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Google’s Pixel 2: A phone built for artificial intelligence

By Anick Jesdanun

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. The phones set themselves apart with promises to bake in Google’s powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. You get some of that right away, but more will come later through free software updates and a wireless accessory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Airbus notches win over rival Boeing with Bombardier deal

By Angela Charlton

FILE - In this June 18 2015 file photo, vapour forms across the wings of an Airbus A380 as it performs a demonstration flight at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget airport, north of Paris. Airbus shares have risen thanks to an unusual no-cost deal with Canada’s Bombardier that has angered U.S. rival Boeing. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

Savannah Country Day goes international for education

Savannah Country Day School students have gone international with their partnership with the Global Online Academy.

Bonnie Henneman is one the Savannah Country Day School students who has taken classes from the Global Online Academy. (Photo courtesy of Christine Hall)

Southbound Brewing Co. readies Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport location

Travelers to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport will soon be able to enjoy their favorite cold beer from Southbound Brewing Company. The local brewery is in the final stages of opening a taphouse just outside of the security checkpoint in the Savannah Square section of the airport.

The bar at the new Southbound Brewing Company Taphouse, which will open at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport later this year. (Photo special to the Savannah Morning News)

Redesign, move, declutter - businesses fix workspace issues

By Joyce M. Rosenberg

In this Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, photo, employee Vanessa Corzo works in the company’s offices in San Jose, Calif. Many small businesses struggle because they have uncomfortable workplaces, whether it’s due to space, noise or aesthetics. According to experts, sometimes the right design means setting up spaces for people to collaborate and others for them to work alone. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

By Catherine Lucey

In this Oct. 12, 2017, photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump’s tax plan includes a repeal of the federal estate tax paid by people who inherit multimillion-dollar estates. That break could directly benefit people with valuable art collections. Trump’s wealthy cabinet includes a number of art collectors. Ross, for one, owns several paintings by Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte and reported a collection worth more than $50 million on his financial disclosure forms. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

City Talk: It pays to be patient with Savannah River Landing

As regular readers of this newspaper know, the sale of the 57-acre Savannah River Landing site closed last month. The price was almost exactly $30 million.

BiS: Starland bookstore, SSU student selected, new Brasseler site, assistance deadline

Space Cat Books opens in Starland

Are you at risk for identity theft?

We all battle an unseen enemy each day, and this war won’t likely end soon.

City Talk: Lean Urbanism pilot project examines MLK, Waters corridors

About a year ago, the Project for Lean Urbanism selected Savannah and four other U.S. cities for a pilot project aimed at developing viable plans for neighborhood revitalization.

Tricked out: Pickup trucks get more luxurious

By Dee-Ann Durbin

In this Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, photo, fairgoers look at pickup trucks on display at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. America’s favorite luxury vehicle is a pickup truck. Buyers are increasingly outfitting their pickups with all the comforts of luxury cars, from heated and cooled seats to backup cameras to panoramic glass roofs. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Owens: Celebrating an unsung civil servant

Savannah City Manager Rob Hernandez announced last week that Marty Johnston would be named as the chief operating officer for the city of Savannah.

Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

Energy surge sends U.S. consumer prices up 0.5 pct.

By Martin Crutsinger

In this Tuesday, April 25, 2017, photo, a customer pumps gas at a Mobil station in Alameda, Calif. On Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for September. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Georgia Ports shipping schedule


Portside: Growth in imports signals strong holiday season

If activity at the country’s deep-water ports is any indication, Santa’s sleigh is going to be loaded down this year, delighting kids of all ages as well as truck drivers, dockworkers, container shipping interests and, most of all, retailers — many of whom live and die by seasonal holiday sales.

Dulany, Greenfield to develop deepwater industrial site

Savannah has a new deepwater site ready to locate manufacturers and logistics companies.

Reed Dulany III of Dulany Industries; Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal; and Marc Weinreich of Greenfield Environmental Trust announced the new SeaPoint Deepwater Industrial Terminal Complex on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of SeaPoint)

GPA celebrates year, announces 2 companies to bring 150 jobs

Griff Lynch had a tough time curbing his enthusiasm Thursday as he delivered his second “State of the Ports” address to a sold-out crowd at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

Griff Lynch, Georgia Ports Authority’s executive director, delivers his State of the Port address to an overflow audience Thursday at Savannah’s International Trade and Convention Center. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Daniel Defense confirms layoffs as it prepares new facility

Bryan County-based Daniel Defense, manufacturer of firearms and accessories, has announced that they have significantly downsized their workforce over the past few weeks.

Nine Line Apparel opens new Savannah facility

For the founders of Nine Line Apparel, the concrete backing on their sign at their new facility is more than just a place to display the company logo.

Daniel Merritt, Gov. Nathan Deal and Myles Burke, along with Angela and Tyler Merritt, prepare to cut the ribbon at Nine Line Apparel’s new facility on Fort Argyle Road on Thursday. (Savannah Morning News/Katie Nussbaum)