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  • COLUMBIA, S.C. _ South State Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $24.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, FNB has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000 customers, has assets of $7.4 billion, and operates over 100 branches in North and South Carolina. FNB's financial adviser was RBC Capital Markets LLC and Reed...

  • Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, F.N.B. has about $20 billion in assets and 300 branches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. It provides commercial and consumer banking and wealth management solutions led by its largest affiliate, First National Bank of Pennsylvania. Raleigh, North Carolina- based Yadkin serves over 130,000...

  • HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Sonoco Products Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $56.3 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 68 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.27 billion.

  • The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois on Tuesday, alleges that horse feed produced by ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc was contaminated with monensin, a feed additive that is poisonous to horses. Plaintiffs Beth Berarov of Michigan and Annelisa Bindra of South Carolina said several of their horses died or suffered weakened heart muscles...

  • The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois on Tuesday, alleges that horse feed produced by ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc was contaminated with monensin, a feed additive that is poisonous to horses. Plaintiffs Beth Berarov of Michigan and Annelisa Bindra of South Carolina said several of their horses died or suffered weakened heart muscles...

  • CLEVELAND— Republican New Jersey Gov. Christie said Wednesday that David Samson, who acknowledged using his position to pressure United Airlines to reinstate a flight that benefited him, is an "extraordinary person" and is "my friend and always will be." Christie appointed him chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs area bridges,...

  • SUMTER, S.C.— A massive fire at a company that makes caskets in South Carolina has caused $1.5 million in damage. Sumter Fire Department Division Chief Brian Christmas told The Sumter Item that it took firefighters more than 24 hours to extinguish all the hot spots at the Sumter Casket Company after Monday's fire. Christmas says the company was insured and...

  • LEXINGTON, S.C. _ First Community Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $1.7 million. First Community shares have fallen 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: First Community, Earnings Report.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was "sad" his friend and confidant admitted shaking down United Airlines to reinstate a flight to make it easier for him to reach his vacation home in South Carolina. Samson is the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and was a mentor to Christie.

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp.' s purchase of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. will create a company with the financial resources to expand the distribution of natural gas across the country as utilities shift further away from coal to the cleaner-burning fuel, the chief executive of the country's largest electric company said Monday. Duke Energy is spending $5...

  • LOGAN, W.Va.— Mike Kirk leans across the counter of the pawnshop where he works for $11 an hour. It's less than half what he made in the mines, but the best he can do these days. He and two customers ponder what this city might look like in 10 years if nothing changes.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A growing list of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's allies have pleaded guilty or have been charged in schemes involving their relationships at the powerful agency that runs airports, bridges and tunnels in New York and New Jersey, though Christie, a close ally of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald, faces no accusations of...

  • United Airlines will pay a $2.25 million fine but won't be charged in connection with a special flight from Newark, New Jersey, that benefited the former head of the agency that runs the airport. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that it reached a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. attorney's office for New Jersey. The agreement was...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— The Latest on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey corruption investigation:. Jamie Fox was charged Thursday with conspiracy in a plot to help David Samson, the former chairman of the agency that controls New York City- area airports, to get a regular flight to Samson's vacation home. United Airlines has agreed to pay a $2.25 million penalty for...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. _ Bank of South Carolina Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $1.3 million. Bank of South Carolina shares have climbed slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bank of South Carolina, Earnings Report.

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A political mentor of Gov. Chris Christie who headed the agency that oversees New York City- area airports admitted Thursday that he used his position to get United Airlines to run direct flights to South Carolina so that he could easily visit his vacation home. David Samson, the Republican governor's appointee to lead the Port Authority of New York...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- The major U.S. stock indexes rose modestly on Friday, for a fourth straight day of gains, helped by encouraging U.S. manufacturing data. The S&P 500 tallied its best week since November, staging a strong rebound from its worst two-day decline in 10 months sparked by Britain's shock vote last week to leave the European Union. "Clearly, people have...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- The major U.S. stock indexes clung to modest increases on Friday, helped by encouraging U.S. manufacturing data, putting them on pace for a fourth straight day of gains. The S&P 500 was on track for its best week since November, staging a strong rebound after its worst two-day decline in 10 months after Britain's shock vote last week to leave the...

  • The deal has also won antitrust approval in Europe and Brazil. The two companies account for 60 percent of beverage can supply in North America, 69 percent in Europe and 74 percent in Brazil, according to Morningstar analysts. European packaging maker Ardagh Group has agreed to buy divested assets for $3.42 billion, including 12 plants in Europe, eight in the...