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  • The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no reason to think that listeria illnesses and deaths linked to Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries and the discovery of listeria in Ohio- based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are related. Jeni's ice cream hasn't been linked to any illnesses, but the company recalled its...

  • Carolina Financial posts 1Q profit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, S.C. _ Carolina Financial Corp. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $3 million. Carolina Financial shares have dropped slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Carolina Financial, Earnings Report.

  • AVX posts 4Q profit Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. _ AVX Corp. on Friday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $101.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Fountain Inn, South Carolina- based company said it had net income of 60 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 3:18 AM ET

    The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no reason to think that listeria illnesses and deaths linked to Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries and the discovery of listeria in Ohio- based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are related. Jeni's ice cream hasn't been linked to any illnesses, but the company recalled its...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is recalling all its products from retailers and closing ice cream shops in six states over concerns about possible listeria contamination. Columbus, Ohio- based Jeni's says contamination was found in a random sample by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture. Others are listed in Atlanta; Chicago; Charleston, South...

  • Q&A: What's listeria and how is it traced to ice cream? Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 3:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— New technologies account for one way that the government is tracking a life-threatening outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries recalled all its products this week after listeria was found in a variety of the company's frozen treats. The massive recall followed several smaller recalls as...

  • CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government is relying on some new technology— as well as a bit of luck— to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries recalled all its products this week as listeria was found in a variety of the company's frozen treats. "It is giving us a new power to investigate cold cases,"...

  • First Community posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 9:15 AM ET

    LEXINGTON, S.C. _ First Community Corp. on Wednesday reported net income of $1.4 million in its first quarter. First Community shares have climbed slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: First Community, Earnings Report.

  • NEW YORK— The nation's biggest city, under the direction of Mayor Bill de Blasio, marked Earth Day on Wednesday by linking a sweeping effort to limit its impact on the environment with its fight against income inequality by pledging to lift more than 800,000 people out of poverty. The waste reduction proposal— first reported Tuesday by The Associated Press— is...

  • NEW YORK— The nation's biggest city, in a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, is set to mark Earth Day by announcing the ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by more than 3 million tons by 2030.. The Zero Waste plan, which includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City...

  • ATLANTA— Federal regulators proposed an $11,200 fine Tuesday against Chicago Bridge& Iron Co. because its workers dropped a prefabricated section for a new nuclear power plant in South Carolina and then tried to cover it up, officials said. The accident happened March 1, 2013, at the CB&I manufacturing plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The facility makes...

  • HOUSTON— A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases. Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries said Tuesday, a day after recalling all its products, that it is getting closer to pinpointing the cause of the...

  • And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why. The New York Times collected three Pulitzers and the Los Angeles Times won two as the awards honored news outlets large and small. "We felt so passionate about this project, and we felt so passionate about the...

  • Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    BRENHAM, Texas— Texas- based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Five others in Kansas and Texas were sickened with listeriosis, which can cause fever, muscle aches,...

  • Details on the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:20 PM ET

    PUBLIC SERVICE: The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina. Reporters Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Hawes and Natalie Caula Hauff won for the series "Till Death Do Us Part," which probed why South Carolina is among "the deadliest states in the union for women." We felt so passionate about this project and we felt so passionate about the difference it could...

  • Finalists: The Boston Globe for its stories, videos, photos and graphics exposing a poorly regulated, profit-driven housing system that subjected thousands of college students in Boston to unsafe, and even deadly, conditions; and The Wall Street Journal for "Deadly Medicine," a stellar reporting project that documented the significant cancer risk to women of a...

  • NEW YORK— The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two. The Seattle Times staff took the breaking news award for its coverage of a mudslide that killed 43 people and its...

  • NEW YORK— Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said Monday that it will pay $512 million to resolve lawsuits accusing its Cephalon division of making illegal payments that kept cheaper generic versions of its sleep disorder drug Provigil off the market, boosting Cephalon's sales. The company set aside $495 million in 2013 to cover potential...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— As 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers or their heirs seek part of a $340 million reserve held by a much-shrunken tobacco marketing cooperative, North Carolina's Supreme Court was asked Monday to decide if the group is simply too big and diverse for one class-action lawsuit. The court heard from attorneys about the fight over money built up...

  • NASHUA, N.H.— Carly Fiorina, the lone Republican woman eying the White House, wants to block Hillary Rodham Clinton from playing the "gender card" in the 2016 presidential race. But to do so, Fiorina is taking a page from the gender politics playbook herself. Speaking of Clinton in an interview with The Associated Press, Fiorina said, "She wants to make it a gender-based...