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The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events across the … more
FROM METRO The number of information technology workers now stands at 4.6 million, compared with just 450,000 in 1970, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. This upsurge means that IT workers now … more
FROM METRO Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summertime fun and a day when thousands of people gather across the country for their final big barbecue blowouts. Labor Day has evolved into a holiday about relaxing with friends and family, and … more
NEW YORK - America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it did a few years ago. Yes, Americans are still struggling to pay off mortgages and student loans. But it's the … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer … more
The Rev. Clay Smith realized early in his career as a pastor that he needed to implement a different strategy than an authoritative approach to persuading his congregation to form a consensus to move in a needed position. While seminary school … more
NerdWallet Writer for The Associated PressAs parents prepare their rising freshmen for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit.The college years are the best time to begin the process. After … more
If you normally buy your Powerball tickets at Persimmon Hill Exxon, at the corner of Liberty Street and Alice Drive, you may have to wait in line. The store sold a $1 million Powerball ticket there for the July 30 drawing, one of the highest ever … more
The thread that wends its way through the finger tips of Earline Smith to her daughter Wendy Burroughs started early. Smith, a long-time tailor from home for the former Kirkland Cleaners in downtown Sumter, taught Burroughs the craft from such an … more
Sumter native Breanna Moore is only 23 years old, but she already has her own clothing company based in Ghana, a country she came to love while studying there as a University of Pennsylvania student. She received a bachelor's degree in International … more
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