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Lions Gate to buy Starz in $4.4 billion deal NEW YORK - Film and TV studio Lions Gate is buying cable channel operator Starz in a deal worth $4.4 billion. Lions Gate is the company behind "The Hunger Games" movies and the "Orange Is The New … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations. The study didn't explore … more
NEW YORK - They're not household names such as McDonald's or The UPS Store, but small franchises beyond the usual restaurant groups and retailers are attracting buyers who want something new or different and see greater challenges and opportunities … more
LAKE CITY - Marshall's Marine has cultivated a family business that treats customers like family. That started when Marshall Ray Altman opened the business nearly 50 years ago. Since then, it has expanded from a small boat motor sales company to … more
Sumter native Breanna Moore is only 23 years old, but she already has her own clothing company based in Ghana, a country she came to love while studying there as a University of Pennsylvania student. She received a bachelor's degree in International … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Expect more talk about small business issues such as taxes and regulations as the post-convention presidential campaigns intensify, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton trying to woo entrepreneurs and show they … more
Farmers' Exchange, which originally organized as a cooperative for shareholders in 1931, will close its doors Friday after nearly 85 years. John B. Tindal started out as a manager of the store in 1936, bought out shareholders in the 1950s and … more
Nicole Norris Design Studio Inc. and Nicole Norris received three awards for design excellence on April 28 at the American Society of Interior Design Carolinas Spring Conference and Gala in Charlotte. Norris won first place for a bathroom design … more
Sumter resident Charles B. "Chas" Bostic III has added a franchise home inspection business to his State Farm insurance and real estate businesses. Bostic, who graduated from Laurence Manning Academy and has a business degree from University of … more
L. Travis McIntosh, a financial adviser in BB&T Scott & Stringfellow's Sumter office, has been promoted to senior vice president. A news release said McIntosh's promotion recognizes the hard work and dedication he has shown to his clients and the … more
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