Duke Energy's two electric utilities in South Carolina want to charge their customers a combined $225 million more per year to cover the cost of infrastructure improvements, new power plants, the environmental cleanup of coal ash and a nuclear project that never got off the ground. 

BMW has stopped exporting South Carolina-made X3 SUVs to China and might build more cars in that country amid a trade war that's expected to cost the German automaker roughly $350 million this year.