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  • CHARLESTON, S.C. _ Carolina Financial Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter net income of $2.8 million. Carolina Financial shares have climbed 11 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Carolina Financial, Earnings Report.

  • July 28- Duracell said it plans to close a battery-making plant in South Carolina that employs 430 people, making the announcement fewer than five months after being acquired by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Duracell said the move will lead to "some" job growth in LaGrange, which is about 330 miles southwest of Lancaster, and that Lancaster workers...

  • SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. _ Kemet Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $12.2 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $183.1 million.

  • GREENVILLE, S.C. _ World Acceptance Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $16.6 million. World Acceptance shares have climbed 48 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: World Acceptance, Earnings Report.

  • CAYCE, S.C. _ Scana Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $105 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 73 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *Fed says near-term risks to economic outlook diminished. *Target interest rate still 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. WASHINGTON, July 27- The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said near-term risks to the U.S. economic outlook had diminished, opening the door to a resumption of monetary policy tightening this year.

  • FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. _ AVX Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $29.9 million. The Fountain Inn, South Carolina- based company said it had net income of 18 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • FORT MILL, S.C. _ Domtar Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter net income of $18 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Domtar shares have fallen slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Prompted by growing North American demand for its vans, Mercedes-Benz Vans broke ground Wednesday on a new $500 million U.S. assembly plant in South Carolina. The site is next to an existing plant where, for the past decade, the company has put Sprinter vans made in Germany back together after being disassembled and shipped to this country...

  • GREENVILLE, S.C. _ Regional Management Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $5.9 million. Regional Management shares have climbed roughly 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Regional Management, Earnings Report.

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade. The Lundberg Survey found the average price of midgrade unleaded is $2.51 a gallon and $2.72 for premium. The highest average price for regular gasoline in the Lower 48 is $2.83 a gallon in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • 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.