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NEW YORK - In 2009 the stock market was filled with panic. The housing market had collapsed. Lehman Brothers had gone under and General Motors was on the verge of bankruptcy reorganization. The U.S. was in a deep recession, and stocks had plunged … more
The Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority's executive director and former executive director of the Santee Wateree RTA in Sumter, Ann Dawson August, received a "Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation" award for the contributions she has made … more
The Naomi and Warner gift shop in downtown Sumter offers more than a fullline of gifts and bridal registry. If you like to pair wine and paint, the shop may have something for you. Julie Herlong bought the shop a few years ago and moved it … more
Visitors to Sumter's downtown area may have noticed C. Anthony's Menswear is open for business at the corner of Main and Liberty streets. Owner Chip Bracalente said he is already seeing dividends from moving from 505 S. Wise Drive into the … more
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday, led by gains for utilities and financial companies. Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical company that makes cancer drug Imbruvica, surged after … more
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone. The … more
NEW YORK (AP) - The world's richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time. Forbes said Monday that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last … more
BARCELONA, Spain - Google will soon be offering cellular network plans in a bid to bridge the gap between the realms of Internet services and mobile device software it dominates. Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet … more
SAN FRANCISCO - For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's widely … more
After more than two decades with the Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, Barbara Corbett, vice president of operations, is leaving the Chamber. Nicole Milligan, who was hired as vice president for membership development last year, will be the new … more
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