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  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations under Senate consideration:. President Donald Trump's controversial choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a key hurdle in the Republican-led Senate. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving...

  • CAYCE, S.C. _ Scana Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $124 million. The Cayce, South Carolina- based company said it had net income of 87 cents per share. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 93 cents per share.

  • WASHINGTON— The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office hours after the Senate confirmed the South Carolina Republican's nomination on a narrow 51-49 vote in the GOP- controlled...

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— Boeing workers' overwhelming anti-union vote at the aviation giant's 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina is a big victory for Southern politicians and business leaders who have lured manufacturing jobs to the region on the promise of keeping unions out. It's also a win for the company that will host President Donald Trump at its North...

  • SEATTLE/ NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 15- Boeing Co handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. The NLRB said 74 percent of the 2,828 workers who cast ballots voted against joining the International...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb 15- Boeing Co handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. President Donald Trump is due to visit Boeing in South Carolina on Friday, as the company rolls out the first completed...

  • With Republican Senator John McCain announcing on the Senate floor that he would oppose Mulvaney, Cochran was seen as the potential 51st vote needed in the 100- member chamber for confirmation. McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee that oversees defense programs, blasted Mulvaney in a Senate floor speech, saying the nominee had pursued "...

  • SPARTANBURG, S.C. _ Denny's Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $11.3 million. Denny's expects full-year revenue in the range of $523 million to $532 million. Denny's shares have fallen 4 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • President Donald Trump's choice of Representative Mick Mulvaney to become White House budget director on Wednesday appeared to pick up enough Republican votes to vault him into the job. A Senate vote on Mulvaney, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who represents a region of South Carolina, was expected on Thursday at 7 a.m..

  • BERLIN, Feb 15- German discount supermarket group Lidl will open its first stores in the United States ahead of schedule this summer, it said on Wednesday, with plans for up to 100 stores within a year in a move that could shake up U.S. retailers. The group plans to open its first 20 stores in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, it said in a statement.

  • A Senate vote on Mulvaney, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who represents South Carolina, was expected on Thursday at 7 a.m.. A Senate panel only narrowly backed the nominee earlier this month in a party-line vote. Republicans have 52 of the 100 Senate seats and are able to approve Trump's nominees if they can hold together a majority.

  • BERLIN, Feb 15- German discount supermarket group Lidl will open its first stores in the United States ahead of schedule this summer, it said on Wednesday, with plans for up to 100 stores within a year. The group plans to open its first 20 stores in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, it said in a statement. Lidl, which runs more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office on Wednesday cleared a Senate hurdle, but at least two senior Republicans have voiced doubts about supporting him. Mick Mulvaney is a tea party lawmaker from South Carolina who has attracted opposition from Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R- Ariz. McCain says...

  • NEW YORK— Lidl, the German no-frills supermarket chain, is opening its first wave of stores in the U.S. this summer ahead of schedule, with plans to open up to 100 locations across the East Coast within a year. Lidl's first 20 U.S. stores will be opening in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, where the company established its first U.S. headquarters in 2015.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— South Carolina Boeing workers reject representation by Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization.

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— The Latest on the vote by employees of Boeing's plant in North Charleston on whether to join a union:. Workers at a Boeing plant in South Carolina have rejected an effort by the Machinists to unionize a plant. Ballots are being counted Wednesday evening for the vote on representation by the International Association of Machinists and...

  • NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.— Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization. If successful, the balloting on whether employees should join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers would have sent a significant message to...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday that shipments to the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository are expected to resume in April, more than three years after they were halted in response to a radiation release that contaminated part of the facility. Todd Shrader, manager of the DOE's Carlsbad Field Office, acknowledged that...

  • David Mack told several hundred people gathered at a rally Monday in North Charleston that unionizing workers at the plant in his district would be good for South Carolina's economy. Nearly 3,000 South Carolina Boeing employees vote Wednesday on whether or not to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet confirmations:. Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate late Monday despite strong objections from Democrats who said the former banker made much of his fortune by foreclosing on struggling homeowners during the financial crisis. The Senate has confirmed physician David Shulkin to serve as secretary...