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  • Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.

  • Boeing moves 1K customer support jobs to SoCal Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Boeing is moving about 1,000 of its customer support jobs out of Washington and into Southern California. Boeing says the employees in the Puget Sound region affected by the decision will be given the chance to apply for jobs in California or elsewhere in the company.

  • Packaging firm expands in SC's Lexington County Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— A manufacturer and distributor of industrial packaging is expanding and revamping a warehouse in Lexington County and plans to add up to 130 new jobs. South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt said Wednesday the firm Signode is making a $15 million investment to produce a new product line at the site in Chapin.

  • SC gas prices jump 17 cents in past month Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— Gas prices in South Carolina have jumped 17 cents in the past month. AAA Carolinas says the average price per gallon on Tuesday was $3.36. Overall, the club expects gas prices for 2014 to be slightly cheaper than 2013. Last year, South Carolina's average gas price was $3.24 a gallon, the cheapest in the country.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- President Barack Obama this week celebrates the civil rights advances of 50 years ago which laid the groundwork for him to become the first black president, but his own record in making life better for the African-American community that catalyzed his election is mixed.

  • BMW weighing new North American plant -Bloomberg Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:22 PM ET

    April 8- German carmaker BMW is planning a second North American factory to cater to the rising demand for its vehicles, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

  • Charleston wind energy forum postponed Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:09 AM ET

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— A forum on developing wind energy off the coast of the Carolinas has been postponed. The South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance had planned the meeting for Tuesday on the North Charleston campus where Clemson has its wind turbine test facility.

  • SC Gov Haley to make fall trade trip to India Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is making a trade trip to India in November, returning for the first time since she was a toddler to the country where her parents were born.

  • Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom.

  • Obama: Republican budget would shrink opportunity Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 6:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says the Republican budget proposal would shrink opportunity and make it tougher for hard-working Americans to get ahead. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's budget gives massive tax cuts to the rich while cutting programs like education and research that spur job growth.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Standing on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday morning in the path of an early spring breeze, Renee Trautwein tearfully braced herself to relive the worst morning of her life.

  • *BMW to invest $1 bln in Spartanburg by 2016. *BMW to add X7 SUV to product line. SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, March 28- BMW will expand production capacity in the United States by 50 percent and introduce another new offroad model, the German luxury carmaker said on Friday, in what amounts to a $1 billion bet on sport utility vehicles.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • On Wednesday, some of Adelson's allies in Congress, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, plan to propose legislation that would do just that.

  • March 24- Southwest Airlines Co will more than double its flights from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this year with new nonstop routes to cities including Akron- Canton, Ohio; Indianapolis and Dallas Love Field, it said on Monday.

  • March 20- Sinclair Broadcast Group proposed on Thursday to sell some Allbritton TV stations it agreed to acquire in a deal last July to meet requirements of broadcasting regulators about companies sharing advertising and sales staff across competing stations.

  • March 20- Johnson& Johnson on Thursday won a reversal by the Arkansas Supreme Court of a $1.2 billion judgment imposed after a jury concluded that the drugmaker improperly marketed its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal and concealed its risks.

  • MUNICH, March 19- German luxury carmaker BMW is looking at raising production capacity at its plant in the United States and releasing 12 new models as it chases record sales and a rise in pretax profit of up to 10 percent this year.

  • *BMW sees significant rise in pretax profit in 2014. *BMW sees record sales in 2014 of more than 2 mln cars. MUNICH, March 19- German luxury carmaker BMW is looking at raising production capacity at its plant in the United States and releasing 12 new models as it chases record car sales and a rise in pretax profit in 2014, it said on Wednesday.

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