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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
The Rev. Clay Smith realized early in his career as a pastor that he needed to implement a different strategy than an authoritative approach to persuading his congregation to form a consensus to move in a needed position. While seminary school … more
The thread that wends its way through the finger tips of Earline Smith to her daughter Wendy Burroughs started early. Smith, a long-time tailor from home for the former Kirkland Cleaners in downtown Sumter, taught Burroughs the craft from such an … more
Delores Green, co-owner of Serendipity Catering & Caf , has come a long way from considering her cooking as just a hobby. When she started catering for family and friends in 2003, she was working in law enforcement and the Army Reserves. Things … more
The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events across the … more
NerdWallet Writer for The Associated PressAs parents prepare their rising freshmen for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit.The college years are the best time to begin the process. After … more
FROM METRO The number of information technology workers now stands at 4.6 million, compared with just 450,000 in 1970, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. This upsurge means that IT workers now … more
If you normally buy your Powerball tickets at Persimmon Hill Exxon, at the corner of Liberty Street and Alice Drive, you may have to wait in line. The store sold a $1 million Powerball ticket there for the July 30 drawing, one of the highest ever … more
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