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Coldwell Banker Commercial has named local broker Jay Davis of Coldwell Banker Commercial Cornerstone of Sumter to its Circle of Distinction for 2015, the company announced recently. The Circle of Distinction honors the top-ranking producers … more
Lions Gate to buy Starz in $4.4 billion deal NEW YORK - Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion. Lions Gate is the company behind "The Hunger Games" movies and the "Orange Is The New … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations. The study didn't explore … more
NEW YORK - They're not household names such as McDonald's or The UPS Store, but small franchises beyond the usual restaurant groups and retailers are attracting buyers who want something new or different and see greater challenges and opportunities … more
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
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