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NEW YORK (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickups because of a problem that could allow the trucks to be started without the clutch being depressed. Chrysler … more
A merger between two separately held First Citizens banks of North and South Carolina will not affect the service of either holding company said a Sumter First Citizens bank executive. The actual merger happened on Oct. 1, but some people are … more
Although Cathy DeSollar can track her interest in logistics back to her childhood, it wasn't until she was taking an MBA program at USC that she realized she was on the wrong side of entrepreneurship. At the time, she was providing financial … more
NEW YORK - Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015. A strong U.S. economy helped propel the stock market higher in 2014, continuing a bull market that is on pace to … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil's slump didn't just hit the stock market; it's shaken up the junk-bond market, too. High-yield bonds are on track for their worst drop in a year and a half after investors dumped risky securities issued by energy companies. … more
Sunscreen may not top many shopping lists this time of year, but stocking up now can keep you from wasting money. December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to spend the remaining balance in their health … more
ATLANTA (AP) - Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers such as those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures … more
NEW YORK - Online shopping has become as volatile as stock market trading. Wild, minute-by-minute price swings on everything from clothes to TVs have made it difficult for holiday shoppers to "buy low." A growing number of retailers are using … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency and declare … more
Local readers with ties to the military and defense department may welcome an old ally in the coming weeks. On Jan. 8, The Sumter Item will begin printing and distributing free copies of the American weekly edition of Stars and Stripes, an … more
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