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Google tries to woo iPhone owners with Android watch app

Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to strap their technology on people’s wrists.

A new Android Wear smartwatch that is compatible with the Apple iPhone is displayed at Google’s offices in San Francisco. Google is introducing an application that will connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the rivals’ battle to strap their technology on people’s wrists. - Eric Risberg/The Associated Press

U.S. stocks close out worst month in 3 years

August was a brutal month for investors.

Pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks mostly fell on Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible. - Seth Wenig/The Associated Press

New Palmer & Cay is growing in Texas

If the names seem familiar, it’s because Cay was president and fifth-generation leader of the former Savannah-based firm of the same name, which was acquired by Wachovia — now Wells Fargo — 10 years ago.

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BiS in brief: Governor's Tourism Conference underway here

The Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference has brought more than 500 tourism professionals to Savannah for a four-day meeting that will end Wednesday. This is the first time the annual conference has been hosted in Savannah.

CITY TALK: Job numbers are still generally strong

The unemployment rate for the Savannah metro area (Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties) has trended slightly higher over the last couple of months, but the increase can be attributed to predictable seasonal trends.

Pooler to look at de-annexing megasite

Three Chatham County municipalities hold the key to helping the county become more competitive in its quest to lure high-paying manufacturers to the area, a consultant for the Savannah Economic Development Authority said last week.

John Carrington/For the Savannah Morning News Economic developers want the city of Pooler to de-annex the megasite, which would free it from Pooler’s restrictive ad valorum tax on manufacturing and make it more attractive to major prospects.

CITY TALK: Street fair brings new visitors to Wells Park

When I arrived at the big street fair last Saturday in Wells Park, a handful of protestors were sharing their objections to the entire event with the aid of a megaphone.

The “Cool Communities in Hot Savannah” fair was sponsored by the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, but the protestors’ anger was directed more broadly at city government’s neglect of the neighborhood.

CITY TALK: Street fair brings new visitors to Wells Park

Q&A: China's market turmoil

 With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated — at least for now — here are some questions and answers about it, as well as lessons to learn:

25, 2015, file photo, Chinese. Associated Press Aug.

Mamie Ruth/M. Liz Jewelry: A unique boutique

The mannequin at the entrance to the Liberty Street boutique was wearing a straw hat – despite being headless — plus a Navaho print vest, a feather necklace and an over-the-shoulder bag edged with fringe.

Photos by Steve Bisson/ Savannah Morning News- Mary Liz Craft, left, and Emily Bargeron at their store, Mamie Ruth/M.Liz Jewelry Studios & Boutique, on West Liberty Street.

HunterMaclean attorneys on 'Best Lawyers' list

HunterMaclean has announced that 20 attorneys from the firm were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2016. The Best Lawyers designation acknowledges those who have been nominated and then voted on by their peers for achievements in their areas of practice.

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U.S. consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July

U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months.

David Goldman/AP- A customer at left pays for produce with cash to a worker at a stand at the Atlanta Farmers Market in June. The Commerce Department released personal income and spending for July on Friday.

Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day

A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world’s largest online social network in a 24-hour period. The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth’s population.

FILE – In this March 25, 2015 file photo, Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Calm on Wall Street

Well, that was exciting. Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note that suggested the worst may be over for now.

Richard Drew/The Associated Press- Skip Schweiss, third left front row, managing director of TD Ameritrade, joins the applause during opening bell ceremonies of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday.

First Sun Country flight arrives

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport on Thursday evening welcomed Sun Country Airlines’ first arriving flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Photos courtesy Savannah Airport Commission- Sun Country Airlines’ inaugural flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul arrives Thursday evening at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The weekly nonstop service will be available through Dec. 13.

BiS in brief: Career day scheduled for Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced that its first National Career Day will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, when the company says it hopes to hire 4,000 new employees.

Ashley Madison CEO steps down in wake of hacking

The CEO of adultery website Ashley Madison is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company's computer systems and outing of millions of its members.

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Noel Biderman, chief executive of Avid Life Media Inc., which operates AshleyMadison.com, poses during a portrait session, in Tokyo. Biderman is stepping down in the wake of the massive breach of the company’s computer systems and outing of millions of its members, Avid Life Media announced, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Savannah chef Paula Deen next up on 'Dancing With the Stars'

E! Online and other entertainment oriented websites are reporting that Savannah celebrity chef Paula Deen will be among the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars" when it premieres Sept. 14 on ABC.

Twitter tries to attract users as search for CEO continues

Twitter’s most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.

Richard Drew/Associated Press file photo The Twitter bird logo is on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.