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Do you consider the planet when investing?

On April 22, the 41st anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated by millions of people around the world. As a global citizen, you may wish to commemorate this event by thinking of ways you can help the environment, such as boosting your recycling efforts and cutting back on your energy consumption. But you can also contribute to a "greener" world through your investment activities.

April 20, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Do kids a favor, teach them about interest

One of the most valuable financial lessons you can share with your kids before they leave the nest is to explain what interest rates are and how they work. The important financial transactions they'll conduct as adults likely will be affected in some way by interest rates, whether as a lender or a borrower.

April 20, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


Feed the word with a paradigm shift

From prehistoric times until the 20th century, human beings have had to solve their building problems and make their tools from the materials and substances they found around them in the environment. Stone could carry great loads in compression and was used as building foundations. Trees held great loads under both compression and tension and were used as beams to hold up roofs. A plant tasted good and was cultivated for food. Grain was discovered to ferment and make enjoyable recreational libations, so communities were formed to cultivate the grain or grape and produce the beer or wine.

April 14, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


Drivers cut back as gas prices rise

Soaring gas prices are starting to take a toll on American drivers.

April 14, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Property transfers for April 1-7

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from April 1-7:

April 14, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Home health group donates for physicians

In celebration of Doctor's Day on March 30, THA Group made a donation to the American Cancer Society on behalf of the physicians with whom the company closely works.

April 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Avoid hidden tax triggers in retirement

Tax season is upon us – but before you break out that box of old receipts in search of every last deduction, think about whether you're taking advantage of all the tax benefits associated with saving for retirement.

April 14, 2011 | By Jill Perlin Columnist | Business


Dublin church to pray for lower gas prices

DUBLIN - Members of a central Georgia church plan to gather at gas pumps to pray for lower prices.

April 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Pembroke gets mural for new market

Pembroke got a new mural in downtown for the city's budding Whistlestop Farmers Market, which is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Nov. 19.

April 11, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Guess it's time to learn about cotton

It was a sight to behold. The funeral procession of cars and pickups was more than a mile long. I had to wonder if anyone other than the Pembroke police officers and Bryan County Sheriff deputies manning the roadblocks were left in Pembroke and north Bryan County.

April 11, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Bank to recycle electronics for free

The Coastal Bank, a locally owned and operated community bank headquartered in Savannah, will accept electronic items for recycling, free of charge, at all area branches and at the bank's operations center in Pooler from April 18-22 in honor of Earth Week. The electronics-recycling program is offered in partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire Inc.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


McDonalds to be hiring more in area

McDonald's and its franchisees are looking to hire additional talent for crew and restaurant-management positions at their Hinesville-area restaurants April 19.

April 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


State budget deals includes harbor money

ATLANTA - State lawmakers said Thursday they have struck a partial budget deal that would buy new police cars, hire more tax collectors and commit state funding for dredging the Port of Savannah.

April 08, 2011 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Business


Commercial castnet deadline coming

BRUNSWICK - Officials at the Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have announced plans for the 2011 commercial food shrimp castnet lottery.

April 06, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Plantation offers agronomics program

College students specializing in golf-course management and maintenance will have the opportunity to participate in The Ford Plantation's Pete Dye Agronomic Scholarship and Internship Program. The program is named after legendary golf-course architect Pete Dye, who designed the award-winning course at The Ford Plantation.

April 06, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


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Battle with invasive species continues

For as long as there have been humans, there has been trade.

March 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Cope with investment turbulence

If you're like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you're like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn't as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility - if you know how to respond.

March 30, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


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