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WASHINGTON - Government-controlled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted profits for the July-September period as the U.S. housing market continued to recover. Gains in recent years have enabled them to fully repay … more
NEW YORK (AP) - The shift in power in Congress may give small businesses help with taxes and regulations, but there's little expectation that sweeping changes are in store. In fact, more gridlock could be on the way. Although Republicans won a … more
NEW YORK - How will Tuesday's midterm elections affect you? No matter which party wins, the most immediate impact may be on your investment portfolio. Once the polls close, stocks have historically gone on … more
The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce will hold its fourth Leadership for Women conference Thursday. The Leadership for Women conference acknowledges the role women play in successful communities through their work in business, leadership and … more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visa Inc.'s profit fell about 10 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter, weighed down by one-time litigation expenses. But the latest results beat Wall Street expectations, and … more
Chamber plans to hold 'HR Fear Factor' seminar The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop titled "HR Fear Factor - Responding to Investigations" starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Chamber, 32 E. Calhoun St. The cost is … more
After a lengthy wait, the Springhill Suites by Marriott is up and ready for business. The brand new four-story building celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 3 after nearly two years of construction and more than three years since the … more
Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million. New York-based Alcoa said in a statement that while Mt. Holly is a strong facility, it … more
Ginkgo biloba trees are often called "living fossils" because their ancestry traces back to the Permian Era 270 million years ago. For centuries, extract from the leaves has been used as a remedy for dozens of ailments, and it is often used to … more
STSM offers training to serve hearing-impaired survivors As part of its new Underserved Survivor Series, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is offering free training about providing services to deaf and hard-of-hearing survivors of sexual … more
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