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Grapevine: South Carolina tourism agency to look at eclipse, sans funny glasses

The state is looking to shed some light on just how much extra business the Aug. 21 eclipse generated for South Carolina.The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism has hired a firm to find out, and the results are expected within a couple weeks, according to agency director Duane Parrish.The survey will find out about travelers’ planning, preferences, length of stay and money spent for the eclipse weekend, he said in PRT's latest newsletter.Initial information indicates the impact...

Uber Is Ditching Diesel in London

Since 2007, 140,000 brick-and-mortar retail jobs have vanished in America. Meanwhile, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics defintions, e-commerce has created just 126,000 over the same perioud. The takeaway, it seems: automation, here in the form… Read moreSince 2007, 140,000 brick-and-mortar retail jobs have vanished in America. Meanwhile, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics defintions, e-commerce has created just 126,000 over the same perioud. The takeaway, it seems:...

Puerto Rico's looming medical crisis is 'about to explode'

(CNN) - Dr. María Rodríguez shakes her head. She's the medical director of Concilio de Salud Integral de Loíza, a community health center in a small town in the northeastern portion of Puerto Rico. Inside the clinic, with her hair pulled back and large glasses framing her eyes, she appears every inch a practical and compassionate health care provider. Yet today, she is struggling. She's been told the center has just six hours worth of diesel. It's been...