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FILE - In this July 23, 2015, file photo, a man walks past the Comcast Building in New York. Comcast says Dave Watson will become CEO of its cable unit in April 2017 to replace Neil Smit, who is leaving the role. Watson, who has worked at Comcast for more than 25 years, has been chief operating officer of Comcast’s cable unit since 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
March 20, 2017 - 9:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast's cable unit is switching up its leadership ranks, with longtime executive Dave Watson taking over for Neil Smit as CEO. Smit will become vice chairman of Comcast Corp. at the start of next month. Comcast said Monday that he will work with Watson on the transition for a few...
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March 20, 2017 - 9:58 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Ports Authority is reporting its fourth straight month of record growth, in part because of larger cargo ships arriving in Savannah via the expanded Panama Canal. Griff Lynch, the authority's executive director, said Monday the Savannah and Brunswick seaports...
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March 20, 2017 - 7:19 am
LONDON (AP) — Sotheby's is displaying the startling "pink star" diamond in London before it's auctioned in Hong Kong next month. The company says the gem should fetch more than $60 million when put on the block April 4, which would represent a record for a pink diamond sold at auction. It said...
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March 20, 2017 - 7:18 am
A new international report from economists ranks world countries on happiness. The rankings are based on income and life expectancy figures, along with how people rate social support, personal freedom, corruption and generosity. Together it is used to generate a happiness score from 1 to 10. The...
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March 20, 2017 - 6:48 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian and Palestinian leaders are holding talks in Cairo in what Egyptian media reports are branding a "reconciliation" meeting. Relations between Egypt and President Mahmoud Abbas' administration have been tense over a range of issues, including Cairo's contacts with factions in...
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March 20, 2017 - 12:00 am
CROP DAMAGE-FREEZE Deep South freeze means fewer blueberries and peaches COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Last week's deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture said 85 percent of the state's...
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March 20, 2017 - 12:00 am
DOT KICKBACKS 3 SCDOT workers plead guilty in kickback schemes COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three South Carolina Department of Transportation employees have pleaded guilty in kickback schemes at the agency's Richland County office. The state attorney general's office said in a news release that Allen Ray...
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March 20, 2017 - 12:00 am
POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA Prosecutor: No charges to be filed in fatal police shooting DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against three police officers involved in a fatal shooting in 2016. News outlets report District Attorney Roger Echols in Durham...
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March 19, 2017 - 12:38 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The new Greenville County sheriff says he'll start a citizen advisory board what he hopes will help create a more transparent department. The Greenville News reports ( http://grnol.co/2naBuQ0 ) that Sheriff Will Lewis says the board is designed to serve as a liaison between...
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March 19, 2017 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Meetup.com is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. The networking site is partnering with a left-leaning labor group and a former Hillary Clinton aide to roll out a platform for organizing people who oppose President Donald Trump. It's a risky move for the company, whose...
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