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  • SC's unemployment rate increases to 6.4 percent Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina's unemployment rate rose again in August to 6.4 percent, putting the state above the national jobless rate, according to labor data released Friday. South Carolina's revised July rate was 5.8 percent, after being 5.3 percent since April.

  • 3 N. Carolina hospital chains partner to cut costs Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— Growing pressure to cut medical costs is pushing three regional hospital chains operating hundreds of locations across North Carolina to combine purchasing and standardize some medical practices, the hospitals said Wednesday.

  • Alibaba symbol of China's new tech giants Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:17 AM ET

    BEIJING— Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy. By contrast, private sector tech champions such as Lenovo Group in personal computers and search engine Baidu Inc. survived bruising competition to rise to the top of their industries.

  • Engine sounds heard before Alaska plane crash Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— Two witnesses on the ground described hearing a high-pitched sound from the engine of a small airplane before it crashed last year on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, killing all 10 people aboard.

  • Maritime official says port congestion a problem Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    We refer to it in the business as the first mile or the last mile whether it's an import or an export, " U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen said while visiting the South Carolina Ports Authority. The Federal Maritime Commission begins a series of meetings in Los Angeles next week to discuss the problem with industry leaders.

  • Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:16 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Police: SC man killed 5 kids at home,' by violent means,' about 1 week before reported missing.

  • Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. Lara Berdine and Mark Petrella, New Yorkers in their 40 s, visit Italy each fall because "it's cheaper, the weather is cooler and we can see the country as it really is, rather than in high season when it's inundated with tourists," said Berdine.

  • AP NewsAlert Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:36 AM ET

    LEXINGTON, S.C.— Sheriff: Officials believe father suspected in 5 kids' deaths acted on his own, with no help.

  • Maritime panel to hold sessions on port congestion Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero, Panama Canal Authority Administrator Jorge Quijano and Gov. Nikki Haley were among those who spoke before the South Carolina International Trade Conference. A second is set for Baltimore next month with a later session to be held in the Southeast, perhaps in Charleston, and in New Orleans.

  • Ports chief: SC port has to grow faster to succeed Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— South Carolina Ports Authority head Jim Newsome said Monday that the Port of Charleston has bounced back to business levels of those before the Great Recession but that, to succeed, the authority must increase its earnings faster than at competing ports. South Carolina is now the nation's ninth-busiest container port by volume.

  • 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.