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Trump embraces jobs numbers he once scorned

President Donald Trump is embracing numbers he once maligned as “phony” as he tries to take credit for the latest jobs report.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer holds up a Trump Administration document to “repeal and replace Obamacare” as he talks to the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, March 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Volkswagen pleads guilty in US diesel emissions scandal

Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a brazen scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles by using software to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests.

US adds robust 235K jobs, making Fed rate hike all but sure

U.S. employers added a robust 235,000 jobs in February and raised pay at a healthy pace, making it all but certain that the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates next week.

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2015, file photo, the Space Needle towers in the background beyond a container ship anchored in Elliott Bay near downtown Seattle. U.S. employers are thought to have hired at a brisk pace in February, and the unemployment rate is expected to stay low _ a result that would provide further evidence of a consistently solid job market. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Rookie docs can work longer, 24-hour shifts under new rules

Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite.

In this Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, photo, Cambridge Hospital first-year resident Samantha Harrington stands for a photograph at the hospital in Cambridge, Mass. Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer, a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite. The change was announced Friday, March 10. Harrington thinks it will endanger residents’ and patients’ safety. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BiS in brief: sales tax talk, cyber security, Hospice donation

The Technology Association of Georgia Savannah plans a lunchtime learning discussion on cyber attacks and new technology.

TLC honors Savannah leisure, hospitality industry

Savannah’s Tourism Leadership Council, a local trade organization, presented its 19th annual Tourism Awards on Thursday evening. The black-tie gala honored those who represent the best of Savannah’s leisure and hospitality industry as well as those in the community who support it.

De-bugging: It’s not the sexiest part of CBP’s job, but it saves country millions each year

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a wide-ranging role at our port. In addition to being tasked with securing the country from terrorists and their weapons, the agency must also facilitate legitimate trade and travel.

North Georgia boutique finds a home on Broughton Street

On Saturday the doors will open to the chain’s newest store at 218 West Broughton St. It’s the 17th location for the company in just eight years. The racks fill quickly, too; the boutique receives 65 new styles each week.

RadioShack files for bankruptcy for second time in 2 years

Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years.

FILE - This Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 file photo shows a RadioShack store in Dallas. Troubled electronics retailer RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in just over two years. The Fort Worth, Texas-based retailer filed its petition in bankruptcy court in Delaware on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

ROBERTSON: PR helps businesses see green on St. Patrick’s Day, beyond

Whether you’re new to Savannah or firmly established, it’s hard to deny the spring fever pitch that comes this time of year. From the nice weather to the biggest green event of all — St. Patrick’s Day — there is a sense of excitement in the air. With this excitement comes the potential for new growth and opportunity.

AP FACT CHECK: How Trump’s Keystone XL story fell apart

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice in the last month, President Donald Trump has told a story about how he’d come up with an idea to require the use of U.S.-made steel and pipes while preparing to sign orders to advance the stalled Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, miles of pipe ready to become part of the Keystone Pipeline are stacked in a field near Ripley, Okla. It was a nice story while it lasted. Moments from signing orders to advance the stalled Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, President Donald Trump comes up with the idea of making the projects use pipes and steel made in the U.S. He inserts a “little clause” to that effect and vows the projects will only happen if his buy-American mandate is met. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Voters await economic revival in a part of pro-Trump America

In 2012, Holt voted for Barack Obama because he promised her change, but she feels that change hasn't reached her here. So last year she chose a presidential candidate unlike any she'd ever seen, the billionaire businessman who promised to help America, and people like her, win again.

Trade Center board agrees to pursue state authority status

A bill designed to change the governance of the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center from a local authority to a state authority stalled in the Georgia Senate earlier this week amid confusion about whether local officials — including the trade center’s board — had been appraised of the measure.

State tax break bill designed to lure yacht repair, create jobs

A bill expected to reach the Senate floor for a vote on Friday could be the deciding factor in whether or not Savannah becomes a major East Coast hub for the repair and refitting of mega yachts, an industry that one study indicates could have an annual economic impact of $144 million to Chatham County alone.

Colonial Group plans to upgrade its shipyard on Lathrop Avenue into the Savannah Yacht Center, a repair and refit facility capable of handling some of the largest yachts in the world. (photo courtesy Colonial Group)

TEDxSavannah 2017: See where bridges can take you

If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that change can be tumultuous.

BiS in brief: Vet clinic zoning, Pooler OKs tract, pub cuts ribbon

The Pooler City Council this week approved a pair of requests to subdivide tracts in the Savannah Quarters community for future development.

Savannah designer launches collection with Belk

Emily Bargeron will be taking her own Savannah style to the masses this spring when her curated collection with Belk department stores launches Thursday. Bargeron, a local clothing designer, owns Mamie Ruth boutique.

Savannah clothing designer Emily Bargeron will launch a 15-piece collection with Belk department stores on Thursday. Bargeron owns Mamie Ruth boutique at 107 West Liberty St. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Investment groups purchase Hargray

Hargray Communications Group, Inc. has been acquired by the Tom Pritzker Family Business Interests advised by The Pritzker Organization, along with Redwood Capital Investments, Stephens Capital Partners, and management in an all-cash transaction.

A site plan for future development of the Town Center property in Garden City. (Courtesy photo)

CITY TALK: Other streets, problems merit attention, too

The three most recent City Talk columns have detailed the preliminary design proposals for the streetscapes of Broughton, Bay and River streets by the Florida-based landscape architecture firm EDSA. he EDSA team will present the final conceptual designs from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 23 in the auditorium of the Coastal Georgia Center. It will be an important meeting, for sure, but I don’t know how much public input will be considered at this point.