South Carolina

  • Confluence Charts New Direction In South Carolina Paddling Country

    Confluence Charts New Direction In South Carolina Paddling Country

    Welcome to the boat bakery - and they're always hiring!

    Greenville, South Carolina's Confluence Outdoor builds kayaks and canoes in a space lovingly described as a 'boat bakery.' Continue Reading

  • 'Undercover Boss' TaylorMade CEO Reveals Identity To Smitten Worker

    'Undercover Boss' TaylorMade CEO Reveals Identity To Smitten Worker

    No industry has been exempt from the effects of the recession. Even golf. Mark King, the CEO of the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance golf equipment, TaylorMade, made that point bluntly during his appearance Friday on "Undercover Boss." "It's a challenge to get shrinking numbers to spend more... Continue Reading

  • S.C. Makes It Harder To Get Unemployment Benefits

    S.C. Makes It Harder To Get Unemployment Benefits

    By Seanna Adcox COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A state with chronically high unemployment is making it tougher for the jobless to draw benefits by trying to force people to take lower-wage jobs and making it easier for laid-off workers to be declared ineligible. New policies at South Carolina's Department of... Continue Reading

  • Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

    Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

    By Jeffrey Collins LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- At first glance, South Carolina seems like a place where attacks on Mitt Romney's experience at the helm of a venture capital firm that cut jobs would resonate in the GOP primary. The state's unemployment rate hasn't been below 9 percent in three years and a... Continue Reading

  • Weak In NH, Gingrich Says He's Talking Jobs In SC

    Weak In NH, Gingrich Says He's Talking Jobs In SC

    By Shannon McCaffrey MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Newt Gingrich pledged to take the fight to South Carolina and Florida after finishing well behind the leaders in Tuesday's New Hampshire Republican primary. "We're going to offer the American people something very different," Gingrich told about 200 supporters... Continue Reading

  • Fla. Craigslist Jobseeker Found Dead In Ohio Grave

    Fla. Craigslist Jobseeker Found Dead In Ohio Grave

    By JoAnne Viviano COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A jobseeker from Florida who responded to a bogus Craigslist ad for a job on a southeast Ohio cattle farm was found dead, buried in a shallow grave, and another from South Carolina was shot but escaped by running away through the woods, a sheriff said... Continue Reading

  • Amazon's Warehouse Workers Pass Out From Excessive Heat

    Amazon's Warehouse Workers Pass Out From Excessive Heat

    It's like the Amazon in there. An investigation conducted by The Morning Call newspaper with 20 employees of an Amazon.com warehouse in Lehigh Valley, Penn., uncovered subpar working conditions. Among the key revelations uncovered by the investigation were building temperatures exceeding 100 degrees... Continue Reading

  • 5 States With The Highest Unemployment Rates

    5 States With The Highest Unemployment Rates

    Fresh statistics last week showed that more than half of U.S. states saw the number of jobless workers rise in August compared to July -- yet more evidence that the nation's stagnant employment picture remains stuck in neutral. Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia reported unemployment rate increases,... Continue Reading

  • Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy States Lead Job Creation In First Half Of 2011

    Energy-producing states have experienced unemployment levels well below those of other states in recent years, thanks in part to a boom in energy exploration that's been driven by high oil prices. It's perhaps little surprise then that states that significantly contribute to the nation's production of oil,... Continue Reading