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Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College baseball grosses $684 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Louisiana State University baseball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $6.4 million – or $182,464 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida State University ($6 million), Vanderbilt ($5.9 million), UT Austin ($7 million) and University of Mississippi ($5 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

114,405 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from private, nonprofit schools

From Higher Education Tribune

Everest University in Florida, Liberty University in Virginia, and International American University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Campus reported the largest share of borrowers from private, nonprofit institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Is Graham's trial lawyer tax giveaway going to fund GOP defeat?

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-South Carolina) trial lawyer tax giveaway may fund a defeat for the Republican Party, according to at least one letter to the editor writer in the Wall Street Journal.

Pfizer to expand in Sanford for gene-therapy medications

Pfizer Inc. plans to expand in North Carolina's Lee County to manufacture new gene-therapy medications.

Lowcountry resident's apprenticeship startup disrupting the higher education model

Mt. Pleasant resident Isaac Morehouse is disrupting higher education with his Praxis apprenticeship program.

BridgeTower Media acquires South Carolina Business Publications

BridgeTower Media has acquired South Carolina Business Publications, also known as SC Biz News.

Hyrne hired as assistant project manager for McCrory Construction

Jordan Hyrne has been hired as an assistant project manager for McCrory Construction for the company's Columbia location and will start work on an expansion of senior-living community The Crossings at Columbia, based north of the city.

IBM's supercomputer to assist H&R Block with tax returns

IBM's supercomputer Watson will be assisting H&R Block with its customers tax returns this year.

Carver Companies to expand operations in Charleston County

Carver Companies, a group of manufacturing and construction companies, will be expanding its Charleston County operations, expecting to bring $13 million of new capital investment, which will lead to the creation of 22 new jobs.

Is President Trump visiting Boeing's North Charleston plant this Friday?

An advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration has the Lowcountry abuzz over a possible visit from President Donald J. Trump to Boeing's facility in North Charleston, SC this Friday.

SC leaders react to Trump's order to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline

"The choice is simple - build the pipeline, create jobs in the United States, and lessen our dependence on oil from the Middle East." — U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Adger Solar to invest $200 million in two Clarendon County projects

Adger Solar plans to invest $200 million for two solar projects in Clarendon County, creating at least five new jobs.

It's Official: Trump to nominate Gov. Haley as United Nations Ambassador

The early reports were correct: President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.

Thorne Research to build new complex in Summerville

Thorne Research will begin construction on a new manufacturing facility and corporate office complex in Summerville.

Good week for McMaster ... not so much for Graham?

Trump's win likely has South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster smiling, while U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a frequent Trump foe, is probably feeling much differently.

Trump wins the presidency, Scott re-elected, SC road initiatives cruise to victory

Donald Trump defied expectations to defeat Hillary Clinton; U.S. Senator Tim Scott easily won re-election; South Carolina voters approved several local ballot initiatives to fund roads and infrastructure.

ACL Airshop expands and improves international hub stations

ACL Airshop, a leader in services and products dedicated to the worldwide air cargo industry, recently opened four new international hub stations and improved several others.

Ultrafab Inc. to invest in Greenville County

Ultrafab Inc., an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of weather seals, recently expanded its current operations in Greenville County, investing over $2 million in capital improvements.

Reform of Hollings-sponsored Telephone Consumer Protection Act to be considered in U.S. Senate hearing

Reform of an anti-telemarketing law sponsored by former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings (R-SC) and signed into law in 1991 will be discussed during a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday. 

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