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June 11, 2018

Altice USA has named Spencer Walston as regional director of the North Carolina market for Suddenlink products and services, which includes Suddenlink operations in Greenville, Rocky Mount and New Bern.

In this newly created role, Walston will focus on engaging the local market with…

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June 11, 2018

Most companies dedicate substantial time and energy to researching, planning and implementing communication strategies that build stronger relationships with their customers, but the most successful also dedicate an equally significant amount of energy to communicating with their employees.…


June 10, 2018

BOSTON — It’s never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely.

For nine years, the secretive firm — which got its start with U.S. military funding — has unnerved people around the world with…

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June 09, 2018

Many small companies in the United States can expect to pay more for steel and aluminum following the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico, small business advocacy groups say.

Business owners also face the prospect of higher costs if the…

SmallBiz Get Started

June 08, 2018

RALEIGH — Senators in the country’s No. 2 hog-growing state sought Thursday to further shield industrial-scale hog operations from lawsuits by neighbors who have long complained that open-air animal waste pits comparable to city sewage plants frustrate their daily lives.

The state…

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June 07, 2018

WASHINGTON  — Record exports shaved the U.S. trade deficit in April for the second straight month. But so far this year, the deficit is up 11.5 percent from a year ago despite President Donald Trump’s vow to close the gap through new tariffs on imports and renegotiated trade deals.…

Trade Gap

June 06, 2018

RALEIGH — Legislators in the country’s No. 2 hog-growing state on Tuesday stepped up efforts to shield industrial hog operations from neighbors who have complained for decades about the smell, noise and flies generated by housing thousands of animals together.

The state Senate’s…

Hog Smells Lawsuits

June 04, 2018

As the summer months arrive and push temperatures higher, gas prices generally follow suit.

That is no different in North Carolina, which is experiencing the highest prices at the pump in years.

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beckoning of summer, and those who traveled on the road this past…


June 04, 2018

While some banks in North Carolina have struggled to survive, First Carolina Financial Services has continued to thrive since becoming a state-chartered community bank in 2012 in Rocky Mount.

First Carolina Bank recently announced an $11.64 million private placement capital raise. The bank…

June 04, 2018

Whether a business has two employees or 2,000, the need to keep buildings, inventory and information safe is paramount.

According to a recent study by National Cyber Security Alliance, 50 percent of small businesses have experienced a cyber-attack and 60 percent of small and medium sized businesses…

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