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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration's sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids' toys bring the internet to its knees? It's beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability … more
If you own a small business, what you don't know about human resources may cost you the business. Paul Hilton, a human resources consultant, warns the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that 70 percent of all employers violate at least one of the … more
Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. And yet, some loan experts say, many banks aren't giving borrowers the lowest rates they deserve. It's a matter of how banks price mortgage loans: Loans … more
Who says there aren't any jobs out there? Local manufacturing industries in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties are in need of skilled and trained mainline workers to operate daily and potentially expand. Because of an expansion effort, Eaton Corp. - … more
BY BRUCE MILLS bruce@theitem.com Jakob Nabholz of Alcolu grew up doing home repairs with his dad's business and then as a teenager developed a love for working on cars. Later it became motorcycles - working on his own and others' … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers are dangling perks such as higher pay, extra discounts and more flexible schedules to lure temporary holiday workers in a tighter labor market. They're also more determined to lock in their workers earlier. Macy's and … more
Chef Jason Bruner grew up in Plaquemines Parish, just outside of New Orleans. He received culinary degrees in New York, China and Italy. He trained under master chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud and worked in Michelin Star restaurants … more
Tru by Hilton, a mid-scale hotel from Hilton Worldwide, will break ground on a 91-room hotel on Friday at 11 a.m. at 2607 Broad St. The Tru by Hilton Sumter is owned by Navya Hotels Group and is expected to open Aug. 1, 2017. more
DETROIT - Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars. More than 150 people, most identifying themselves … more
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