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Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:44pm

By Anne D’Innocenzio

FILE- In this combo of file photos shows, a Google sign at a store on Aug. 7, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla., bottom, and a Walmart sign on June 1, 2017, in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Wednesday, Aug. 23, that it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be available in late September. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

College football on Facebook: Site to stream 15 games in ‘17

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:43pm

Associated Press

File-This Oct. 18, 2014, shows Marshall tight end Ryan Yurachek scoring a touchdown against Florida International during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Miami. Good players can get lost on bad teams, but here are a few who will be worth seeking out in 2017. Just don’t wait until bowl season because it will probably be too late. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Construction to start on Quick Start training center at megasite

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:39pm

Losing the Volvo plant to South Carolina two years ago was a tough pill to swallow, but the experience also produced some positives for economic development in the region.

Site work is underway for the $17.6 million Georgia Advanced Manufacturing Training Center on the Pooler megasite at Interstates 16 and 95. (Photos courtesy Georgia Quick Start)

A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:39pm

By Jeff Horwitz, Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly

FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, a coal barge is positioned as a backdrop behind President Donald Trump as he speaks during a rally at the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati. President Donald Trump personally promised to activate emergency legal authorities to keep dirty or economically uncompetitive coal plants from shutting down, a top American coal company said. The Trump administration now says it has no plans to do so. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

S. Korea says no to U.S. request to discuss renegotiating FTA

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:38pm

By Youkyong Lee

South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyung-chong speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Kim said on Tuesday Seoul will not discuss renegotiation of the free trade agreement with the U.S. without first looking into what is really causing the trade imbalance. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

New Audi dealership planned at New River Auto Mall

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:38pm

Audi Hilton Head will soon have a new facility at New River Auto Mall.

Michelle Flores/Bluffton Today Hardeeville and Jasper County officials help break ground Tuesday on Audi Hilton Head at New River Auto Mall.

City Talk: Downtown density debate: Boring but important

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:45pm

We had some big news last week in Savannah. Mayor Eddie DeLoach’s bold call for reappraisal of the Talmadge Memorial Bridge and the Confederate monument in Forsyth Park prompted a fascinating discussion among members of City Council.

Business education opportunities ramp up for fall

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 9:55pm

As the school year opens, so do the learning opportunities for the business community. Among the upcoming offerings: A small business financing forum by UGA Small Business Development Corp.; website globalization and the basics of international business by the World Trade Center Savannah.

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Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:00am

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Liberty County shines as economic development gem

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 9:51pm

When it comes to development authorities, Liberty County’s is far from the largest. But that fact hasn’t stopped it from being widely recognized as one of the best.

Elan Technology, headquartered in Liberty County, is Americas largest independent manufacturer of ceramic and electronic glass insulators used in the automotive, telecommunications, appliance, health, aerospace and defense industries. (Photo by Elan Technology)

Three generations of Kims instill spending spirit

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:46pm

By Eric Talmadge

In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017, file photo, samples of different types of Taedonggang beer are displayed in a refrigerator at the Taedonggang Brewery in Pyongyang, North Korea. Three generations into Kim Jong Un’s ruling dynasty, markets have blossomed and a consumer culture is taking root. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

City Talk: Take close look at Savannah’s Confederate monument in Forsyth

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 5:03pm

The current national controversies about the role of Confederate monuments in 21st century America have led many Savannahians to question the presence of the large memorial in Forsyth Park. Mayor Eddie DeLoach and members of City Council addressed the question at Thursday’s meeting.

Bakery brings special flavor to Sundays

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:08pm

It hasn’t taken long for Auspicious Baking Company to live up to its name. The shop at 5224 Skidaway Road has only been open for two months, but you can find a line outside every Sunday morning — the only day they’re open.

Mark Ekstrom grabs a plate of chocolate filled croissants, a customer favorite that Kaytlin Bryant just baked at Auspicious Baking Co. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)