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NEW YORK (AP) — You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn't exactly vast. Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other … more
NEW YORK - The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer. August began with the lowest average gasoline price for this time of year since 2010. Just a few weeks ago, drivers were paying the highest July Fourth gasoline … more
DETROIT - Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales soar in July. Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains. General Motors' sales were up 9 percent compared with last July, while Hyundai's rose 1.5 percent. Of major … more
Samuel Lathan Roddey Jr., a civic-minded Sumter businessman, was known for his humor and directness, say family and friends. "There was no in between with Daddy," Lathan Roddey III said. "Things were either right or wrong, and he didn't mind … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Small-cap stocks are getting the cold shoulder, unless they come with a nice accent.Stocks of smaller U.S. companies have dropped this year following a spate of warnings that … more
NEW YORK (AP) — The long-awaited surge in hiring at small businesses appears to be underway.Owners who resisted hiring after the recession are taking on workers to keep up with rising demand … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish … more
JEFF HORWITZ Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies overseeing millions of mortgage loans appear to be skirting new federal regulations and legal settlements intended to stop them … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought. That's the result of a study that the Consumer Financial … more
Cynthia Kent and her husband, John, didn't set out to be landlords, but career choices made it necessary."We have rented out our home in Florida for nine years because we move all over with the … more
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