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'I can't make up my mind': The tale of the undecided voterupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 11:30:00

A fish salesman. A restaurateur. A cigar aficionado. A retired cop.

Stop stereotyping South Carolinaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 08:15:00

We're in the thick of the South Carolina Republican Primary, and all the ugly old stereotypes are being deployed as shorthand for one very beautiful state.

Avlon: Stop stereotyping South Carolinaupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 08:15:00

On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, John Avlon debunks many of the stereotypes about South Carolina and its voters.

Rescuers find 3 alive in West Virginia caveupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 10:25:00

Three men missing in a 13-mile-long West Virginia cave complex since Sunday were rescued alive and unhurt Monday night, authorities said.

Three rescued from West Virginia caveupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 10:25:00

Three men missing in a West Virginia cave complex since Sunday were found alive and unhurt Monday night.

Charleston's top 5 city toursupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 09:24:00

We went on 19 tours -- that's a lot of Charleston -- and then worked up this list of the five best ways to explore historic downtown.

Your guide to Charleston hotelsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 08:35:00

Charleston boasts many historic homes and luxury high-rises. But with our list of favorite budget finds and splurge hotels, finding a place to stay doesn't have to be complicated.

Note causes two-hour shutdown of military base in South Carolinaupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 22:32:00

An active-duty service member found a note Thursday afternoon at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina that said "I have a hostage," triggering a two-hour shutdown of the base.

Travel for the curious and resourcefulupdated: Tue Apr 12 2011 16:28:00

Whenever I stumble across a new travel columnist, I think one thing: "Who the hell are you?"

No.1 Wozniacki wins Charleston tournamentupdated: Sun Apr 10 2011 17:41:00

Caroline Wozniacki cemented her position as world number one with a straight sets win over unseeded Russian Elena Vesnina in the final of the WTA tournament at Charleston Sunday.

Wozniacki makes winning return to Charlestonupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 09:37:00

World number one Caroline Wozniacki brushed aside thoughts of her injury woe at last year's tournament to reach the third round of the WTA event in Charleston.

Political Circus: From 'Men in Black' star to senator?updated: Mon Mar 14 2011 14:00:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all the time.

Crab meat products recalled after potentially dangerous bacteria foundupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 03:33:00

An Oregon seafood company is recalling packaged crab meat products after testing revealed some products contained bacteria that could cause serious or fatal infections.

Charleston iReporter's Romanian adventureupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 11:33:00

Natalie Montanaro, 52, a research assistant from the College of Charleston, South Carolina, volunteered for the U.S. Peace Corps and moved to Romania in May 2009.

SI.com: Bill Trocchi: Arkansas-Pine Bluff's eternal road trip, Charleston's stunner and moreupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 18:15:00

The Golden Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff have been eating postgame meals on buses after every game this season. On Monday night, the food tasted a lot better, according to coach George Ivory.

FSB: Selling jewelry in chic Charlestonupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 12:38:00

Entrepreneurial spirit and parental advice don't always jibe, but sometimes mother does know best. It was Heather Key Tiller's mom, Susan Foxworth, who in 2001 noticed the FOR RENT sign on an empty store at 47 John St. as the two left a nearby French restaurant. At the time, Tiller worked as an office manager at a local jewelry store while also designing her own pieces at home and selling them on a wobbly card table at the Saturday farmers' market in downtown Charleston.

Digital-music buyer, don't be a foolupdated: Thu Jan 29 2009 09:05:00

Back in my day (a day not long ago, as it turns out), you could go down to the local record shop and plunk down your paper-route money for little disks of plastic that were embedded with the latest sounds of your favorite musical performers.

Spectacular Christmas destinationsupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 10:18:00

'Tis the season to plan your holiday vacation or start thinking about next year's festive getaway.

Time.com: Storm Off Southeast Coast Heads for North Carolinaupdated: Thu Sep 25 2008 17:55:00

Strong winds kicked up rough surf Thursday as an intense low-pressure system chugged toward the Southeast coast with wind gusts of up to 40 mph, knocking out power to thousands of homes in Virginia

People.com: Jennifer Garner Heads Home to West Virginiaupdated: Sun Sep 21 2008 22:31:00

The Alias star helps out the local library and college

Time.com: 1 Dead, 1 Injured in Chemical Blast updated: Fri Aug 29 2008 11:00:00

A chemical plant explosion rocked an area west of Charleston, hurling a fireball hundreds of feet into the air, killing one worker and injuring a secondv

Time.com: Meals on Wheels Feeling Cost Pinchupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 10:00:00

Economic costs are squeezing the estimated 20,000 senior nutrition programs across the country that serve millions of elderly and frail Americans

Sharapova slams WTA over photo shoot threatupdated: Sat May 03 2008 09:17:00

World No. 3 Maria Sharapova has blasted the ruling body of women's tennis over its demands for top players ahead of this month's Italian Open in Rome.

How to find the best all-inclusive resortsupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 11:27:00

My first experience with an all-inclusive resort was a decade ago during a freezing February in New York City. I was easy prey for this promise: a startlingly low price for a trip to Cancún, which included airfare, four nights in a double room and meals at any of three "exciting, international" restaurants.

South welcomes first Democratic contestupdated: Sat Jan 26 2008 17:25:00

The Democratic presidential hopefuls face their first contest in the South on Saturday.

Jumbled GOP race heads southupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 15:28:00

CNN's John King reports on the Republican front-runners' different campaign tactics in conservative South Carolina.

GOP battle brewing in coveted South Carolinaupdated: Fri Jan 18 2008 15:28:00

The GOP presidential hopefuls have their eyes set on South Carolina, which hosts the South's first party nominee contest Saturday.

People.com: Jennifer Garner Receives State Honor at Homeupdated: Tue Jan 01 2008 13:23:00

Jennifer Garner may be the toast of Broadway for her Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, and she may be the national critics' darling for her role as the wannabe mom in the new movie Juno, but to the folks at home, she's no slouch, either.

Hot spots for a new yearupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 12:37:00

Get that confetti ready, pop the cork, and pucker up to blow your own horn, because it's time once again to plan your New Year's bash. The possibilities are endless in the South, from watching fireworks to taking a cruise to hibernating in a fine hotel. Here are some excellent Southern selections for saluting the year's last day and the beginning of the next 365.

The results are in!updated: Thu Oct 11 2007 09:21:00

Travel and Leisure's "America's Favorite Cities"' survey lists the best places to shop and dine.

America's Favorite Cities survey: The results are inupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 09:21:00

Say you're in the mood to indulge in a shoe-shopping spree -- does a certain city pop to mind? How about an urban destination for a romantic weekend? Where in the U.S. can you find the most compelling museums or thrilling club scene? Is the city with the most attractive citizens also the one with the best opportunities for people-watching?

Mom of torture victim speaksupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 20:34:00

The mother of a 20-year-old West Virginia woman, who police say was tortured and sexually assaulted, speaks out.

Money Magazine: Saving in the fast lane of high yieldsupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 22:57:00

Question: People are often advised to keep emergency funds in a secure investment vehicle that's highly liquid, like Treasury bills or a money-market fund. But wouldn't it make more sense to invest emergency funds in a higher yielding asset class, use a home equity line of credit for financial emergencies and then sell off some of the higher yielding assets in the emergency fund to repay the line of credit? - Dale, Charleston West Virginia

Time.com: 6 Charged in Weeklong Torture, Rapeupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 10:00:00

Six people, all white, including a mother and son and a mother and daughter, have been arrested in connection with the alleged abduction of the 23-year-old black woman

Exploring Charleston's coastal villagesupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 02:04:00

Beyond the steeples of Charleston, South Carolina, the silvery span of a new bridge leads to Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, and Isle of Palms. You'll find the same hospitality here as in neighboring Charleston but with a breezier style.

2 face explosives charges in traffic stop, but feds dispute bomb foundupdated: Sun Aug 05 2007 22:44:00

Two men faced state explosives charges Sunday after police outside Charleston, South Carolina, found what a law enforcement source said was a bomb and bomb-making material in their car during a weekend traffic stop.

Officials confirm Charleston fire began in loading dockupdated: Sat Jun 23 2007 11:41:00

The massive furniture store fire that killed nine Charleston, South Carolina, firefighters began in the loading dock area, federal officials confirmed Saturday.

Your e-mails: Remembering the Charleston firefightersupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 10:19:00

Thousands of mourners gathered Friday in North Charleston, South Carolina, to honor the nine firefighters who died in a furniture store blaze on June 18. This was the biggest single loss of firefighters since September 11, 2001.

Your e-mails: Tributes to fallen firefightersupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 09:43:00

The city of Charleston, South Carolina, is mourning the loss of nine firefighters killed inside a burning furniture store in the nation's worst single loss of firefighters since September 11, 2001.

Nine 'courageous firefighters' die in warehouse blazeupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 08:50:00

An inferno raced through a Charleston, South Carolina, furniture warehouse, collapsing its roof and killing nine firefighters in a tragedy that the city's mayor described Tuesday as "difficult to fathom."

CNNMoney: Gas prices hit record highupdated: Sun May 06 2007 15:10:00

The price of gasoline has hit a new record high, averaging $3.07 for a gallon of self-serve regular in the United States, a survey reported Sunday.

SI.com: Fit or unfit?updated: Wed Apr 18 2007 10:34:00

You say "Serena Williams has reclaimed the mythical title as best pound-for-pound player in women's tennis (insert joke here) right now." I get so tired of the tennis media (white guys) making these pejorative and or sexist statements about female tennis athletes. When will you guys get it? Tennis is a real sport, although it is a "niche" sport (as you call it).

FSB: How can I sell my business?updated: Tue Mar 13 2007 15:36:00

Dear FSB: I've been in the hospitality trade (two inns, one restaurant) for 38 years, and I think I'm ready to sell my company and retire. I've had a couple of nibbles, but the offers seem low. Could I get a better price by going through a business broker? - Name withheld by request, Pleasanton, Calif.

Train derailment prompts mass evacuations updated: Tue Feb 06 2007 09:14:00

The clean up process has begun after a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed in Handley, West Virginia, early Tuesday. Just before noon, officials received the "all clear" to turn the derailed tankers upright and begin removing the chemicals.

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 15:19:00

Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn says she struggled through decades of abuse and hopes her story will inspire other women.

Money Magazine: More Cruise, Less Moneyupdated: Sun Oct 01 2006 00:01:00

EVERY FALL, cruise lines move their ships to warmer waters for the winter--and you can go along for the ride. These one-way repositioning, or "repo," cruises have unusual itineraries and more time ...

CNNMoney: Gas prices up to record highupdated: Sun Jul 23 2006 14:45:00

Gas prices rose nearly two cents over the past two weeks, to a record high of $3.02 per gallon of self-serve regular, a national survey reported Sunday.

Holders Russia face a stern testupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 05:07:00

Russia could not have a harder start to the defense of their Fed Cup title than this weekend's tie in Liege against a Belgian team featuring Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne.

Henin-Hardenne in shock WTA defeatupdated: Sat Apr 15 2006 15:11:00

Justine Henin-Hardenne lost for the first time at the Family Circle Cup, beaten 2-6 6-3 6-2 by Swiss star Patty Schnyder in the semifinals in Charleston on Saturday.

Williams pair both miss tournamentupdated: Fri Apr 07 2006 13:24:00

Venus and Serena Williams have both pulled out of next week's WTA tournament in Charleston citing fitness problems.

CNNMoney: Gas prices up even as crude fallsupdated: Mon Mar 13 2006 08:02:00

Prices jumped nearly 11 cents over the past two weeks to $2.35 for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline, even though the price of crude dropped, a national survey said Sunday.

Mine deaths spur call for 'stand-down'updated: Thu Feb 02 2006 09:02:00

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin has called on all mines in his state to halt operations until thorough safety checks are made, following the deaths of two miners on Wednesday.

Haunted Charleston walking tourupdated: Fri Oct 28 2005 10:31:00

My husband loves a good scary story, so we decided to take a ghost tour in Charleston, South Carolina -- home to legions of haints, spirits, specters and a banshee or two.

Money Magazine: Where Is Everybody?updated: Sat Oct 01 2005 00:01:00

If you go skiing in Vail this winter, you'll find more than 100 trails of deep white powder and cozy mountainside lodges. If you go skiing in Big Sky, Mont., you'll also find more than 100 trails o...

Right city, wrong stateupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 19:54:00

Add geography to the growing list of FEMA fumbles.

Getaways: Charleston's charmsupdated: Wed Jul 27 2005 09:24:00

The sights, sounds and smells of this vibrant harbor city greet you around every corner as you discover a rich history paired with the best of the South today. With a wonderful mix of attractions for almost every interest and budget, we know you'll love our insider tips for a great stay in Charleston.

FSB: Secrets of Sin Cityupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

On its surface Las Vegas seems to offer a lot of variety. Within a few blocks you can be in New York City, Paris, Cairo, or Venice. Yet most of the big hotels are owned by a decreasing number of co...

Money Magazine: Why Would Anyone Own Florida Real Estate?updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

Hurricane Charley did a prime number on Florida's Sanibel Island, toppling phone poles, ripping roofs off beachfront homes and uprooting stately palms and Australian pines that canopied the resort'...

Lawyer: Enemy combatant to leave Tuesdayupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 15:33:00

The U.S.-born, Saudi detainee at the center of a landmark terrorism case is expecting to leave the United States aboard a military plane for Saudi Arabia sometime Tuesday, according to his lawyer.

Enemy combatant's attorney wants day in courtupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 20:36:00

Attorneys for a Qatari man being held in the United States by the military as an "enemy combatant" filed a new appeal Thursday, demanding a federal court hear his claims of unlawful detention.

Independence Day events both solemn and celebratoryupdated: Mon Jul 05 2004 03:56:00

Americans marked the 228th birthday of the United States with the customary backyard barbecues, picnics, parades and fireworks, but one event was a reminder that freedom often comes at a price.

Lawyers plan defense strategy for terror suspectsupdated: Fri Jul 02 2004 10:18:00

Lawyers for two Americans being held by the United States as terror suspects sounded an upbeat tone following meetings this week with their clients.

Fortune: Insider's City Guideupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 00:01:00

You're traveling on business this summer and find yourself with a few hours to kill. No client to satisfy. No kids to entertain. Just you--itching to fill your belly, slake your thirst, and relax i...

CNNMoney: Your Home: Bracing for higher ratesupdated: Thu Jun 24 2004 11:52:00

For now, mortgage rates are still near historically low levels. But more and more, economists are beginning to worry about a resurgence in inflation and thus rates. That, of course, would remove one of the key underpinnings of the recent boom in real estate.

Henin-Hardenne misses German eventupdated: Thu Apr 22 2004 10:24:00

Women's world No. 1 one tennis player Justine Henin-Hardenne will miss next month's German Open because of a viral infection, organizers said on Thursday.

Henin-Hardenne out for two weeksupdated: Mon Apr 19 2004 08:29:00

World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne is suffering from a virus and will be out of action for the next two weeks.

Henin-Hardenne quits in Charlestonupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 03:19:00

World number one Justine Henin-Hardenne has pulled out of this week's WTA Family Circle Cup because of hypoglycemia, a condition caused by low blood sugar levels.

Voters in Charleston precinct back different candidatesupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 17:39:00

Voters in Charleston's diverse, polling precinct 11A went to choose their candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday.

Express Line dispatch: Gearing up for Tuesday's contestsupdated: Mon Feb 02 2004 16:11:00

From CNN.com's Malrey Head:

Fortune: Protecting America's Ports The government is trying, critics say it's not doing enough, and importing already takes longer and cupdated: Mon Nov 10 2003 00:01:00

A bit over a year ago, all the ports on the West Coast were shut for 11 days in a contract dispute with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. That cut the flow of more than 60% of U.S. i...

Money Magazine: Five romantic getaways in the Southupdated: Tue Feb 11 2003 00:27:00

Songs of cheatin' hearts, D-I-V-O-R-C-E and looking for love in all the wrong places -- for my money, there are few things more romantic than a dark, boozy Nashville music hall. And I say this as a man who owns not a single CD by Garth Brooks or any of the other radio-ready, big-name country acts.

Money Magazine: Romantic Weekendsupdated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

Ah, romance. It means different things to different people. Some go for the traditional accoutrements: candlelit dinners, roaring fires, cozy inns and the like. For others, any time spent together ...

Money Magazine: Getting the most for your cruise dollarsupdated: Wed Sep 25 2002 11:06:00

Sure, browse the brochures for a glossy glimpse of paradise -- just ignore the prices. As with hotels, there's no reason to pay list. Here's how to get the most for your cruise dollars.

Fortune: Keep The Wineupdated: Mon Feb 18 2002 00:01:00

During a recent visit to Charleston, S.C., we were amazed to discover one of the broadest wine selections we've seen--in, of all places, a Piggly Wiggly. Can it be? Dom Perignon and Opus One in ais...

Fortune: Pssst. These Places May Well Be The Next Hot Spots Your dream retirement home could turn out to be your best investment.updated: Mon Aug 13 2001 00:01:00

Okay, you missed out on the 38-acre ranch in Jackson Hole--the one with the horses, the six bedrooms, and the fish-jammed pond. You know, the one that's now worth $7 million and change. Relax. Ther...

Fortune: Playing The New Tax Laws Uncle Sam is now letting you put away more and pay less. Here's how.updated: Mon Aug 13 2001 00:01:00

You're doing all you can to save for retirement--and the government keeps nibbling away at it. The much ballyhooed new tax laws ease some of that frustration by allowing would-be retirees to stash ...

Money Magazine: Best Places To Retire These six cities have it all: vitality, great quality of life, affordable housing and plenty to see and doupdated: Sun Jul 01 2001 00:01:00

In Oxford, Miss., the spirit of William Faulkner fills the air. In Eugene, Ore., retirees are on a first-name basis with nature. In Tucson, you can enjoy the calming still of the desert without for...

Fortune: Slow Weekend No. 1 Wentworth Mansionupdated: Mon Jun 11 2001 00:01:00

New money. In certain circles, no two words--except perhaps "Anna Nicole"--induce such horror and contempt.

FSB: Southern Charmsupdated: Fri Dec 01 2000 00:01:00

The biggest dilemma you'll face as a visitor to Charleston is where to begin. The jewel of South Carolina's low country is crisscrossed with historic streets. Find King Street, and you've discovere...

Fortune: Country Life: What $1 Million Buys In...updated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

Virginia Hunt Country

Fortune: Touring The Future Of Medicine LIFE AFTER AGINGupdated: Mon Jun 22 1998 00:01:00

The Riviera Theatre in Charleston, S.C., is an unlikely place to find the future of medicine. But that's where we found it in mid-May, at TEDMed2, an offshoot of Richard Saul Wurman's regular TED (...

Fortune: GOODBYE HUB AND SPOKE? The system still works in the Pacific, but in the U.S., everyone who uses it loses money.updated: Mon Dec 13 1993 00:01:00

THE WORLD'S AIRLINE industry seems on the brink of a historic shift. For years the only formula for profits was the hub and spoke system. By pulling in passengers from smaller cities, like Jacksonv...

Money Magazine: Life insurance discounts; advice for new-home buyers; checking on your water; three helpful how-to videos WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE updated: Thu Jul 01 1993 00:01:00

Newspapers have been dripping with stories lately about unhealthy tap water: First, in April thousands of Milwaukee residents learned their water supply was contaminated with animal waste. Then in ...

Fortune: TED TURNER IV SETS OWN COURSEupdated: Mon Jan 13 1992 00:01:00

Sounds like media mogul Ted Turner, 53, isn't the easiest of dads. His son Robert Edward ''Teddy'' Turner IV, 28, the second of Turner's five children from two marriages, says he's not asking for f...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Nov 04 1991 00:01:00

ROBERT FISCHER, 31, a former manager laid off by Cleveland's Ameritrust bank in 1990, on how he came to pick MBA Pool Service as the name for a pool- cleaning business he started in Palm Coast, Flo...

Money Magazine: DISASTER LESSONS updated: Tue May 01 1990 00:01:00

Like the families in your February special report on disasters, I had no idea that a home has such emotional value until we experienced the trauma of losing ours in a fire. Literally overnight, all...

Money Magazine: Your house Cashing In on Your Big Blue Chip WHILE THE BEST WAY TO DRAW MONEY FROM YOUR HOME IS STILL THE updated: Wed Nov 08 1989 00:01:00

Le Corbusier, France's foremost 20th-century architect, called a house ''a machine for living.'' For someone who bought one a decade or more ago, when inflation was bumping up prices at annual rate...

Money Magazine: HOW MUCH CAN I GET FOR MY DRIFTWOOD FURNITURE?updated: Fri Sep 01 1989 00:01:00

Q. About 35 years ago, my wife and I bought a remarkable coffee table and lamp made of many pieces of driftwood. The set was assembled by hand, so I can safely state that it is one of a kind. Could...

Money Magazine: How to Prosper in a Recession Local slumps did not faze these intrepid entrepreneurs. Each overcame adversity to turn a profit aupdated: Tue Mar 01 1988 00:01:00

You've no doubt heard various experts blabbering about when the next U.S. recession will strike. Ignore them. In reality, slumps are more local than national. According to pollster Albert Sindlinge...

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