US Sen. Graham, Democratic challenger Hutto disagree at South Carolina forum, but are polite

...challenger Brad Hutto disagreed, but did so politely as they met to discuss the issues at a business forum Monday in Columbia.The sharpest disagreement at the 45-minute question-and-answer session came on the health care law backed by President Obama. Hutto...

Decline sharpest since '86

WASHINGTON -- Prices paid by wholesalers last year recorded the sharpest decline since the 1986 oil collapse, and analysts said a flood of cheap imports from Asia could produce more deflation at the...

Napravnik guides Untapable to win in Breeders' Cup Distaff

...and a national television audience by announcing she will retire Sunday. The 26-year-old jockey said she and husband Joe Sharp, who is a trainer, are starting a family. Later, she confirmed she is seven weeks pregnant."His career is brand new and...

Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

...Illinois' unemployment rate has fallen sharply in the past 12 months, to 6.6 percent from 9.1 percent. That's the sharpest drop among all 50 states.But that decline may exaggerate the health of the state's job market: Some of the improvement...

Richmond County Board of Education accepts superintendent recommendations for three administrative positions

...worked as a principal in several different schools during a 23-year career in the district. Pringle said Lewis' "laser-sharp focus and work ethic make her perfect for this role."Finally, the board voted unanimously to appoint Albert Russo as chief...

Gubernatorial candidates blast opponents

...attacked the Republican over a high unemployment rate and accused him of an ethics scandal during a debate Sunday night.The sharpest exchange came after Deal was asked about a recent Carter ad focused on the governor's personal financial turnaround. Deal...

Michaux: No winners, only losers, in Gurley's suspension

...customers, so a memorabilia dealer who turns in the guy who provides the value in his merchandise doesn't seem like the sharpest businessman. My guess is Gurley-signed eBay items weren't on the top of Allen's agenda. And why exactly did he need...

New models for 2015

...lights. Prices begin at $22,695.FordEDGE: Ford's two-row midsize SUV has been completely redesigned, with a leaner, sharper look and a new underbody that's shared with the Fusion sedan. In North America, it has a standard 2-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder...

Leapfrog reports show Doctors, University earn A for patient safety

...Leapfrog.The group recognizes that is releasing the safety scores "at a time when Ebola has drawn the subject of safety into sharp focus," she said. And in fact, one of its "A" safety rated hospitals is Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas...

Bond mutual funds are the key to stability

...inflation or another cause. Some managers, including Isaac, think pressure that is slowly building to push up workers' wages could lead to more inflation. But a sharp drop in oil and other commodity prices has been offering a counterweight.