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Despite merry holidays, retailers face challenges in 2018

By Anne D’Innocenzio and Christopher Rugaber

Ask SCORE: Give your website a health check

With so many business needs vying for your attention, you might overlook your website’s performance. Web analytics put an abundance of data at your finger tips.

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visits storm-damaged Fort Pulaski; declines comment on Trump

Recent hurricanes, a tornado and sea rise have all caused damage to Fort Pulaski, park officials said.

U.S. Congressman Buddy Carter hears from Fort Pulaski staff members about needed repairs at the national park. DeAnn Komanecky/Savannah Morning News.

Airport to invest in equipment to de-ice runways

Winter Storm Grayson dumped just less than three inches of snow at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport last week and shut down runways for more than a day, according to Savannah Airport Commission executive director Greg Kelly.

Snow and ice from a winter storm blankets the runway at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport last week. (Photo courtesy of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport)

China warns Trump ahead of possible trade decision


Walmart boosts pay, closing dozens of Sam’s Clubs


Farmers learn ways to check crops using drones

If you’re a farmer looking to keep a closer eye on your crops or need a better way to survey hundreds of acres after a storm, agriculture experts suggest looking to the skies.

Joe Mari Maja, a research sensor engineer with Clemson University, talks about the DJI Inspire 2 drone during an agriculture educational session Thursday at the South East Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The session presented farmers and growers with the basics on using drones to survey crops, animals or storm damage. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Portside: Winter storm presents few problems at port

Savannah’s rare winter storm closed the city’s major cargo ports for just more than 24 hours last week, an icy hiccup that was quickly overcome through an extraordinary response by several groups, according to Georgia Ports director Griff Lynch.

Ice on the vessels made working them prohibitive until last Friday morning. (Special to the SMN)

Weekly ship schedule


As companies give bonuses, prospect of pay gains still hazy


Women get prominent media jobs in wake of misconduct ousters


Edminster: Creative Coast lets you get messy

“Take chances, make mistakes, get messy,” the immortal saying from Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus ring louder than ever in my mind.

SEDA highlights record year

The Disney brand is known for having some of the most cheerful, customer-focused employees in the world.

Doug Lipp, former head of training at Disney University, gives the keynote speech at the 2018 Savannah Economic Development Authority Annual Meeting. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Fear not the alphabet soup of TV features unveiled in Vegas

By Ryan Nakashima

Liz Weston: Why you should save for something fun

Financial planners tend to have firm ideas about the most important goals: You should save for retirement, pay off debt and build an emergency fund. Buying a pair of $200 sneakers or an ultra-high definition TV is probably not on that list.

South Carolina utility wants lawsuit tossed out of court

Associated Press

U.S. employers posted fewer jobs in November for 2nd month

By Christopher Rugaber

Trump takes victory lap on taxes with rural Americans

By Zeke Miller

Q&A: Plan to expand offshore drilling draws cheers, jeers

By David Koenig and Matthew Daly