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A vote by Britain to leave the European Union, called "Brexit," has rattled world markets and created a great deal of uncertainty about the direction of the world economy, but a local economist said not to expect it to impact South Carolina. Doug … more
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union adds a heavy dose of uncertainty to a world economy that is still struggling to reach full speed years after the global financial crisis. The most immediate pain will be felt in … more
Leigh Newman, downtown development coordinator for City of Sumter, gave a presentation on the revitalization efforts the city is undergoing at the Rotary Club of Sumter Palmetto meeting on Thursday at Sunset Country Club. Newman said the city's … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Clients can text their lawyers to double-check hearing times. Potential customers may message a dog breeder to find out the due date of the next litter. More and more, people who want to get in touch with small businesses are … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Gawker Media is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and putting itself up for sale, strained by a jury's verdict that that it must pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit. The filing … more
When Volvo searched for a location to build its first American plant last year, economic development organizations across the state scurried to raise their hands yelling "pick me, pick me." Volvo picked a Berkeley County location because it met … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people don't shop for lower prescription drug prices. They should, especially now that there are easier ways to do so. More than a dozen websites and apps are vying to help U.S. consumers find the lowest prices for … more
NEW YORK - Just in time for summer, Samsung is unveiling a new fitness tracker that aims to undercut gadgets from market leader Fitbit. Beyond offering all-day step counting and automatic sleep tracking, the $180 Gear Fit2 comes with GPS sensors … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Splitting the bill for those pizzas you shared with your buddies or that utility bill that is suddenly due is going to get easier and faster even if you don't all use the same bank. JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and other big banks … more
The Bynum Insurance Agency of Sumter has been named one of the top 10 growth agencies for the Auto-Owners Insurance in the state of South Carolina for 2015. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Columbia and at a reception with all … more
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