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Rising prices and a dearth of homes for sale in many markets have made it harder for many looking to buy their first home. One of the biggest obstacles many are facing is saving up for a down … more
SEATTLE (AP) — For some companies, Seattle's new $15 minimum wage law isn't doing enough to help workers. The CEO of Gravity Payments, a Seattle-based company that processes credit-card … more
NEW YORK - It's a chilling moment: A message appears on a computer screen, saying the files are encrypted and the only way to access them is by paying a ransom. It happened at Jeff Salter's home health care business last December. The network of … more
Do you know what a sugar glider is? Kathy Devan does, because for a decade she has operated Carolina Comfort Pet Sitting in Sumter, and she has worked with a lot of animals in that time. "We take care of dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Media giant Viacom Inc. on Monday announced a round of layoffs and restructuring that will result in it booking $785 million in special expenses in its recently ended quarter. A … more
It's fitting that Soap Sense is located in a gallery, because while the wide variety of art on display at Elephant Ear is a treat for the eyes, a visit to the Soap Sense display is a treat for the nose, and, once you take some of their wonderfully … more
A medical emergency leaves you with tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid hospital bills. Your health insurance company rejects coverage for an important medical test. An unexpected diagnosis requires you to find three new medical … more
After taking a quick tour of Sumter's industrial parks, with a sizable number of existing plants as well as empty fields, a common axiom may come to mind. "Are they half empty or half full?" That's not the way Sumter Economic Development Board … more
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it asked baristas to write "Race Together" on customers' cups as part … more
WASHINGTON (AP) — Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a "payday" loan to … more
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