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Information on tax money gets folks interested

Posted: 10/15/2008 - One vote, for millions of dollars. Voters in Columbia County will take to the polls in three weeks to decide whether or not to keep a one cent sales tax and to vote yes or no for a Tennis and Aquatics Center.

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South Carolina talking budget cuts

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Possible items on the chopping block are high school sports, conservation efforts, and even crimes investigated by state law enforcement.

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Need help? Call 211

Updated: 10/10/2008 - In these tough economic times, more and more of us are finding that we can't do it on our own. If you need help, you can call 211 to find out where to get it.

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Salvation Army helps with utility bills

Posted: 10/09/2008 - It's getting tougher for some people to pay their bills. Georgia Power says they've had to cut off more electricity because of it, but there's a way to get some help.

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Fed orders emergency rate cut to 1.5 percent

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Federal Reserve has ordered an emergency interest rate cut of a half a percentage point to cope with the worst financial crisis since the 1929 stock market crash.

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South Carolina's big budget surplus all dried up

Posted: 10/08/2008 - South Carolina has about an $7 billion budget. Just about a year ago, Senator Shane Massey says the state had about a billion dollars extra. But that was all spent and the state is facing some big budget cuts.

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Volatile 3rd quarter for stocks ends on up note

Posted: 10/01/2008 - Investors looking at their 401(k) statements for the quarter that ended Tuesday may be tempted to bail out of stocks entirely. But the third quarter actually wasn't that bad.

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Citigroup to buy Wachovia

Posted: 09/30/2008 - It's been one thing after another with the economic crisis. Now Wachovia, one of the country's largest banks has agreed to a 2.1 billion dollar buyout by Citigroup.

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Bailout worries local consumers

Updated: 09/29/2008 - With the federal government trying to come up with a bailout plan, the country's financial mess has some people worried about their own financial future.

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Stocks tumble as bailout plan fails in House

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Wall Street has ended a stunning session with a huge loss, with the Dow Jones industrials plunging more than 660 points after the failure of the financial bailout plan in the House.

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Stimulus checks boost child support

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Deadbeat parents around the country have discovered that their economic stimulus checks from Washington are being intercepted and funneled toward child support agencies.

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Student lenders adopt new code

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Eight student loan companies have agreed to adopt a code of conduct that bans deceptive marketing practices.

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