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Sweet & Unique offers more than cakes. "A lot of people think we're a bakery, and we've discussed offering fresh snacks, sealed and ready for pickup," Jennifer Russell said. "Whether it's food … more
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced last week that it has awarded the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce a continuation of its 4-Star level of accreditation, a designation that only 74 of the country's 7,000 chambers have reached. The U.S. … more
WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending as the holiday shopping season begins. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.3 … more
Imagine someone using your name to scam people. That happened to Christopher Aamold, a deputy base commander of civil engineering at Shaw Air Force Base. Someone used Aamold's name to register the website electronicsz4sale.com, and the Better … more
NEW YORK - Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says. In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be $2.94 a … more
Rehab unit opens on Miller Road Sumter East Health and Rehab will hold an open house for its new rehabilitation unit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 975 Miller Road. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be … more
NEW YORK - Preparing for your Thanksgiving meal? Be aware that a new breed of shopping apps makes it easier to save money at the grocery store: Take a picture of the receipt and wait for the cash to roll in. SavingStar, Snap, Checkout 51 and … more
The owner of Sumter Piggly Wiggly stores is branching out into new territory. Ricky McLeod opens his first restaurant, Willie Sue's Food and Spirits, later this month. "It's a little bit above a Piggly Wiggly deli," he said. "The whole place … more
NEW YORK - Nothing is going gold's way. Inflation remains tame, the dollar looks strong, and Americans are increasingly confident. Even fears that the Federal Reserve would set off another … more
WASHINGTON - Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the July-September period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay … more
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