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September 20, 1992 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The European currency crisis that spread fear and consternation throughout the world last week was both extremely close to and yet far away from South Carolina. This green and pleasant state of 3.5 million people--with proportionately more foreign investment than any other--is doing a little better than the rest of the country. Its unemployment rate at 6.5% is lower than the national average. And South Carolina doesn't much fear currency fluctuations.
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September 20, 1992 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The European currency crisis that spread fear and consternation throughout the world last week was both extremely close to and yet far away from South Carolina. This green and pleasant state of 3.5 million people--with proportionately more foreign investment than any other--is doing a little better than the rest of the country. Its unemployment rate at 6.5% is lower than the national average. And South Carolina doesn't much fear currency fluctuations.
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August 31, 2011 | By James Oliphant
While Mitt Romney appears to be tacking right to counter the rise of Rick Perry as a presidential contender, not everyone is willing to go along for the ride. FreedomWorks, a "tea party"-affiliated advocacy group, said that it's pulling out of a tea party event this weekend in New Hampshire because Romney has been invited to speak. It also objected to a speech given earlier in the national “Reclaiming America” tour given by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch of Utah. “Mitt Romney and Orrin Hatch have actively and consistently supported expanding the role of government through government-run healthcare, Wall Street bailouts and spending hikes.
NATIONAL
February 15, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Turning more than 1,500 painters, inspectors, tradespeople and maintenance workers at a Tennessee auto plant into union members was supposed to be relatively easy for the United Auto Workers union, experts on organized labor said. The effort would have created the first union at a foreign-owned automaker in the historically anti-union South - and raised the morale of a union that has seen membership plummet from 1.5 million in 1979 to 380,000 last year. But 53% of workers at the 3-year-old Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga rejected a unionization bid, giving pro-union autoworkers from Michigan to Mississippi a reason to squirm and providing what experts said was the latest sign that conservative efforts and the threat of job losses were crippling U.S. labor unions.
NEWS
October 2, 2000 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When mournful black clouds drifted high above the blazing carpet plant, workers feared it would be left to die, just one more name on the honor roll of U.S. factories abandoned in an era of savage global competition. But in this small Southern town, where entire families have toiled in textiles since the Civil War, the 1995 episode had a surprisingly happy ending.
NATIONAL
October 10, 2011 | Alana Semuels
In another public demonstration of concern about the struggling economy, President Obama will meet in Pittsburgh on Tuesday with the business and labor leaders he has chosen to counsel him on job creation. But many of the chief executives have cut American jobs and adopted tactics that weaken organized labor -- even as their businesses post record profits. The executives are members of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which Obama created in January by appointing 26 leaders of companies including American Express, Comcast and Intel.
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April 18, 2003 | Ronald Brownstein, Times Staff Writer
In the small pastor's study of the Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal church, the Rev. Joseph A. Darby has already received visits in the last few months from Sens. John Edwards of North Carolina and John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and the Rev. Al Sharpton. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) has telephoned. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) sent a postcard.
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