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  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has lost another informal adviser from the business world: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts. Icahn controls a sizable stake in refiner CVR Energy. Icahn also said he was stepping down because he didn't want to cloud the work of Neomi Rao, who as head of the Office of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan, citing concerns about revenue sharing and environmental issues, in a letter that his office revealed on Thursday. In the letter, dated Aug. 11 and sent to Kelly Hammerle, national program manager of the U.S....

  • NEW YORK— JetBlue Airways says fumes from nail polish remover caused two crew members to become ill on a flight from Boston to Charleston, South Carolina. It's the third time in the last week that employees or passengers have reported becoming ill from odors on a JetBlue flight. JetBlue says it has installed carbon air filters to reduce odors on planes.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. And he berated critics who have denounced his initially slow and then ultimately combative comments on the racial violence at a white supremacist rally last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. It's the third such industry council to be eliminated by the White House this week after the backlash to the...

  • WASHINGTON— With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils, an attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The White House is trying to deal with the repercussions from...

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— A South Carolina utility has no timeline for re-submitting its plans for bailing on a nuclear power project and recouping billions more from customers. But nothing about its plans have changed, executives for South Carolina Electric& Gas told financial analysts in a teleconference Wednesday. SCE&G and state-owned utility Santee Cooper...

  • BATON ROUGE, La.— A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the "mastermind" of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah sued The Daily Stormer's publisher, Andrew Anglin, two days after domain...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, saying Wednesday that the company is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers." Many traditional retailers are closing stores and blaming Amazon for a shift to buying goods online. Amazon has announced goal of adding 100,000 full-time workers by the middle of next year.

  • NEW YORK— With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly dismantled two of his White House business councils Wednesday— an attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The decision came as the White House tried to manage the...

  • South Carolina Electric& Gas voluntarily withdrew its request that state regulators approve its plans for abandoning the expansion of V.C. Summer Nuclear Station north of Columbia. SCE&G and state-owned utility Santee Cooper decided July 31 to halt construction on two partly built reactors they've already jointly spent $10 billion on, much of it paid by...

  • Amazon faces a tax fight in South Carolina that could change how online sellers do business

    The State of South Carolina claims Amazon is responsible for $12 million in uncollected taxes, interests, and penalties for the first three months of 2016.

  • The suit, filed in Richland County, accuses Purdue of failing to comply with a 2007 agreement it signed with South Carolina and dozens of other states over allegations of its promotion of OxyContin. Purdue admitted no fault in that case, which accused the company of encouraging doctors to prescribe OxyContin for unapproved uses and failing to disclose its...

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina on Monday became the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing. The suit, filed in Richland County, accuses Purdue of failing to comply with a 2007 agreement it signed with South Carolina and dozens of other states over allegations of its promotion of OxyContin.

  • Aug 15- South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma LP on Tuesday, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic. The lawsuit by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, filed in Richland County Court of Common Pleas in Columbia, accuses the...

  • SOUTH CAROLINA SUES OXYCONTIN MAKER PURDUE PHARMA LP OVER OPIOID MARKETING PRACTICES.

  • WASHINGTON— Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation's electricity. The July 31 suspension of the partly completed V.C. Summer project near Columbia, South Carolina, leaves...

  • WASHINGTON— A South Carolina power company was negligent in charging its customers more than $1 billion to build nuclear reactors that have now been abandoned, according to a lawsuit filed late Friday afternoon. The lawsuit obtained by The Associated Press accuses South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. of mismanaging the finances of the project at the V.C....

  • CHICAGO, Aug 11- The Wisconsin agency tasked with holding Foxconn accountable for delivering up to 13,000 jobs in exchange for $1.5 billion in state payroll tax credits has a history of failing to verify job-creation claims and rewarding companies that fall short of quotas, according to state audits. A May audit found the Wisconsin Economic Development...

  • The state-owned utility Santee Cooper has dropped plans for rate increases in the next two years, after it cancelled plans to finish two new nuclear reactors in South Carolina. Santee Cooper and South Carolina Electric& Gas Co. announced July 31 they were giving up on new reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station northwest of Columbia. The Post and Courier of...