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Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction

Money doesn't necessarily equate to job satisfaction

Enjoying the job is as important as the salary. Just ask billionaire Richard Branson.
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Americans don't think college is preparing students for work

Americans don't think college is preparing students for work

Only 13 percent of Americans feel confident that colleges are doing an effective job of preparing students for the future, according to a Gallup poll released April 24.
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Area unemployment rate drops in March

Area unemployment rate drops in March

The Georgia Department of Labor recently announced that Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate for March was 5.8 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from 6 percent in February. The rate in March 2014 was 7.4 percent.

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Updated: may. 01, 2015 6:00 a.m.
Conversation in Savannah about pipeline

Conversation in Savannah about pipeline

Emergent Savannah announced that it will hold the Palmetto Pipeline World Café from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Monday at the Sentient Bean Coffee Shop, 13 E. Park Ave. in Savannah.

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Updated: apr. 30, 2015 1:30 p.m.
How people on welfare spend their money

How people on welfare spend their money

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has found his state smack dab in the center of one of the most nuanced, and heated, debates concerning poverty.
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When everything comes together, life is in balance

When everything comes together, life is in balance

As I've grown older and the hair in my beard has changed from auburn to gray and white, I've learned that things in life often don't work out the way you hope they will.
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The most trusted business is...

The most trusted business is...

Good news for families that run a business — you’re one of the most successful and trusted business types out there, according to a new report from Ernst & Young, a business management company.
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19 Mother's Day gift ideas for moms with infants and toddlers

19 Mother's Day gift ideas for moms with infants and toddlers

Mother’s Day is about two weeks away, but Americans are already out shopping.
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Robots are changing the economy even more than you think

Robots are changing the economy even more than you think

How are we supposed to feel about robots? Not the kind that infiltrate governments and threaten to obliterate mankind, but the kind that are revolutionizing the labor market in the 21st century.
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Is feeding the poor a religious practice? This woman in Texas thinks it is

Is feeding the poor a religious practice? This woman in Texas thinks it is

More than 30 cities nationwide have restrictions that limit feeding the homeless, a trend that the National Coalition for the Homeless refers to as part of a wider effort of "criminalizing homelessness and pushing the problem out of sight."
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Why some handsome men have trouble finding work

Why some handsome men have trouble finding work

If you’re a handsome guy, you’ve probably got it made, right? After all, research shows attractive people are more likely to be healthy, intelligent and better candidates for marriage. Other studies show that beautiful people are recognized as more likeable and trustworthy than people who are not.
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Join the crowds by listing your home in spring

Join the crowds by listing your home in spring

Homebuyers who are waiting for summer to start shopping may end up walking through the dregs of what most buyers didn't like. The time to start looking is now, experts say.
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This store charges women less than men to fight wage inequality

This store charges women less than men to fight wage inequality

The products in Elana Schlenker's pop-up shop are hand-crafted by many talented and diverse women, but that's not their only draw. According to Schlenker, women who buy these products will receive a special discount.
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Podcasters can relax thanks to patent ruling

Podcasters can relax thanks to patent ruling

Podcasters likely breathed a sigh of relief this month after regulators ruled against an alleged patent troll that threatened the popular medium.
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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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Convention bureau gets board members

Convention bureau gets board members

The Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau recently reappointed several members to its board of directors.

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Updated: apr. 25, 2015 8:30 a.m.
Program helps nearly 300 with heating

Program helps nearly 300 with heating

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. delivered more than $90,000 in heating assistance this winter, according to a news release.

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Updated: apr. 24, 2015 8:00 p.m.
SC medical group hires local PR firm

SC medical group hires local PR firm

Lesley Francis Public Relations has been appointed to work with SunGate Medical Group, which has multiple locations just across the South Carolina border.

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Updated: apr. 24, 2015 3:00 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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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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It is finally time to fertilize lawns

It is finally time to fertilize lawns

Yes, friends, it finally is time to start lawn fertilization.

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Updated: apr. 23, 2015 8:00 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chamber board adds member

Chamber board adds member

Catherine C. Grant, one of the founding partners of The Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill, recently was selected to join the board of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce.

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Updated: apr. 18, 2015 7:30 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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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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Updated: apr. 17, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Next Lunch & Learn Wednesday

Next Lunch & Learn Wednesday

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber office, 2591 Highway 17, suite 100, in Richmond Hill.

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Updated: apr. 17, 2015 2:00 p.m.
Property transfers April 1-13

Property transfers April 1-13

The following real-estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from April 1-13:

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Updated: apr. 17, 2015 10:05 a.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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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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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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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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Shredding day set by Pembroke

Shredding day set by Pembroke

Got personal stuff to get rid of but worried about identify theft?

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BBB honors Homes of Integrity's ethics

BBB honors Homes of Integrity's ethics

Homes of Integrity Construction Inc. recently was named by the Better Business Bureau as a 2014 Torch Award winner for outstanding business ethics, according to a news release.

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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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Updated: apr. 16, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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Armstrong: Regional economy expands at fastest pace since 2004

Armstrong: Regional economy expands at fastest pace since 2004

Armstrong State University’s latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports thatthe Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 andis 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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