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Former Delta pilot talks crisis leadership during 9/11 in Savannah

Capt. Alan Price took the job of chief pilot for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines just 42 days before the attacks on Sept. 11, a turning point for the country as well as Price's industry.

If you like people, tourism may be career for you

When it comes to career advice, I'm all about keeping it simple. "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Even that question is too complicated. I like if/then statements. If you like dogs and medicine, you might be a veterinarian.

BiS in brief: Savannah Junior League announces thrift sale

Savannah Junior League announces thrift sale The Junior League of Savannah will host its 67th annual thrift sale on Oct. 4 at the Savannah Civic Center.

Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut

NEW YORK - Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited potential for growth and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

South Carolina's unemployment rate increases to 6.4%

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's unemployment rate rose again in August to 6.4 percent, putting the state above the national jobless rate, according to labor data released Friday.

Carter decries unemployment rise

ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter attacked Republican rival Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday for the rise in the state's unemployment rate while the governor blamed technical errors and an influx of out-of-state job seekers.

Work under way to rebuild ports warehouse

More than seven months after fire destroyed the northern half of a massive warehouse at Georgia Ports Authority's Ocean Terminal, a new structure is beginning to rise in its place.

Stock gains lift U.S. household wealth to a record

WASHINGTON - Strong stock market gains and higher home prices boosted Americans' net worth in the April-June quarter to a record high, a trend that could encourage more spending. U.S.

BiS in brief: Taste of Tybee to feature island restaurants, caterers

Taste of Tybee to feature island restaurants, caterers The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 18th Annual Taste of Tybee Business Connection from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion.

Georgia unemployment rate reaches 8.1 percent in August

ATLANTA - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday. The rate in August of last year was 8.

FAA proposes $425,000 fine for Gulfstream

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $425,000 civil penalty against Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. for failing to comply with federal guidelines related to training aircraft mechanics.

U.S. consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.

Pizza Hut testing 'skinny slice'

NEW YORK - Pizza Hut is testing out a lighter pizza in two U.S. markets as it seeks to freshen up its menu and regain its footing against competitors.

Drugstores, retailers dive deeper into vaccines

Walgreen provided enough flu shots last season to protect a population roughly twice the size of Los Angeles. CVS doled out more than 5 million, or double its total from a few years ago.

Colonial Group buys North Carolina chemical company

Colonial Chemical Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Savannah-based Colonial Group Inc., has bought Acme Southern Inc. based in Pineville, N.C. Robert H. Demere Jr.

BiS in brief: Small business grant to help rural S.C. areas

Small business grant to help rural S.C. areas The Savannah office of the Small Business Assistance Corp. (SBAC) has received a $25,000 grant from the U.S.

Dow closes at record after Fed keeps rates intact

NEW YORK - The stock market rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve told investors to expect low interest rates for a while yet, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to a record high.

U.S. homebuilder confidence soars in September

U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will increase over the next six months.

Below average forecast for South Carolina shrimp baiting season

The shrimp-baiters season in South Carolina may be as lackluster as it was last year.

Neovia Logistics opens facility near port

Neovia Logistics, a global, industrial logistics company based in Irving, Texas, cut the ribbon in Savannah Monday for a new container cross dock operation for Caterpillar Inc. as part of Caterpillar's global hub-and-spoke network.

United Community Bank adds Coastal Georgia mortgage staff

United Community Bank will add five staffers based in Savannah to its mortgage services division for coastal Georgia, bank officials announced Tuesday.

GM to add 750 workers to build small pickup trucks

DETROIT - Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.

BiS in brief: ‘Bigwigs’ on mission to fight breast cancer

Ten Savannah business, medical and community figures have agreed to don bright pink wigs to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia.

Hybrid public relations: Traditional PR with a twist

I recently met with a potential client to discuss coordinating a product launch. No collateral materials or website had been created for their company and they needed our guidance. No problem.

Five ways to be proactive and improve your business

What are you doing today to improve your business? Are you so busy operating the business that you are not moving forward and making improvements? You must be proactive to get results. Here are five ways to improve the performance of your business.

CITY TALK: Plan to expand Savannah's to-go cup zone would help one business, hurt another

Several recent City Talk columns have dealt with aspects of the city of Savannah's proposed new alcohol ordinance. Readers should expect more such columns in the coming weeks.

Airport numbers continue to climb

As passenger numbers continue to climb at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, the airport commission on Monday approved the establishment of a $5-per-day "Super Saver" parking lot adjacent to its economy lot.

Savannah home sales steady in August

With temperatures still sweltering, the local real estate market is wrapping up its busy summer season with a sprint to the finish as home sales broke 500 for a third straight month.

BiS in brief: Chatham Capital Group opens Hilton Head office

Average retail gasoline prices in Savannah fell 2.8 cents a gallon last week to $3.28 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 262 gas outlets in Savannah.

'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

NEW YORK - Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle.

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