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  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— People who sell or manage property in South Carolina will have to pass a background check to renew their license under a new law prompted by November's arrest of a real estate agent accused of killing seven people. The law signed Friday requires real estate agents, brokers and property managers to undergo a fingerprint-based check every third...

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— People who sell or manage property in South Carolina will have to undergo a background check to renew their license under a new law prompted by last November's arrest of a real estate agent accused of killing seven people. Chip Huggins, R- Columbia, the bill's main sponsor, said Monday. Todd Kohlhepp was arrested after authorities said they found a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- Three U.S. The most senior Democrat on the Senate committee overseeing pensions, Washington's Patty Murray, and two of the party's liberal stars who advocated for the rule, Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren, wrote to newly confirmed Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta about reports that he was looking for a way to freeze the rule and make it "stick."

  • "CEO after CEO has told me that they are eager to fill their vacancies, but they cannot find workers with the right skills," Acosta said Friday in remarks prepared for the labor ministers of the Group of 20 industrial and emerging-market nations gathered this week in Germany. The discussion of apprenticeships is a relatively new one for Trump, who campaigned for...

  • "This is the right time for us to enter the United States," Brendan Proctor, chief executive officer for Lidl U.S., told Reuters at a media event in New York late on Tuesday. Lidl, which runs 10,000 stores in 27 countries, and German rival Aldi Inc have already upended Britain's grocery retail market, hurting incumbents like Tesco Plc and Wal-Mart Stores Inc's ASDA...

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate. Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming...

  • WILMINGTON, Del/ NEW YORK, May 14- The owners of the unfinished Vogtle power plant in Georgia led by Southern Co agreed to cap Toshiba Corp's responsibility for its guarantees on the much-delayed nuclear project, helping ease the Japanese electronics maker's financial stress, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The deal is also contingent on the...

  • WILMINGTON, Del/ NEW YORK, May 14- The owners of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia led by Southern Co agreed to cap Toshiba Corp's responsibility for guarantees for its bankrupt Westinghouse subsidiary, helping ease the Japanese electronics maker's financial stress, people familiar with the matter said Sunday. The deal is also contingent on the owners...

  • While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate. Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming...

  • Lidl said in February it planned to open its first 20 U.S. stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with 80 more to follow in the United States within the first year. Lidl is owned by Germany's privately held Schwarz Group. According to the company's website, it is hiring workers in 38 cities in the eastern U.S. states of Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New...

  • "They're fighting a losing battle to keep these plants from falling apart," said Robert Alvarez, a former policy adviser at the U.S. Department of Energy who was charged with making an inventory of nuclear sites under President Bill Clinton. The state of facilities in the U.S. nuclear network has been detailed by the Department of Energy, Government...

  • Deal visited Savannah as dockworkers were unloading the COSCO Development, a massive vessel capable of carrying 13,000 cargo containers measuring 20- feet-long apiece. Like other East Coast ports, Savannah is racing to deepen its 39- mile shipping channel so similar big ships will fit at lower tides even when fully loaded. Mackie McIntosh, the Corps' chief of...

  • And regulators in Virginia and Maryland have reported early price hike requests ranging from just under 10 percent to more than 50 percent. Increases like that will probably will be seen in other states, too, as insurers set prices to account for uncertain support from a federal government led by a new president who wants to scrap and replace the law, said Sabrina...

  • The Interior Department said it is reviewing six applications by energy companies that were rejected by the Obama administration. The regions, as defined by the Interior Department, stretch from northern Florida to Delaware. Any new drilling activity is expected to be limited to the coasts of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia.

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona made a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON— Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed. The 51-49 vote against the repeal measure was a blow to the fossil-fuel industry and groups linked to the conservative Koch Brothers, which had waged a public...

  • LOS ANGELES— Global luxury home sales cooled off in 2016 for the second consecutive year, even with a record number of homes selling for more than $100 million. And for the first time, 10 homes sold for more than $100 million each. "The surprise in 2016 is the number of $100 million- plus homes sold," said Dan Conn, Christie's chief executive.