America’s predictable pension crisis

Some American disasters come as bolts from the blue — the stock market crash of October 1929, Pearl Harbor, the designated hitter, 9/11. Others are predictable because they arise from arithmetic that is neither hidden nor arcane. Now comes the tsunami of pension problems that will wash over many cities and states.

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Solar Facilities are increasing in South Carolina

A 6.8 megawatt solar facility with 31,000 solar panels is producing electricity in Saluda. The Solar power industry is lobbying the South Carolina legislature to order state counties to give it tax breaks. The tax breaks, the industry says, are necessary to attract solar investment to the state.
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Solar Facilities are increasing in South Carolina 1:15

Solar Facilities are increasing in South Carolina

Man found dead in Lexington County home 1:05

Man found dead in Lexington County home

SC State Fair's Gary Goodman talks about 'Meet your momma at the Rocket' 1:28

SC State Fair's Gary Goodman talks about 'Meet your momma at the Rocket'

Deshaun Watson speaks after accepting the Davey O'Brien Award for best QB in the country 1:04

Deshaun Watson speaks after accepting the Davey O'Brien Award for best QB in the country

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