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Ginkgo biloba trees are often called "living fossils" because their ancestry traces back to the Permian Era 270 million years ago. For centuries, extract from the leaves has been used as a remedy for dozens of ailments, and it is often used to … more
STSM offers training to serve hearing-impaired survivors As part of its new Underserved Survivor Series, Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is offering free training about providing services to deaf and hard-of-hearing survivors of sexual … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Europe's economy sputters, oil prices plunge, and stocks start swinging wildly. Wall Street's long-dormant "fear index" now predicts more turbulence ahead. The Chicago Board Options Exchange's volatility index, known as the VIX, … 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
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's wants to explain why its burgers may not rot and that there are no worms in its beef.The world's biggest hamburger chain is confronting unappetizing questions as part … more
A warm glow welcomed visitors to Sumter Lighting and Home on Oct. 2, as the ceremonial red-ribbon cutting that morning started a new chapter in a local business that has been in Sumter for decades. The store moved into the former McKenzie Paint & … more
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - President Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. In a midterm campaign strategy fraught with risk, the White House is betting that Obama's tight embrace of the economic recovery and … more
Medical facility, program will hold open house Carolina Convenient Care LLC, 649 W. Wesmark Blvd., and Fresenius Sumter Home Training, 615 W. Wesmark Blvd., will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. A division of Sumter Medical … 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
DALLAS (AP) — Alcoa Inc. said Wednesday that third-quarter income soared as higher aluminum prices and lower costs for raw materials boosted its core primary-metals business. The results beat … more
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