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Toyota picks Savannah's port for exports to Australia, New Zealand

The Georgia Ports Authority has doubled its Toyota export business as the company is now moving Highlander SUVs bound for Australia and New Zealand through the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal.

PayPal to separate from eBay in 2015

PayPal is splitting from eBay and will become a separate and publicly traded company next year.

CITY TALK: Want more music in Savannah? Look at city's age policy

Do you wish we had more venues and more promoters willing to take risks to bring bigger and bigger acts to the city?

'Stay tuned, we're almost there'

The Georgia Ports Authority board on Monday authorized GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz to execute an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation and OK’d him to sign the Project Partnership Agreement.

Savannah Rotary Club breaks ground on $342,000 playground

The Rotary Club of Savannah broke ground Monday afternoon for a new $342,000 all-accessible playground in Forsyth Park.

Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows

SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

University of Georgia pharmacy program coming to Savannah

The University of Georgia's 100-year-old College of Pharmacy will soon have a Savannah campus where students can complete the last two years of their degree under the college's 2+2 program.

BiS in brief: Armstrong, Savannah State named military friendly schools

Average retail gasoline prices in Savannah have risen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week to $3.26 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 262 gas outlets in Savannah.

CITY TALK: Trying to make sense of job growth, employment estimates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Georgia's August unemployment rate was the worst in the nation. The state's seasonally adjusted rate was only 6.9 percent in April, but it rose steadily from that post-recession low to 8.1 percent in August.

Middle-class squeeze: From day care to health care

WASHINGTON - Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son - so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child. The day care center they found near their Seattle home tops $10,000 a year.

Georgia Tech-Savannah lecture to focus on mobile apps

Russell Clark has a confession. "For someone who works in the field, I may have been among the slowest to utilize my bank's mobile app," the professor and senior research scientist in Georgia Tech's School of Computer Science said with a wry smile.

BiS in brief: LETR & Co. wins seven Graphic Design USA awards

'Underwater' homes in metro Savannah decline In the Savannah area, 14.6 percent, or 8,052, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity as of the second quarter of 2014 compared to 18.

Newsmakers

MATTHEW ROBINSON New job title: Target.com Group Leader Company: Target Warehouse Duties: Robinson will help lead and manage the Target.com department. Related experience: Robinson was a front line supervisor for the U.S. Army. leading a team of 38.  ...

Register for 'Georgia Gives' day by Oct. 1

This Wed, Oct 1, is the final day to register your nonprofit for participation in Georgia Gives Day. The annual one-day, statewide fundraising campaign for state-registered 501(c)3 nonprofits raised more than $2.5 million last year.

JCB backhoe tour to benefit Lone Survivor Foundation

To celebrate its heritage as the inventor of the original backhoe loader, global construction equipment manufacturer JCB kicked off a demonstration tour of its high-speed military backhoe loader Friday at its North American headquarters in Pooler.

Constant phone calls allowed on European flights

BERLIN - European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety rules allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.

BiS in brief: Tractor Supply opens Bluffton store

Tractor Supply opens Bluffton store BLUFFTON, S.C. - The Bluffton Tractor Supply Co. store, which opened for business on Sept. 13, will hold its grand opening today with a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Economy's Q2 rebound was even faster than thought

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year. The economy as measured by gross domestic product grew at a 4.

Mayor's small business conference rallies local entrepreneurs

In a city frequently maligned for having too many regulatory hoops to jump through, a conference held Thursday sought to clear some of those hurdles and encourage Savannah's small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

State of the Port: Georgia Ports Authority positioned for growth

After a year of record-breaking numbers and hard-fought battles for harbor deepening funding, Savannah’s port is positioned for significant growth and could eventually eclipse the ports of New York and New Jersey to lead the east coast, the executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority said Thursday.

Armstrong, South University sign pharmacy program agreement

Armstrong State University and South University have agreed to a partnership designed to help local students pursue a doctor of pharmacy degree without having to leave the Savannah area.

Medient plans 527 jobs, down from 1,000

Medient Studios Inc. plans to create 527 jobs at its movie studios in Effingham County, down from the 1,000 jobs planned when the company had different leaders.

BiS in brief: Small business expo, awards luncheon set

Small business expo, awards luncheon set The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Savannah Morning News will host the 2014 Business Expo and Awards Luncheon on Oct. 9 at the Savannah Civic Center.

Alcoa acquiring Liberty County aerosapce manufacturer

MIDWAY - A pending transaction will make Firth Rixson, a Liberty County aerospace manufacturer headquartered in the United Kingdom, part of Alcoa, a Pittsburgh-based aluminum industry pioneer.

Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of U.S.

NEW YORK - The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices.

Metro Savannah jobless rate down to 7.8 percent in August

Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for August was 7.8 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.9 percent in July, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday. The rate in August of last year was 7.

Gas station rejected for Thomas Square neighborhood

In the complex world of zoning ordinances, past use is no guarantee of future use, especially in Savannah's fluid mixed-use neighborhoods.

Critz Tybee Runfest distributes $77,000 to Savannah area nonprofits

The Critz Tybee Run Fest, held in late January and early February on Tybee Island, announced donations to a variety of area nonprofits Wednesday during its annual "Giving Back" event.

Southern Aviation celebrates new Savannah manufacturing facility

Southern Aviation Parts & Services LLC on Wednesday celebrated the completion of its new manufacturing facility at 123 Westside Blvd. in Pooler.

BiS in brief: Wild Wing Cafe to open Pooler location

Wild Wing Cafe to open Pooler location Wild Wing Cafe will hold a grand open Friday for its new location at Pooler Marketplace at 417 Pooler Parkway across from the Publix Supermarket and Pooler Stadium Movie Theatre.

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