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Half a million jobs: Gone

WASHINGTONâ€" An alarming half-million American jobs vanished virtually in a flash last month, the worst mass layoffs in over a third of a century, as economic carnage spread ever faster and the nation hurtled toward what could be the hardest hard times since the Great Depression.

Mazda dealer closes

A large crane removed the Low Country Mazda sign along U.S. Highway 17 in Mount Pleasant on Friday, yet another unpleasant sign of the times for the automotive industry. The dealership is no longer in business, though a used-car lot under a different name now occupies the site.

Half a million jobs: Gone

WASHINGTONâ€" An alarming half-million American jobs vanished virtually in a flash last month, the worst mass layoffs in over a third of a century, as economic carnage spread ever faster and the nation hurtled toward what could be the hardest hard times since the Great Depression.

Neighbors get 2nd check from ports

As part of a $4 million commitment, the State Ports Authority on Friday presented its second annual check to North Charleston residents whose neighborhoods are directly affected by the expansion of the Port of Charleston. The funding is part of a mitigation plan that aims to generate the most positive impact from the SPA's shipping terminal under construction at the former Navy base.

Whales to be factor in decision

WASHINGTON â€" Shipping lanes around East Coast ports might have to steer clear of endangered whales. The U.S. Coast Guard agreed Friday to evaluate, in consultation with federal scientists, the rerouting of shipping lanes and the placement of new ones to insure the safety of the endangered right whale.










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