FLORENCE, S.C. – Janil Seegars gave birth to her son Elijah almost two years ago.

During that time, she and her husband Kadarius were graduating from Francis Marion University and as new parents, they were searching for the next step toward their future as a family.

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Pharmaceutical manufacturer Roche Carolina Inc. on Thursday announced a restructuring that could result in the loss of 270 jobs at its Florence facility as the Switzerland-based concern seeks a buyer for the plant.

BRUSSELS — The European Commission slapped fines totaling 116 million euros ($132 million) on eight companies Wednesday for colluding on deals to supply optical disc drives to computer companies Dell and Hewlett Packard.

WASHINGTON — The State Department was among the worst agencies in the federal government at protecting its computer networks while Hillary Rodham Clinton was secretary from 2009 to 2013, a situation that continued to deteriorate as John Kerry took office and Russian hackers breached the department's email system, according to independent audits and interviews.

FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen's flagship brand plans to change its diesel technology in Europe and North America as well as develop new hybrid and electric vehicles in response to its emissions scandal.

BERLIN — Germany's biggest-selling daily is giving online readers who use ad-blocking software a choice: turn it off, or you can't read any content unless you pay a subscription.

BOSTON — With younger generations using cellphones less for actual conversation and more for text messaging, suicide prevention organizations are setting up ways that let distraught youths seek help that way.

NEW YORK — Apple is adding Retina displays to its iMacs, which will enhance the text and the image quality of photos and videos.

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is embracing Jack Dorsey as its CEO in hopes that its once-spurned co-founder can hatch a plan to expand the short messaging service's audience and end nearly a decade of financial losses.

NEW YORK — A series of promotional tweets for the latest "Call of Duty" video game came under some criticism because they described a terrorist attack with no immediate disclaimers stating that they were fictional.

MINEOLA, N.Y. — For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask holding up one gas station or convenience store after another.

BANGKOK — Protesters have blocked access to several Thai government websites over a plan to route all Internet traffic though a single gateway, which would make it easier for the military junta to monitor and censor communications.

NEW YORK — Apple says it sold 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones in the three days since its iPhone launch, topping last year's early sales mark.

SAN FRANCISCO — Nasdaq has long been known as the "tech-heavy" stock exchange, where some of Silicon Valley's best-known companies have gone to sell shares. Now, as it faces stiff competition from rival exchanges to lure the next hot IPO, it's reaching out to business startups before they go public.

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