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WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of young adults healthy enough to think they don't need insurance face painful choices this year as the sign-up deadline approaches for President Obama's health care law. Fines for being uninsured rise sharply in 2016 - … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Don't try to beat the market. The adage got pounded for years into investors, and many began to live by it. After seeing so many investments fail to keep up with the Standard & Poor's 500 index, investors put their money instead … more
Local interior designer Sherry Compton has opened a local franchise of Decorating Den Interiors in Summerton from which she will serve clients in Berkeley, Clarendon, Dorchester, Orangeburg and Sumter counties, according to information provided in a … more
South Carolina Department of Revenue has announced income tax refunds will be delayed this year as a precaution against tax fraud. "Income tax refund fraud has reached pandemic levels in the United States," said SCDOR Director Rick Reames. "It is … more
The following are some numbers you need to know when filing your 2015 taxes, according to the Internal Revenue Service: PERSONAL EXEMPTION: - Each personal or dependent exemption is worth $4,000. - Phase-out begins at incomes of $258,250 … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Saving for retirement might seem like a luxury to Americans living paycheck to paycheck, but the government is trying to make it a bit easier. The saver's - or retirement savings contributions - credit is sometimes overlooked. … more
Sumterites shopping for the perfect pageant gown, prom dress or tuxedo do not have to travel farther than All Dressed Up on Bultman Drive. Store owner Pat Hill said the business started as a way to provide gowns for her youngest granddaughter who … more
NEW YORK - Wall Street is drowning in oil. Stocks are having their worst start to a year in history in part because of a rapid plunge in the price of oil. The price of crude is down 28 percent this year already, which in turn has dragged down … more
NEW YORK - Employers are discovering that making it easier for workers to pay off their student loans helps to attract and keep a happy workforce. More and more companies are helping workers refinance their debts at better rates, giving employees … more
NEW YORK - Holiday shoppers flocked online during the critical holiday shopping season, but overall sales in November and December were disappointing. Sales rose 3 percent to about $626.14 billion, according to The National Retail Federation. … more
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