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After taking a quick tour of Sumter's industrial parks, with a sizable number of existing plants as well as empty fields, a common axiom may come to mind. "Are they half empty or half full?" That's not the way Sumter Economic Development Board … more
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to … more
NEW YORK (AP) — H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion. The Kraft Heinz Co. will own … more
LONDON - When Rohini Anand took over diversity programs at multinational catering company Sodexo in 2002, she had one goal: Prove that it pays for a company to have equal numbers of male and female managers. Sodexo, which has 419,000 employees in … more
Glenn Evans made a 30-year career out of building custom homes in Sumter, becoming what some call the "premier" builder in the area. Now he's turning a page on his life and career and is moving south. Evans moved his construction business, … more
SAFE FCU employees honored Seventeen SAFE Federal Credit Union employees were recognized with awards during the annual Staff Training and Recognition day in February. The credit union recognizes "the best of the best" in different job categories, … more
NEW YORK - Sit back, relax, and save some money. Two mobile services are making it easier to build your savings without giving it much thought. Acorns and Digit automatically transfer small amounts from your checking account to a savings or … more
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shoemaker and sports gear company Adidas AG says it has decided not to renew its partnership as official outfitter of the National Basketball Association.Adidas said … more
Sumter children will get chance to model Belk will host its bi-annual Kidfest in-store from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at all locations. The event includes runway fashion shows featuring local children as models wearing Belk's latest … more
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