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Do you know what a sugar glider is? Kathy Devan does, because for a decade she has operated Carolina Comfort Pet Sitting in Sumter, and she has worked with a lot of animals in that time. "We take care of dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Media giant Viacom Inc. on Monday announced a round of layoffs and restructuring that will result in it booking $785 million in special expenses in its recently ended quarter. A … more
It's fitting that Soap Sense is located in a gallery, because while the wide variety of art on display at Elephant Ear is a treat for the eyes, a visit to the Soap Sense display is a treat for the nose, and, once you take some of their wonderfully … more
A medical emergency leaves you with tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid hospital bills. Your health insurance company rejects coverage for an important medical test. An unexpected diagnosis requires you to find three new medical … more
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
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