and food prices are swallowing it up, and some small businesses will pass the cost of the wage hike to consumers.

August 08, 2008 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


Hinesville on business-friendly ranking

Hinesville is ranked 103 on a recently-released rating of the 179 best small places in the U.S. for business and careers compiled by Forbes magazine.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Area unemployment rate up in May

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area rose to a preliminary 5.4 percent in May, up five-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.9 percent in April.

July 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


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If saving money isn't independence enough, try off-the-grid living

While Roscoe Bartlett served as GOP congressman from Maryland for 20 years he constantly reminded people to be prepared for what seemed to be the least likely situations.

March 17, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Johnson returns as office manager

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the rehiring of Erin Johnson, after a brief absence, to assume the position of office manager.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

Here’s a little math experiment. You have $1,000 you don’t need for the next year and you sock it away in an investment earning a modest .95 percent return. A year passes and you pocket $9.50 in earnings.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

Where in the United States can you buy a home without breaking the bank? A new report from HSH.com, a mortgage resource company, may help you make your decision.

March 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Tech industry needs to break down gender barriers to fill future jobs

The tech industry needs to change its culture that has not been inviting for women, some observers say, if it wants to fill a projected growth in jobs.

March 12, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work

I'd like to start this week's column with a one-question quiz.

March 11, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Molly Maxine Merle Norman ribbon cutting

Molly Maxine Merle Norman held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Feb. 25 at its new store at 122 S. Main St. in downtown Hinesville.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Questions focus on pipeline jobs, uses

Jobs created by a proposed pipeline through the area and the intention of the fuel it carries were questioned at a public meeting at the Country Inn & Suites in Hinesville Thursday.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Five writing tips that will make you stand out

The ability to effectively communicate is critical to success in any business endeavor. Writing is one skill that, when done well, can set you apart from others. Writing is also very subjective and open to criticism based on individual writing styles and preferences.

March 09, 2015 | Jeremy Kartchner Deseret News | Business


Marijuana legalization in Colorado brought about uncertainties after one year

More than a year has passed since Colorado’s “Green Wednesday,” when hundreds of people braved the New Year's Day cold to queue outside the state’s 24 marijuana retail stores.

March 07, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret Media Companies | Business


What parents need to know about marijuana legalization

The permission slip for an overnight high school DECA competition in Colorado banned students from bringing illegal drugs or alcohol.

March 07, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


Does government aid to the poor do more harm than good?

Overall, 49 percent of Americans believe that government programs designed to help the poor do more good than harm, according to new study released by the Pew Research Center.

March 06, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Dredging contract approved for port

Deepening the Savannah harbor can begin following Thursday's award of a $134.5 million contract to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Illinois, by the Army Corps of Engineers. The contract covers deepening of the outer harbor, from near Fort Pulaski for 18.5 miles into the Atlantic Ocean.

March 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ole Times Country Buffett set to open mid-March

Those with hankerings for some slow-smoked barbecue ribs and briskets can get their bibs, forks and knives ready.

March 06, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


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