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  • Police in New South Wales say the man died in a July 13 crash in a Sydney suburb. —May 27, 2009: Ashley Parham, 18, of Midwest City, Oklahoma, 2001 Honda Accord. —July 27, 2014: Law Suk Leh of Sibu, Malaysia, 2003 Honda City.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— The Atlantic Coast Pipeline intended to carry natural gas across West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina would have some adverse environmental effects, including impacts on water resources, forest and other habitats, but most could be reduced to insignificant levels, an assessment by federal regulators found. The Federal Energy Regulatory...

  • COLUMBIA, S.C. _ South State Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $31.8 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.18 per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. _ Carolina Financial Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $9.3 million. Carolina Financial shares have increased 8 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Carolina Financial, Earnings Report.

  • HARTSVILLE, S.C. _ Sonoco Products Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $43.1 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 70 cents per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.22 billion.

  • LEXINGTON, S.C. _ First Community Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.7 million. First Community shares have increased 14 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: First Community, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— A key House panel on Wednesday approved a Republican fiscal plan that probably won't deliver on its promises to balance the budget, but would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall. The plan proposes deep cuts to safety net programs like Medicaid and food stamps and reprises a controversial Medicare plan strongly...

  • SAVANNAH, Ga.— A railroad owner plans to appeal a jury's decision that it must pay $3.9 million to the family of a movie worker killed on a Georgia railroad trestle in 2014, a spokesman for the company said. The jury in Savannah decided in a civil verdict Monday that CSX Transportation shared in the blame for the deadly freight train collision even though the film...

  • *Copper hits 4-1/ 2- month high after China data. NEW YORK, July 17- A gauge of world stocks climbed to a third straight record high on Monday while copper prices surged to their highest levels in more than four months after robust growth data in China. "The market from a big-picture perspective is just waiting on earnings," said Walter Todd, chief investment officer at...

  • *Copper hits 4-1/ 2 month high after China data. NEW YORK, July 17- A gauge of world stocks hit a record high on Monday while copper prices surged to their highest levels in more than four months after robust growth data in China. "The market from a big picture perspective is just waiting on earnings," said Walter Todd, chief investment officer at Greenwood Capital...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine is implementing a new lottery system for licenses to fish for baby eels, which are worth more than $1,000 per pound on the worldwide sushi market. Baby eels, called elvers, are a major fishery in Maine, where fishermen sell them to dealers so they can be sent to Asian aquaculture companies to be raised to maturity and used as food.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Over the last seven trading days, investors have more than doubled the amount of cash invested in a key financial sector fund, in a bet that second-quarter bank earnings will be robust. Big U.S. banks start reporting quarterly results on Friday and according to data from State Street, the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, which tracks the S&P 500...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- Over the last seven trading days, investors have more than doubled the amount of cash invested in a key financial sector fund, in a bet that second-quarter bank earnings will be robust. Big U.S. banks start reporting quarterly results on Friday and according to data from State Street, the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, which tracks the S&P 500...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- Over the last seven trading days, investors have more than doubled the amount of cash invested in a key financial sector fund, in a bet that second-quarter bank earnings will be robust. Big U.S. banks start reporting quarterly results on Friday and according to data from State Street, the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, which tracks the S&P 500...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C. _ Bank of South Carolina Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $1.4 million. Bank of South Carolina shares have decreased 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bank of South Carolina, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be "very angry" if the Senate fails to pass a revamped Republican health care bill and said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must "pull it off," intensifying pressure on party leaders laboring to win over unhappy GOP senators and preserve the teetering measure. Trump's remarks came a day before McConnell, R-...

  • NEW YORK, July 12- The Dow rose to a record high close while U.S. stocks kept their upward momentum Wednesday following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony to gradually raise interest rates. Yellen's speech was a nod to Wall Street as the Fed signaled it will gradually tighten policy and gradually unwind its massive balance sheet.

  • NEW YORK, July 12- The Dow rose to a record high close while U.S. stocks kept their upward momentum Wednesday following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony to gradually raise interest rates. Yellen's speech was a nod to Wall Street as the Fed signaled it will gradually tighten policy and gradually unwind its massive balance sheet.

  • *Rates won't have to rise too much to reach neutral level- Yellen. July 12- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday afternoon after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said interest rates hikes would be gradual and rates will not have to rise much further to reach a neutral level. Yellen, in testimony to Congress, said the Fed will continue to gradually tighten policy and...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— The nation's largest electric company wants regulators in North Carolina to force consumers to pay nearly $200 million a year to clean up the toxic byproducts of burning coal to generate power. She was responding to a request filed with state utility regulators last month that marks the first time Duke Energy Corp. has sought permission to have...