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    Upstate strip club owner charged with prostitution

    Authorities say the owner of a strip club in Spartanburg County has been charged with prostitution after dancers offered to perform sex acts for money on undercover officers. More>>

    Labor Day weekend a time to shine for IOP businesses, police Video included

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    As the holiday weekend kicked off, AAA said it expected 34 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home for Labor Day festivities. Many of those made their way to the beaches. More>>

    Electrical fire shuts down East Bay Street for 2 hours Saturday

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    A small fire near an electrical service meter at a downtown Charleston business under renovation shut down traffic on East Bay Street for two hours Saturday. More>>

    Kraft recalls several types of American Singles due to temperature issue

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    Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product.  More>>

    Title of best South Carolina barbecue up for grabs

    South Carolina's best barbecue will be chosen - and possibly eaten - during an annual festival at Myrtle Beach this weekend. More>>

    Football's start means big bucks for small businesses Video included

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    The Gamecocks' season started with a big loss, but local businesses didn't take a hit. Fans showed up in droves at the usual places. More>>

    1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

    An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season. More>>

    Major construction project in Myrtle Beach delayed

    It's called gumbo and its delaying traffic on a busy highway in Myrtle Beach More>>

    STEM career fair pairs students, companies looking to hire Video included

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    Companies in science, technology, engineering, and math fields are working to fill jobs in the Charleston area and a STEM-based career fair on Wednesday helped connect companies and students. More>>

    SC court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

    South Carolina's high court says a man is entitled to workers' compensation benefits for injuries he suffered during a company kickball game. More>>

    Myrtle Beach, state agree on using bed tax money

    Myrtle Beach is changing the way it allocates accommodations taxes after a 10-year feud with the state that went to the South Carolina Supreme Court. More>>

    SC business leaders call for renewing Export Bank

    Business leaders in the Rock Hill area are calling for reauthorization of the federal Export-Import Bank. More>>

    Prosperity Center now offering renters' rights classes Video included

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    One Berkeley County nonprofit says it's seen an increase in renters being taken advantage of by their landlords. That's why the Prosperity Center is now offering renters' rights classes through South Carolina Legal Services. More>>

    Cypress Gardens feeling financial pinch of bridge outage Video included

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    Transportation officials say the construction of a new bridge in Berkeley County is a month ahead of schedule, but one business in the area says it's seen a 15 percent decrease in admissions while the bridge is impassable. More>>

    SC-based Sonoco packaging acquires German firm

    Hartsville-based packaging company Sonoco is buying the German firm Weidenhammer Packaging Group for $383 million. More>>

    State-owned utility loans $11M for rural projects

    The state-owned utility Santee Cooper has approved almost $11 million in loans to rural counties to help pay for industrial development projects. More>>

    World Amateur Golf Tourney returns to Myrtle Beach

    The largest amateur golf tournament in the world is teeing off for a 31st year in Myrtle Beach. More>>

    North Charleston gun shop owner releases surveillance video burglary Video included

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    Scott Warthan owns a gun shop, and it's been burglarized twice in three years even though he's changed names and locations. The most recent robbery was caught on surveillance video and he's hoping someone will recognize the thieves. More>>

    People Matter CEO on moratorium: "We're close to that tipping point" Video included

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    The leader of the businesses that anchor Upper King Street agrees with city leaders that stakeholders must evaluate the growth of downtown Charleston. More>>

    Over 2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths reported

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    The Ace Bayou Corporation has recalled over two million bean bag chairs after the deaths of two children. More>>

    SCE&G plans solar farms in Cayce, North Charleston

    South Carolina Electric & Gas is moving ahead with plans to put two solar farms on land it owns in the Lowcountry and the Midlands. More>>

    Revenues at SC ports up sharply last fiscal year

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    Revenues at South Carolina's ports were up sharply during the fiscal year that ended June 30th. More>>

    Planning commission recommends 1-year bar moratorium

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    The proposed downtown Charleston bar ordinance took yet another form Wednesday night at a planning commission meeting. More>>

    New downtown Charleston businesses could face 3-year moratorium

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    City of Charleston officials are reworking the controversial downtown midnight closing bar ordinance that saw overwhelming disapproval from the public. More>>

    Peanut, almond butter at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's recalled for salmonella risk

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    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. More>>

    Aerospace industry impact in SC pegged at $17B

    A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion. More>>

    Second H&M store to open Thursday at Tanger Outlet

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    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – The newest HM location will open its doors this week in North Charleston at Tanger Outlets.“We are thrilled to be opening our second location in South Carolina and are confident that customers will continue to appreciate our offer of fashion and quality at the best prices for the whole family,” says Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for HM. “We have a big focus on expansion in the southern region of the US and we look forward to continuing our growth in the area.”Th... More>>

    Water main repaired, service restored to Sullivan’s, IOP

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    Repairs to a broken water main under Charleston Harbor have been made, which means the outdoor watering restriction on Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms has been lifted. More>>

    Experts: SC could see average gas prices under $3 soon

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    Gas prices in South Carolina continued their downward slide, dropping another 3.3 cents last week. More>>

    Nearly 4,000 acres of forestland to be preserved

    Nearly 4,000 acres of property adjacent to the Francis Marion National Forest are being gifted to the public under a wetlands mitigation plan approved for Boeing's continued expansion in North Charleston. More>>

    SC Ports again seek cruise terminal permit

    Nearly a year after a judge tossed out a permit for a $35 million cruise terminal in Charleston, the South Carolina Ports Authority is again seeking federal permission for the project. More>>

    Delays for SC nuclear plant pressure industry

    Delays are piling up as companies build new nuclear plants, raising further questions about whether utilities can control the costs. More>>

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    • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

      Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:32:11 GMT
      A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers.More >>
      A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide.More >>
    • Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

      Sony wooing Japanese to PS4 with Dragon Quest

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:32:09 GMT
      Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.More >>
      Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.More >>
    • Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

      Dollar General raises Family Dollar bid to $9.1B

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:21 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:21:14 GMT
      Dollar General is boosting its bid for rival Family Dollar to approximately $9.1 billion and says it's now willing to more than double the number of stores it would shed to avoid trouble with regulators.More >>
      Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to tamp down the antitrust concerns of its takeover...More >>
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