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WASHINGTON - As the U.S. economy has steadily recovered from the Great Recession, the critical missing piece has been a painful lack of pay raises for many Americans. Their pain may be easing. Friday's jobs report signaled that raises have … more
Creating new, well-paying jobs and a strong commitment to the community are reasons the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce 2014 Manufacturer of the Year Award was given to Apex Tool Group. Sumter Economic Development Board member George Kosinski … more
CHARLOTTE - Sumter native Jarvis Holliday has joined Luquire George Andrews (LGA), one of the Southeast region's leading advertising, digital and public relations agencies that serves major regional corporations to global Fortune 500 companies, as … more
DETROIT - More than 1,100 claims were filed in the week before Saturday's deadline to seek payments from the General Motors ignition switch compensation fund. So far, 51 death and 77 injury claims have been granted. But the fund's deputy … more
Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce President Grier Blackwelder announced at Saturday's Chamber retreat that he plans to retire in July after 31 years of service, including 17 years as the top administrator. During Blackwelder's leadership, … more
Local accountant William Byrd and Sumter County Commissioner Charles Edens recently completed a certificate program of the South Carolina Economic Development Institute. The 2014 class included 50 participants, who attended quarterly, two-day … more
So you're looking for a new job, but it's been awhile since you've put yourself on the market, professionally speaking. That's where people like Emily Freeland, career and learning services director at Central Carolina Technical College, and Toni … more
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's new boss must feel like a freshly crowned king under siege. The world's biggest hamburger chain is facing an onslaught of competition, from better-burger chains like … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health. The … more
NEW YORK - The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The … more
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