The Agenda: Scott on the fence over Labor nominee; Trouble for S.C. nuke project?

Toshiba reporting $6B+ losses in nuclear business


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Could Yale University's decision to change the name of Calhoun College pressure schools like Clemson to rename its own Tillman Hall, named for militant white supremacist 'Pitchfork' Ben Tillman? Source: Greenville News

Charleston Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait said the "soft bigotry of racism" allowed the district to allow two sets of standards to develop between schools like Lincoln Middle-High and Wando High School and "letting those kids down." Source: P&C

A state House panel is expected to take up a bill that proposes allowing gun permit holders from other states be allowed to legally carry in S.C. Source: P&C

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott remains uncommitted on whether he supports Labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, the Carl's Jr. CEO who is under fire for his apparent attitude toward workers and over a 30-year old episode of Oprah Winfrey's talkshow on which his ex-wife discussed domestic violence. She has since recanted the statements she made. A Scott spokesman says the senator's neutral stance as of now is "no real story." Source: AP, St. Louis Today, WaPo

43,000: The number of applicants for some 2,000 jobs available at Volvo Cars' new Berkeley County facility. Source: CRBR

After reporting massive losses, there's some concern over whether Toshiba Corp. company Westinghouse Electric will be able to complete the $14 billion expansion of a Midlands S.C. nuclear power plant, one of the only active nuclear projects in the U.S. Source: P&C


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