Saturday, February 17, 2018

Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic

Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications’ use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator.

Women of Georgia DOT Among the 100 Influential Women to Know

Several women recognized. Full list -->

Markets get jumpy again; investors should keep their nerve

The violent moves for stocks over the last week have been particularly jarring for investors because they’d been sailing through unusually calm trading and strong returns for more than a year. It was a return to more “normal” conditions — but much like stepping out of a soothing, warm shower on a cold winter morning.

Apple to respond to US probes into slowdown of old iPhones

Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down

Georgia Trend Magazine Announces 2018 ‘Georgian of the Year’

Georgia Trend Magazine has announced their 2018 'Georgian of the Year' and it's a familiar face.

Milestone for Port of Savannah: 4M cargo containers in 2017

Exceeding 4 million container units puts the Port of Savannah far ahead of its nearest Southeast competitor, Charleston, South Carolina, which reported moving 2.2 million container units in calendar 2017.

Netflix’s success turns net neutrality into an afterthought

Netflix once fought fiercely for net neutrality, fearing that its online video service would suffer if internet providers were free to discriminate against it.

US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism.

Bank of America 4Q profits fall by 48 percent due to...

Bank of America said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter profits fell by nearly half from a year ago, as the bank had to book $2.9 billion in charges related to the new tax law.

Goldman Sachs posts $1.9 billion loss due to new tax law

Goldman Sachs posted a $1.93 billion loss in the fourth quarter as the investment bank had to record more than $4 billion in charges related to the new tax law. It was the bank’s first quarterly loss in more than six years.