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January 09, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer borrowing jumped 8.8 percent in November, the most in more than two years, a sign of growing confidence in the economy.

The Federal Reserve said Monday that Americans added nearly $28 billion in credit card, student, auto and other debt in November. That brought…


January 08, 2018

Greater Joy Church will again hold a business expo to showcase black-owned firms in the Twin Counties and the surrounding counties as part of its traditional celebration to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Last year, the local church provided about 80 businesses a venue to…

January 08, 2018

Another Piggly Wiggly will soon be available for residents to shop for groceries.

A new Nashville Piggly Wiggly will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday at 731 E. Washington St. Allen Jackson, a partner in the company, said the store will be giving away free goodie bags to the first 200 customers who…


January 08, 2018

NEW YORK — Small business owners have entered 2018 with many questions about how big their tax bills will be, but they’re also optimistic about profiting from a strong economy.

And aside from financial matters, owners with employees must stay mindful about one of the troubling issues of…

SmallBiz-Small Talk-2018 Outlook-1

January 08, 2018

The majority of the changes in the tax bill recently signed into law ef­fect 2018 and for­ward. Below are just a few of the changes made some pos­i­tive and some not so much.

Below are just a few of the changes made — some positive and some not so much.

Standard Deduction…


January 07, 2018

NEW YORK — Sometimes, everyone's a winner. Last year was one of those times for mutual-fund investors.

Nearly every fund made money during 2017, which ended up being one of the most enjoyable years in history for investors as improvements in corporate profits and economies around the world…

Of Mutual Interest-Fund Year in Review

January 06, 2018

WASHINGTON  — U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in December, a modest gain but still enough to suggest that the economy entered the new year with solid momentum.

The unemployment rate remained 4.1 percent for a third straight month, the lowest level since 2000. For all of 2017, employers…

Economy-Jobs Reports

January 05, 2018

Small business owners in the Twin Counties still affected by the devastation of Hurricane Matthew are urged to come to an upcoming event for a chance to receive funding to help in their recovery.

The NC Community Development Initiative is working with other local and state agencies to host an…

January 05, 2018

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average burst through the 25,000 point mark Thursday, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000.

The Dow passed five 1,000-point barriers in 2017 on its way to a 25 percent gain for the year, as an eight-year rally since the Great Recession…

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January 04, 2018

The first tenant in the Rocky Mount Mills will hold an upcoming special event.

In honor of its two years on the Mills campus, Koi Pond Brewing Co. will host a second year anniversary celebration event on Saturday at its craft brewery at 1107 Falls Road. Rocky Mount native Eric Ghiloni, founder…

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