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Soy ‘milk’? Even federal agencies can’t agree on terminology

NEW YORK — Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term “soy milk,” but documents show even government agencies haven’t always agreed on what to call such drinks.

Microsoft laying off thousands of workers

REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device.

Soy ‘milk’? Even federal agencies can’t agree on terminology

NEW YORK — Dairy farmers want U.S. regulators to banish the term “soy milk,” but documents show even government agencies haven’t always agreed on what to call such drinks.

FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo shows the ingredients label for soy milk at a grocery store in New York. The dairy industry says terms like “soy milk” violate the federal standard for milk, but even government agencies have internally clashed over the proper term. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

‘Crazy for the Boys,’ new teen musical drama, films at The Diner on Abercorn

Aside from the usual pancakes, The Diner on Abercorn was busy serving up some Hollywood magic on Thursday.

Amelia DeMilo and Hunter Sansone prepare to shoot a scene for “Crazy for the Boys” on Thursday at The Diner on Abercorn. The teen musical will be filming in Savannah until the end of the month. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

How vacationing business owners cope with being unreachable

NEW YORK — While hiking in the Himalayas for three weeks, Mike Scanlin had no cellphone service much of the time and no way to charge his phone. Running his business — a one-man operation — became a very sporadic proposition.

In this Sept. 23, 2015, photo, provided by small business owner Mike Scanlin, Scanlin poses for a photo on Easter Island in the South Pacific, a Chilean territory. Changes in technology have made it possible for vacationing small business owners to never be out of touch, unless they decide to go to a part of the world without enough cellphone towers, bandwidth or electricity. (Mike Scanlin via AP) In this Sept. 23, 2015, photo, provided by small business owner Mike Scanlin, Scanlin poses for a photo on Easter Island in the South Pacific, a Chilean territory. Changes in technology have made it possible for vacationing small business owners to never be out of touch, unless they decide to go to a part of the world without enough cellphone towers, bandwidth or electricity. (Mike Scanlin via AP)

Bernard Williams & Co. named ‘preferred partner’

Frankenmuth Insurance recognized Bernard Williams &Company LLC, a provider of insurance and financial services for customers throughout Georgia and the Southeast, with its Preferred Partner distinction for the 2016 business year during Frankenmuth’s recent Executive/Agency Round Table meeting.

Fred Edmond, president and COO of Michigan-based Frankenmuth

Volvo goes electric, ditches cars powered solely by gas

By MATTI HUUHTANEN

A Volvo XC 90 during an interview with Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson at Volvo Cars Showroom in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Samuelsson said that all Volvo cars will be electric or hybrid within two years. The Chinese-owned automotive group plans to phase out the conventional car engine. (Jonas Ekströmer/TT via AP)

Ramsey: Your own reaction to poor service matters

How often have you encountered a surly salesclerk or a sour server? Unfortunately, for most of us, more frequently than we’d like. Some people seem to show up for work in a bad mood. Like your mother used to say, “They act like they got up on the wrong side of the bed.”

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City Talk: Gentrification slow but steady in some neighborhoods

In a recent column about the proposed Central Precinct in the Montgomery Street/Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard corridor, I said that the area would be gentrified in a generation.

Whitaker Street store ends seven decades of beauty, barber supply

It’s hard to miss the big metal shears affixed to the front of Smith Beauty and Barber Supply at 215 Whitaker St., a low brick building that sits just off of Oglethorpe Avenue.

A selection of combs and other remaining inventory is on sell at a ” first come first serve” basis. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Ghost Coast Distillery celebrates grand opening

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Ghost Coast Distillery celebrated its grand opening Thursday night with a party and ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Photo by Bunny Ware/Spotted)

Georgia Power, Southern Nuclear ready to take over project management at Plant Vogtle expansion

Management of the Plant Vogtle expansion project could change hands within a month.

Health plans for many Medicaid recipients change

Tens of thousands of Georgia Medicaid beneficiaries are set to switch health plans over the weekend in an unprecedented shift in enrollment for the government program.

Cmdr. Norman Witt takes reins of Coast Guard MSU Savannah

Savannah’s maritime community came out in force Friday morning to bid hail and farewell to U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Amy Beach and welcome her successor at a change of command ceremony at the Ships of the Sea Museum.

Commander Amy M. Beach receives the Meritorious Service Medal at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Change of Command Ceremony on Friday at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. (Siobhan Egan/For the Savannah Morning News)

Coast Guard Cmdr. Amy Beach to bid Savannah farewell

As she wraps up her three-year assignment as commander of the Marine Safety Unit Savannah and Captain of the Port, it’s hard to decide who will miss the other most – Coast Guard Cmdr. Amy Beach or the Savannah maritime community.

Commander Amy Beach, United States Coast Guard, taking command of Marine Safety unit Savannah in June, 2014. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

What Amazon wants from Whole Foods: Data on shopping habits

By ANICK JESDANUN

FILE - In this Thursday, April 27, 2017, file photo, shoppers roam through an Amazon Go store, currently open only to Amazon employees, in Seattle. Amazon Go shops are convenience stores that don’t use cashiers or checkout lines, but use a tracking system that of sensors, algorithms, and cameras to determine what a customer has bought. Amazon’s nearly $14 billion deal for Whole Foods isn’t just about getting more than 460 grocery stores. Ultimately, Amazon wants to sell Amazon and Whole Foods shoppers alike even more goods and services, including stuff they might not even realize they need. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Walgreens ends attempt to buy Rite Aid

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FILE - This Tuesday, July 5, 2016, file photo shows a Walgreens drugstore in North Andover, Mass. Walgreens ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid following resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Ford recalls big vans; cracked coupling can cause power loss

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