South Carolina


  • Big utilities pushing into booming home solar market Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Solar powers only half a million U.S. homes and businesses, according to solar market research firm GTM Research. In Arizona, the state's largest utility has proposed putting solar panels on 3,000 customers' homes, promising a $30 monthly break on their power bills. Residential solar grew 45 percent in the second quarter from the previous year and installations...

  • SC hopes for deeper Charleston Harbor by 2020 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:54 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, S.C.— The South Carolina Ports Authority hopes the deepening of the Charleston Harbor shipping channel can be completed by the end of the decade, a top agency executive told those gathered Tuesday at a public meeting on the proposed $500 million project. Dozens of people attended the meeting called by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to gather public...

  • Publix recalls snack mix that had peanuts Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Supermarket chain Publix is recalling a snack mix because the label doesn't warn shoppers that it contains peanuts. Publix Asian Mix was sold at all its stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. Customers who bought the product can return it to a Publix store for a full refund.

  • Container volume up again at SC ports Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:05 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, S.C.— Business continues to boom at South Carolina's ports. The South Carolina Ports Authority says container volume at the state's ports last month was up more than 13 percent compared with September of last year. The authority says the equivalent of about 150,000 containers moved through the Port of Charleston during the month.

  • Sonoco beats 3Q net income expectations Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Sonoco Products Co. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $70.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.27 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Yogurt is now official New York state snack Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:44 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Yogurt is now the official snack of New York, a distinction suggested by a fourth-grade class that's meant to celebrate the state's status as the nation's largest producer of the fermented milk product. New York made 741 million pounds of yogurt last year, up from 695 million pounds in 2012. California, the nation's No. 2 producer, made 591 million...

  • Music producer convicted of investment fraud in NY Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 6:17 PM ET

    Charles Huggins, 68, of Edgewater, New Jersey, was convicted of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud by a jury that deliberated less than a day. District Judge Sidney Stein ordered Huggins held at least until his sentencing, saying his risk to flee is higher because he has foreign bank accounts and knows high-level government officials in Africa.

  • WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia, Sept 4- Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Business backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday they hope the institution's charter will be extended temporarily while Congress hashes out a longer-term reauthorization of the bank, which some lawmakers are bent on closing.

  • Duke Energy reports oil spill into Ohio river Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    Aug 19- U.S. power company Duke Energy said on Tuesday about 5,000 gallons of fuel was spilled into the Ohio River during a routine transfer of fuel oil at its station near Cincinnati. The spill that took place around 11.15 p.m. ET on Monday was stopped within 15 minutes, the company said.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- Boeing has pushed some factory work on the 787 Dreamliner to the uncovered tarmac outside its assembly plant in Washington state in an effort to keep churning out the popular plane at a rate of one every three days, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

  • Aug 8- Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is facing a mounting wave of lawsuits by women who allege that the company knew about possible serious side effects of its blockbuster anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor but never properly warned the public.

  • Duke also benefited from higher power prices after North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida approved its request to raise rates last year. The company sells power to 7.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

  • But the new plane's longer fuselage sections will be "too long to be transported efficiently" from North Charleston to Everett, Washington, where Boeing has two 787 s assembly lines, Boeing said in a statement.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., July 30- Boeing Co said on Wednesday it will build its biggest Dreamliner, the 787-10, exclusively at its South Carolina plant in North Charleston, a move that marked the continuing evolution of Boeing's production strategy for its flagship jet.

  • The FCC's Media Bureau said Sinclair will divest the TV station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and give up the licenses of Allbritton stations in Birmingham, Alabama, and Charleston, South Carolina, delivering programming there through so-called multi-casting on the signal of stations Sinclair already owns.

  • July 24- Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to announce plans by the end of the year to build more nuclear reactors, a spokesman said late Wednesday.

  • Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.

  • The California cities of San Jose, Vallejo and San Diego all saw a heightened threat, as new fault lines have been recently discovered, the report said. It also upgraded the risks facing parts of the central and eastern United States, singling out areas near New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina.

  • WASHINGTON- More than 46,000 drug offenders will be eligible for early release from federal prison under an amendment to sentencing guidelines passed on Friday by a U.S. judiciary agency- unless Congress blocks the change. Congress has the authority to block both amendments by Nov. 1 of this year.