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Chef Jason Bruner grew up in Plaquemines Parish, just outside of New Orleans. He received culinary degrees in New York, China and Italy. He trained under master chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Boulud and worked in Michelin Star restaurants … 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
NEW YORK - America has a debt problem, but it's not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it did a few years ago. Yes, Americans are still struggling to pay off mortgages and student loans. But it's the … 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
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
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer … 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
COLUMBIA - SAFE Federal Credit Union is the first South Carolina-based financial institution to offer personal teller machines, allowing members to drive up to the machines - just as they do with an ATM - and interact with a live teller via a video … more
WASHINGTON - After two months of blockbuster gains, U.S. employers slowed their hiring in August to a modest increase of 151,000, reducing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates when it meets this month. The … more
Lee County native Denise Thigpen, started her business out of the trunk of her car with a $5,000 investment in 1998. Today that business, Wholesale Boutique, has grown in revenue by 230 percent during a three-year period. In 2015, the company had a … more
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