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China approves nine Trump trademarks previously rejected

SHANGHAI — The Chinese government has granted preliminary approval for nine Donald Trump trademarks it had previously rejected, in whole or in part, The Associated Press found, a turn that is likely to fuel further allegations that Beijing may be giving the president’s family business special treatment.

Fed rate hike will hit credit card holders, adjustable mortgages

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and ALEX VEIGA

U.S. retail sales register biggest drop in 16 months

By PAUL WISEMAN

A brighter economic outlook is giving Fed confidence to act

By Paul Wiseman

Tests find that most midsize SUVs’ headlights are unsafe

Associated Press

BiS in brief: Park Place gift, hospital award, Pooler planners OK request

Pooler planners recommend approval of recombination requests

12 Oaks adds Cinnamon Bear gift store to lineup

Visitors to the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center will be greeted by another local storefront during their next shopping trip. The Cinnamon Bear Country Store, a staple on River Street and City Market, has opened a third Savannah location at the midtown shopping center.

Owners of The Cinnamon Bear Country Store, Lynne and Michael Snaid along with their daughter, Haylee, cut the ribbon on the company’s third Savannah location at the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center on Tuesday. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Bouhan Falligant law firm leaves Armstrong House for nearby vibrant neighborhood

The Bouhan Falligant law firm has left the serenity of the iron-gated Armstrong House on the north side of Forsyth Park after 46 years for new offices on the south end to join the vibrant community it sought.

Managing Partner Lea Holliday shows the mahogany conference table as well as other artifacts from the Armstrong House that now decorate the third floor conference room that overlooks Forsyth Park at 1 West Park, the new home of the Bouhan Falligant law firm. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Tyson recalls nearly 2.5M pounds of chicken products

Associated Press

Conagra recalling spaghetti and meatball products

Associated Press

Edmunds: SUVs didn’t kill off the wagon after all

By Josh Sadlier

City Talk: New office building changes south of Forsyth

For many years, a small daycare center occupied the prominent lot at the southwest corner of Bull Street and Park Avenue.

Savannah summit to address container cargo theft

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, cargo theft activity around the Port of Savannah has escalated since the first of the year.

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Korinne Dodd

City Talk: Deeper look at Savannah poverty shows trends

At a recent retreat, Savannah city officials turned their attention to the issue of poverty.

Jamie and Bobby Deen to release cookware, wine collection

You’ll soon be able to add more Deen family style to your kitchen. Jamie and Bobby Deen are set to release their own line of cookware, kitchen accessories and curated wines with the Evine shopping network.

The Deen brothers, Jaime and Bobby, are set to release their own line of cookware, kitchen accessories and curated wines with the Evine shopping network next week. The debut wine collection includes Chardonnay and a red blend developed by Jamie Deen.

Why your credit cards shouldn’t retire when you do

By Melissa Lambarena

STC Foundation celebrates new scholarships, welcomes members at 2017 annual meeting

The Savannah Technical College Foundation celebrated new scholarships created during the past year, recognized long-serving members, and welcomed new members at its annual meeting on Thursday.

After Matthew’s sticker shock, coastal homeowners coming to grips with hurricane insurance

A combination of warmer North Atlantic sea surface temperatures and a lower likelihood of El Niño’s development have led several forecasters to predict a more active than usual 2017 hurricane season.

BiS in brief: Fan drive, lawyer award scholarship, tech discussion, real estate merger

Tech group to discuss cloud strategies