Greenville automative coating co. to expand, create new jobs
GREENVILLE The Crown Group, a provider of coating services to the automotive, heavy truck and agriculture industries, said Wednesday it opened a new plant in Greenville County in June – a $5.4 million investment expected to create 42 new jobs over the next five years. This is the company’s first plant in South Carolina and seventh nationally. Visit www.thecrowngrp.com/about/careers for jobs.
Tested in Columbia, new McDonald’s Dollar Menu to be launched nationally
NEW YORK McDonald’s Corp. says a revamped version of its Dollar Menu that includes items priced at $5 and is being tested in Columbia could be launched nationally this year. The world’s biggest hamburger chain says it has been testing versions of its famous value menu that’s called “Dollar Menu & More” in five markets nationally. No official changes have yet been made to its current Dollar Menu. The change would come after McDonald’s unsuccessful attempt last year to get customers to switch from the Dollar Menu to a pricier “Extra Value Menu,” which features items costing closer to $2.
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College football gives ABC best week in TV ratings since June
NEW YORK ABC’s best week in the television ratings since mid-June has much to do with the start of college football season, particularly the Georgia-Clemson game, seen by an average of 8.1 million people. The Nielsen company said ABC finished second behind CBS in the weekly ratings last week. The most female-friendly broadcast network said the game had the biggest audience of any opening-week game in ABC’s Saturday night college football series since 2006.
Samsung unveils digital wristwatch ahead of Apple’s smartwatch
BERLIN Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch weeks ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year’s must-have holiday gift. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear on Wednesday. Samsung says the Gear can act as an extension to a smartphone by alerting users to incoming messages and calls on its display screen, which measures 1.63 inches diagonally. Users can even make calls, secret agent-style without getting out their phone. The $299 and up Android-powered device ships Sept. 25.
The Associated Press contributed.