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The owner of Sumter Piggly Wiggly stores is branching out into new territory. Ricky McLeod opens his first restaurant, Willie Sue's Food and Spirits, later this month. "It's a little bit above a Piggly Wiggly deli," he said. "The whole place … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two. The maker of Norton antivirus software said Thursday that it will separate into … more
NEW YORK - Nothing is going gold's way. Inflation remains tame, the dollar looks strong, and Americans are increasingly confident. Even fears that the Federal Reserve would set off another … more
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
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
NEW YORK - Being a teen can be tough, but catering to one is even more difficult. Retailers for teens are learning that lesson the hard way this holiday season. The longtime CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch on Tuesday abruptly retired just a week … more
A local restaurant celebrates five years today. Most new restaurants only make it two to three years, said Jeff Dennis, head chef of Simply Southern Bistro. He opened the Sumter eatery at 65 W. Wesmark Blvd. on Dec. 14, 2009, with his parents, … 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
IRS sets new mileage rates The IRS released standard mileage rates for 2015 on Wednesday. Beginning on Jan. 1, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be: - 57.5 cents per mile for business miles … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Citigroup customers across Central America and parts of Eastern Europe will be looking for a new place to bank next year. Citigroup said Tuesday that it will bow out of the … more
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