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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.
Head of area movie studio 'happy' with progress

Head of area movie studio 'happy' with progress

The head of the massive movie studio complex to be built in Effingham County told members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that progress continues to be made on the project.

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Posted: Mar 25, 10:47 a.m.
Courier newsroom gets new leadership

Courier newsroom gets new leadership

Jason Wermers has been the named new managing editor for the Coastal Courier and CoastalCourier.com.

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Posted: Mar 25, 9:58 a.m.
The middle class has had a rough couple of years

The middle class has had a rough couple of years

According to a new study released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the percentage of homes that can claim a “middle-class” income has shrunk significantly since the year 2000.
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Posted: Mar 24, 5:49 a.m.
'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

'Soft skills' are important at work, and in life

It's interesting living with a high school junior.
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Posted: Mar 23, 11:19 p.m.
Property transfers for March 6-18

Property transfers for March 6-18

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from March 6-18, show the following property transfers:

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Posted: Mar 23, 9:40 a.m. | Updated: Mar 23, 10:00 a.m.
Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

Why you should begin planning for retirement in your 30s

The merits of saving for retirement were instilled in Neeraj Joshi by his parents early.
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Posted: Mar 22, 7:09 a.m.
In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

In business and elsewhere, somebody's always watching you

Growing up in the 1980s, I remember liking Rockwell’s "Somebody’s Watching" Me. As far as I know, he was a one-hit wonder, but I find I still like that song. I even have it on my iTunes. At the time it was different and kind of funny.
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Posted: Mar 20, 12:59 p.m.
Port gets its largest-ever ship

Port gets its largest-ever ship

SAVANNAH — The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest ship ever to call on the Port of Savannah on Wednesday when the ZIM Tianjin docked at Garden City Terminal.

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Posted: Mar 19, 10:56 a.m. | Updated: Mar 19, 12:00 p.m.
Billions of dollars spent in March Madness

Billions of dollars spent in March Madness

March Madness is upon us again, and most people talking about it are focused on their brackets.
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Posted: Mar 19, 12:29 a.m.
Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

Take advantage of today's 'golden age' of investing on the cheap

An old conundrum holds that you can’t get a job without experience, but you can’t get experience without a job.
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Posted: Mar 18, 1:46 p.m.
Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

Is it time to consider 'work-life integration' instead of balance?

As I was preparing to leave work one day last week, I ran into a colleague who did a double-take when he saw me.
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Posted: Mar 18, 1:06 p.m.
How to deal with religious discrimination as an employer

How to deal with religious discrimination as an employer

Employers can find it difficult to talk about religious accommodations in a job interview without crossing the line into discrimination.
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Posted: Mar 17, 12:46 p.m.
Men left out of the work-life balance conversation

Men left out of the work-life balance conversation

Often the discussion around work-life balances focuses on the subject of women and child care, but what about the work needs of men?
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Posted: Mar 17, 12:06 p.m.
If saving money isn't independence enough, try off-the-grid living

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.
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Posted: Mar 17, 6:07 a.m.
Johnson returns as office manager

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.  

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Posted: Mar 16, 11:58 a.m. | Updated: Mar 16, 5:30 p.m.
Despite low returns, traditional savings accounts still popular

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.
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Posted: Mar 15, 3:06 a.m.
If you make $50,000 a year, you can afford a home in these 10 cities

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.
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Posted: Mar 13, 12:16 p.m.
Tech industry needs to break down gender barriers to fill future jobs

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.
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Posted: Mar 12, 11:56 a.m.
Don't let frustration drag you down, at home or work

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.
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Posted: Mar 11, 11:07 a.m.

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