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Ellis: Startup Project MQ connects gamers with indie games

Facebook launched while Marcus and Malcolm were students at Georgia Southern, but it didn’t really solve their gaming problem. They wanted a social network dedicated to indie games, made up of game developers and their fans. It didn’t exist so they decided to build one. And that’s how ProjectMQ, winner of the 2017 Innovate SAV Pitch Competition, was born.

Malcolm Howard, co-founder ProjectMQ, discusses startup strategy during Innovate Sav 2017 competition. (provided photo)

Losses for tech and materials companies send U.S. stocks lower

U.S. stocks are down Wednesday morning as losses for Apple and other technology companies pull major indexes lower. Materials and health care companies are also slumping. The Federal Reserve is having a policy meeting, although investors don’t expect it to raise interest rates.

Memorial buyer HCA purchases Waycross hospital

On Monday, Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross became the latest hospital to join for-profit healthcare giant Hospital Corporation of America, integrating into the company’s South Atlantic Division and adopting a new name - Memorial Satilla Health.

Ramsey: Email mistakes can cost you credibility, more

Email errors can cost you your career, your credibility and your reputation. Think about it.

HCA, the designated buyer of Memorial Health, reports Q1 numbers

Hospital Corporation of America, the largest for-profit hospital operator in the U.S. and designated buyer of Memorial University Medical Center, reported first quarter net income of $659 million, or $1.74 per share Tuesday, missing Wall Street’s expectations of $1.76 to $1.77.

BiS in brief: Enterprise zone, apartments sold, SCORE social media class

Garden City Council takes first step toward enterprise zone

United CEO calls passenger incident epic mistake

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz apologized Tuesday on Capitol Hill for an incident in which a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight and vowed to do better as he and other airline executives faced tough questions from lawmakers.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to testify before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Hugh Acheson: Despite rumors, The Florence isn’t closing in Savannah

Although it’s listed for lease, acclaimed chef and restauranteur Hugh Acheson said his Savannah restaurant, The Florence, isn’t closing.

Air Canada begins nonstop service from Toronto to Savannah

Air Canada’s inaugural flight from Toronto – marking the beginning of daily seasonal air service from May 1 to Oct. 15 - rolled up to Gate 4 of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Monday afternoon to the fanfare of water cannons, a ribbon-cutting, cheers and moose cupcakes.

Fire trucks gives a water cannon salute to an Air Canada plane on its’ first flight from Toronto to the Savannah/Hilton Head International airport. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

CITY TALK: Participate in tourism survey or get missed

The city and several other organizations are working on a tourism management plan. The surge in tourism over the last few years has raised some hard questions about Savannah’s past, present and future, and small choices that we make today could have profound impacts in the coming decades.

How investors can sabotage their portfolio returns

The stock market has raced to record highs this year, but your portfolio may not show it.

BiS in brief: grand openings, thrift anniversary, Parker’s donation

Thrift Store celebrates 20th year with sale

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CITY TALK: Proposal to enforce parking meters until 8 p.m. raises tough questions

From comments I routinely receive, I know that some readers of this column think that downtown is always overflowing with tourists, cars and demand for on-street parking. Apparently, a number of key city officials are under the same impression.

Woof Gang expands territory in Savannah

Woof Gang Bakery has certainly marked its territory in Savannah. What started as one store in City Market has grown to four with more on the way for the neighborhood pet store that specializes in quality foods, treats, chews and pet accessories with a personalized touch.

OWENS: Nurture Savannah’s healthy arts culture

It’s easy to take things for granted. I feel like I do this all of the time. I take for granted the weather, the proximity to the beach, the availability of tomatoes year-round. We have so much to be thankful for.

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra (John Alexander Photography)

U.S. economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years

The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump’s ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of accelerating economic expansion.

Diners may have to wait longer for restaurant calorie counts

Consumers hoping to find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again.

Old car, new tricks: Adding safety tech to an older car

Old cars can learn new tricks. For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology — like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras — to older cars.

Appeals board sends hotel request back to review, OKs new bar

The Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday voted to send plans for a proposed hotel at Tattnall and Liberty streets back to the Historic District Board of Review after an appeal was filed challenging a bonus story approved by the HDBR in February.