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Summey says city's gaining control of Veterans Terminal could bring jobs to the community

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey has been holding meetings to discuss the possibility of the city taking over Veterans Terminal, a State Ports Authority facility that handles non-containerized cargo. "In order for something like that to happen, it would take a negotiation from open-minded folks on the city side and the Ports Authority side," Summey said. The move could bring jobs to communities most impacted by the port, he said.

CCL rebuffed in case against port

An appeals court judge has denied a Coastal Conservation League request for a rehearing in a case contesting permits for a container terminal under construction at the former Navy base in North Charleston.

Airlines, passengers at odds over $15 baggage fee

ATLANTA â€" When airlines started charging some passengers $15 or more this year to check their bags, they blamed soaring fuel costs. Since then the price of oil has plummeted, yet the industry hasn't stowed away the bag fees.

Money for benefits expected to run out by Jan. 1 unless Sanford requests federal aid

COLUMBIA â€" By Jan. 1, there won't be enough money to pay unemployment benefits to about 70,000 South Carolinians, the state Employment Security Commission said Tuesday. The shortage in funds could be covered almost instantly if Gov. Mark Sanford signs a request for a $146 million line of credit from the U.S. Treasury, said Ted Halley, the agency's executive director.

Wells Fargo's $11.8B buyout to affect 500 local workers

NEW YORK â€" Wells Fargo & Co. and Wachovia Corp. shareholders on Tuesday voted to approve Wells Fargo's $11.8 billion purchase of Wachovia.

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