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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
JACKSON CENTER, Ohio - Bob Wheeler still gets the question sometimes when people find out he runs the company that builds those shiny aluminum campers: "Airstreams? They still make those?" Not only are the retro-looking "silver bullet" travel … 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
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
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
WASHINGTON - The United States is back and ready to drive global growth in 2015.After long struggling to claw its way out of the Great Recession, the world's biggest economy is on an extended win streak that is edging it closer to … 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
SAN FRANCISCO - Financial planning often involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over. Fidelity Investments aims to change that equation with an experiment in 3-D technology designed to make money management seem more like a … more
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