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Social media causes fallout in workplace, leads to potential dismissal

Instagram selfies, Twitter hashtag-campaigns and funny Vines are normal parts of life on the Internet. So, don't be surprised if you find your boss monitoring your social media activity — and taking you to task for something deemed inappropriate.
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Posted: Apr 25, 11:09 p.m.
The other gender gap less people are talking about

The other gender gap less people are talking about

There's another gender gap in America that a lot less people are talking about. Researchers call it "the charity gap."
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Posted: Apr 24, 1:19 p.m.
What it takes to be middle class in each state

What it takes to be middle class in each state

"Will Hillary Clinton fight hard enough for the middle class?" economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked earlier this month in the Christian Science Monitor. Reich served under former President Bill Clinton.
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Posted: Apr 24, 12:49 p.m.
Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google, which runs the world’s most popular search engine and email service, is also in the car business.
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Posted: Apr 23, 1:39 p.m.
What really makes something 'cool'

What really makes something 'cool'

In 2001, journalist and researcher Douglas Rushkoff decided to dive deep into the heart of how marketers target teens. The result was a Frontline PBS special titled “The Merchants of Cool.”
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Posted: Apr 23, 10:29 a.m.
Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google, which runs the world’s most popular search engine and email service, is also in the car business.
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Posted: Apr 23, 10:29 a.m.
How much money should you be saving from each paycheck? More than you think

How much money should you be saving from each paycheck? More than you think

Saving money might be harder than you think.
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Posted: Apr 22, 10:19 a.m.
How millennials can put an end to their job hunt

How millennials can put an end to their job hunt

Brian Dab and Amanda Rivera are only two years apart in their respective college graduations.
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Posted: Apr 22, 10:19 a.m.
Work-life balance lesson learned from son's comment

Work-life balance lesson learned from son's comment

It was another hectic Saturday morning.
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Posted: Apr 22, 4:09 a.m.
Etsy: Will going corporate change its DIY ethos?

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.
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Posted: Apr 22, 3:19 a.m.


Google changes mobile search criteria

“Mobilegeddon,” as many are calling it, happened Tuesday, courtesy of Google, the predominant web search engine.

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Posted: Apr 21, 9:02 p.m.
Winning the middle class financial battle

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.”
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Posted: Apr 21, 12:39 p.m.
How part-time work could affect your next parent-teacher conference

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.
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Posted: Apr 20, 1:19 p.m.
Downtown merchants want more shoppers

Downtown merchants want more shoppers

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

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Posted: Apr 20, 9:42 a.m. | Updated: Apr 20, 1:00 p.m.
Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

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.
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Posted: Apr 19, 12:49 a.m.
Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

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.
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Posted: Apr 18, 5:19 a.m.
Savannah Tech sets career fairs

Savannah Tech sets career fairs

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

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Posted: Apr 16, 10:34 a.m. | Updated: Apr 17, 3:00 p.m.
Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

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.
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Posted: Apr 17, 12:39 a.m.
The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.
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Posted: Apr 16, 11:29 p.m.
Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

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.
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Posted: Apr 16, 5:09 p.m.
Property transfers April 13

Property transfers April 13

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

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Posted: Apr 15, 11:37 a.m. | Updated: Apr 16, 11:30 a.m.
Crowdsource funding bails out businesses taking unpopular stands

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.
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Posted: Apr 16, 11:19 a.m.
Area economy growing a fastest pace in decade

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.

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Posted: Apr 16, 10:23 a.m.
Surcharge surprises tourism industry

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.

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Posted: Apr 15, 11:49 a.m. | Updated: Apr 16, 7:30 a.m.
Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says

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.
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Posted: Apr 16, 4:59 a.m.
15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

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.
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Posted: Apr 14, 11:09 p.m.
What you should do when facing a tax audit

What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.
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Posted: Apr 14, 9:09 p.m.
Property transfers for March 23-April 2

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:

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Posted: Apr 13, 9:48 a.m. | Updated: Apr 14, 7:00 p.m.
Majors in business and engineering may maximize chances of getting a high-paying job

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.
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Posted: Apr 13, 11:49 a.m.
How high taxes and regulation are killing one of the most prosperous states in the nation

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

Upstate New York is becoming Detroit with grass.
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Posted: Apr 11, 1:29 p.m.
How to know when something is actually on sale

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.
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Posted: Apr 11, 1:19 p.m.
The best states for middle-class taxpayers

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.
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Posted: Apr 11, 4:49 a.m.
AgSouth hires regional mortgage orginator

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.

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Posted: Apr 6, 12:09 p.m. | Updated: Apr 8, 7:00 p.m.
Personal issues are distracting employees from work, study finds

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.
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Posted: Apr 8, 11:59 a.m.
Employee appreciation is vital but employers must also provide challenge

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.
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Posted: Apr 8, 11:39 a.m.
International delegations visit Liberty

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.

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Posted: Apr 8, 11:46 a.m.
Local to manage Savannah medical group

Local to manage Savannah medical group

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

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Posted: Apr 6, 12:07 p.m. | Updated: Apr 7, 7:30 p.m.
Agents honored for time with firm

Agents honored for time with firm

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

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Posted: Apr 6, 11:54 a.m. | Updated: Apr 7, 7:00 p.m.
Property transfers April 6

Property transfers April 6

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

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Posted: Apr 6, 12:01 p.m. | Updated: Apr 6, 8:00 p.m.
Ribbon cutting for Delectable Fruits

Ribbon cutting for Delectable Fruits

Delectable Fruits held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening March 18 at its new store at 1427A W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

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Posted: Apr 6, 12:03 p.m. | Updated: Apr 6, 3:30 p.m.
A deadline’s a deadline is a deadline

A deadline’s a deadline is a deadline

In business, one of the most important things to remember and master is the ability to meet a deadline. Deadlines get tossed about in every profession and rarely are taken that serious, but are not something to take lightly. Fortunately for me, I learned the value of meeting a deadline at a young age.
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Posted: Apr 2, 12:59 p.m.
Work-life integration proves popular with readers

Work-life integration proves popular with readers

When I started focusing my weekly writing on work-life balance a few years ago, I was asked to choose a catchy name for the column.
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Posted: Apr 2, 6:49 a.m.
Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality

Political polarization is a driving force in income inequality

Once again, researchers have found that political polarization is a driving force in income inequality.
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Posted: Mar 31, 12:49 p.m.
Barbaro hired by Chamber

Barbaro hired by Chamber

Amber Barbaro has joined the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce as its membership coordinator.

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Posted: Mar 30, 11:34 a.m. | Updated: Mar 30, 2:00 p.m.
Metro area’s jobless rate drops

Metro area’s jobless rate drops

Metropolitan Hinesville’s unemployment rate for February was 6.8 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from

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Posted: Mar 30, 11:32 a.m. | Updated: Mar 30, 12:00 p.m.
Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter uses venture capital to compete with Google's Android

Twitter is expanding beyond its 140 character tweets and is making a move into venture capital, investing in a company that wants to compete with Google's Android mobile operating system.
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Posted: Mar 27, 5:59 a.m.
How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

How the Federal Reserve reconciles low unemployment and stagnant wages

When the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, over 30,000 different currencies were in some type of use throughout the United States. The lack of a uniform currency contributed to systemic weaknesses in the monetary system, including bank runs, unstable interest rates and prices, and an overall lack of confidence in banking institutions. Thanks to its capacity to mitigate each of the aforementioned issues, along with many others, the Federal Reserve has played a key role in stabilizing the United States economy.
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Posted: Mar 26, 12:49 a.m.

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