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State jobless rate down 8 months in row

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped for eight straight months - a signal that more Georgians are looking for and finding jobs, the state Labor Department announced Thursday.

April 19, 2012 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Business


Foresters fighting pest invasions

The Georgia Forestry Commission is launching an offensive against two destructive pests that have the potential to decimate significant portions of our state's healthy forestland.

April 18, 2012 | Special to the News | Business


Outlook brightens as sales rise

WASHINGTON - Americans bought more electronics, started home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market.

April 18, 2012 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


Vogtle reactor back online

ATLANTA - A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia is back online after an unexpected shutdown Saturday.

April 17, 2012 | Associated Press | Business


Governor signs scrap metal bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill targeting scrap metal theft that would place more requirements on recyclers and addresses what supporters say is a growing problem in the state.

April 17, 2012 | Associated Press | Business


Time, investments can be on your side

If you're relatively young, and you've been investing only a few years, you possess an asset that is invaluable and cannot be replaced: time. And the more time you spend contributing to tax-advantaged investments, the better off you may be.

April 15, 2012 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Report: States don't know if tax breaks lure industry

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Most states are doing a poor job tracking whether their tax breaks for businesses are actually spurring job growth, including some that have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into corporate incentive programs even while grappling with record deficits, according to a new report.

April 15, 2012 | By David Mercer Associated Press writer | Business


Coastal Bank offers free eletronics recycling

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank will accept a wide range of used electronic items for recycling, free of charge, at all area branches and at the bank's operations center in Pooler from 9 a.m-5 p.m. April 16-20 in honor of Earth Week.

April 14, 2012 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for April 2-5

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, April 2-5:

April 12, 2012 | Staff report | Business


SC high court to hear river dredging case

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a dispute over a permit for a $600 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel.

April 10, 2012 | By Bruce Smith Associated Press writer | Business


FDA chief wants more inspectors at port

SAVANNAH - The Food and Drug Administration's top official said Monday she wants more inspectors at the booming Port of Savannah, where the agency keeps a lookout for safety hazards ranging from spoiled fish to counterfeit drugs.

April 10, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


Credit union marks youth week

A drawing contest will be held in conjunction with this year's National Credit Union Youth Week, which is set for April 22-28.

April 08, 2012 | Special to the News | Business


BofA hires small-business bankers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America Corp. said Tuesday that it is hiring about 90 small-business bankers in Georgia and the Carolinas, continuing a pledge it made in late 2010 to add more staff to specialize in working with customers who operate small companies.

April 07, 2012 | Associated Press | Business


Atlantic coast being studied for drilling

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Interior Department said Wednesday it is seeking comment from the public on a plan to allow energy companies to begin seismic testing to find oil and natural reserves in the Atlantic Ocean.

April 01, 2012 | By Brock Vergakis Associated Press writer | Business


Buffalo roam in Coastal Georgia

The old folk song laments, "Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam."

March 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Business


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Invest with the 'power of three'

Many factors will affect your results as an investor. Some of these factors are beyond your control, such as interest-rate movements or the eurozone debt crisis or the sales results of the companies in which you invest.

February 22, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in Bryan County now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Bank promotes four employees

The First Bank of Coastal Georgia board of directors approved promotions of four employees during its January meeting.

February 15, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Real estate agent certified for military moves

Tina Flesher-Harrington with RE/MAX Accent in Richmond Hill has earned the Military Relocation Professional certification.

February 14, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


It's time to start planting vegetables

We are dodging freezes, getting windblown, seeing spring temperatures one day and scraping ice off the windshield the next.

February 13, 2015 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


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