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  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., March 25- Boeing Co faces a union authorization vote in South Carolina next month that pits the plane maker and anti-union Governor Nikki Haley against an organized labor movement that has been thwarted from expansion in the South. National Labor Relations Board scheduled the vote for April 22 after Boeing and the International...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., March 25- Boeing Co faces a union authorization vote next month by thousands of workers at its jetliner facilities in South Carolina, setting up a showdown in their long-running battle in the strongly anti-union state. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been outspoken in her criticism of unions, calling them "thugs" and "bullies."

  • NEW YORK, March 22- The average price of regular grade gasoline fell 4 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to $2.50 per gallon, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The highest price was in Los Angeles, at $3.29 per gallon. Prices are highest in Los Angeles because of the summer blend regulation deadline and California's global warming laws,...

  • Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Trump said he would put his job creation record up against anyone, including the dozen or so Republicans who are considering a White House run in 2016.. The United States for years...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump took the first steps on Wednesday toward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., March 13- The percentage of Americans who drink a cup of coffee every day declined for the third straight year, the National Coffee Association said on Friday, reflecting slacker consumption from older drinkers. "Our grandparents drank coffee all day," Mark DiDomenico, director of business development at research firm Datassential and former...

  • No jolt for java: U.S. coffee drinking grinds lower Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:18 PM ET

    Charleston, S.C., March 13- The percentage of Americans who drink a cup of coffee every day declined for the third straight year, the National Coffee Association said on Friday, reflecting slacker consumption from older drinkers. "Our grandparents drank coffee all day," Mark DiDomenico, director of business development at research firm Datassential and former...

  • PUNTA GORDA, Fla., March 9- The first peaches are ripe for harvest in Florida, bred to thrive where Mother Nature never intended the fruit to grow, alongside the state's signature rows of orange and grapefruit trees. Peaches naturally belong in cooler climates such as Georgia, whose famous crop is just now poised to bloom, two months away from harvest.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- Senator Robert Menendez denied any wrongdoing on Friday and said he was "not going anywhere" after CNN reported the U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against the New Jersey Democrat. Citing unidentified sources briefed on the case, CNN said the charges center on allegations Menendez used his office to...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday. Citing unnamed sources briefed on the case, CNN said the charges center on allegations Menendez used his office to promote the business interests of a Democratic Party donor and friend in...

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Justice Department is preparing criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, CNN reported on Friday. Holder, who was traveling in South Carolina with President Barack Obama, said he could not comment. Federal authorities have probed Menendez's relationship with Florida ophthalmologist...

  • NEW YORK, March 4- U.S. hospital executives said on Wednesday they were optimistic they will avoid the toughest consequences of a Supreme Court decision on whether millions of Americans can continue to purchase subsidized health benefits under Obamacare. "I am hopeful that the court will recognize and uphold the intent of Congress, which was to expand coverage...

  • Cramer blows the whistle on China Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
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    Jim Cramer is still lamenting on the Lumber Liquidators fiasco, and he is scared of what he is seeing coming out of China.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C., March 3- Daimler AG is set to announce it will build Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans at its plant in South Carolina and add 1,200 jobs there as a result, a state politician said on Tuesday. South Carolina State Representative Chip Limehouse, a Republican from Charleston, said officials in North Charleston, South Carolina, told him the German automaker...

  • Feb 26- South Carolina's Supreme Court ordered Johnson& Johnson to pay a penalty of $136 million, upholding a jury's finding that the drugmaker's Janssen unit had improperly marketed its anti-psychotic drug Risperdal and concealed its risks. A trial court had earlier ordered J&J to pay $327 million, but the Supreme Court more than halved that penalty, citing a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday fended off a stream of aggressive questions from Republican lawmakers who accused the central bank of making Democratic political causes a higher priority than its stewardship of the U.S. economy. Speaking in front of the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, the normally...

  • Beach snow forecast as deadly storm packs more woe Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:26 AM ET
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    A fragmented winter storm was forecast to bring more snow to the Carolinas and Rocky Mountains, NBC News reports.

  • Feb 20- United Airlines has opened an internal investigation into its relationship with the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, following a government probe, according to its annual filing on Friday. Media reports have said the government is probing whether United added direct flights from its Newark hub to an airport near a home of...

  • *Reports adjusted profit $0.86/ share vs estimate of $0.88. Feb 18- Duke Energy Corp said it could reach a settlement with the U.S. government in the "next several days" over a federal grand jury probe into a coal ash spill in North Carolina's Dan River last February. A pipe break at a retired Duke coal plant triggered the third-worst coal ash spill in U.S. history,...

  • Feb 18- Duke Energy Corp said it could reach a settlement with the U.S. government in the "next several days" over a federal grand jury probe into a coal ash spill in North Carolina's Dan River last February. A pipe break at a retired Duke coal plant triggered the third-worst coal ash spill in U.S. history, prompting North Carolina's Senate to ask Duke to close 33 coal...