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August 20, 2018

A longtime owner of a heating and air conditioning company has expanded his services in the area.

Solomon Maryland has owned Solomon Maryland Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning Service for 17 years in Rocky Mount. He opened a new heating and air conditioning supply store on…


August 20, 2018

Employment activity remains strong, but recruiting qualified workers remains a major challenge.

To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring…


August 19, 2018

NEW YORK — A tight labor market and a shrinking pool of talented workers make “I’m quitting” some of the most dreaded words a small business owner can hear.

Staff turnover is a fact of life, but it’s particularly painful at small companies competing with larger…

SmallBiz Small Talk Employee Turnover

August 18, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb.

Kroger’s pilot program launched Thursday morning…

Kroger Self Driving Grocery Delivery

August 17, 2018

NEW YORK — Walmart raised its financial outlook for the year on Thursday after beating Wall Street's expectations for the quarter and seeing the strongest growth in more than a decade in sales at established stores. Its shares rose more than 9 percent.

The upbeat report indicates that…

Walmart Earns

August 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.

Retail sales rose at a 0.5 percent annual rate in July, after a 0.2 percent increase the previous month, the Commerce…

Retail Sales-1

August 15, 2018

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as banks, retailers, and smaller companies jumped. That helped the market recover most of its losses from the previous two days.

The Turkish lira steadied as officials from Turkey and the U.S. said the countries are in talks to ease diplomatic tensions,…

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

August 15, 2018

A young professional couple is using their expertise in the wine industry to start a business in downtown Rocky Mount.

Ryan Hicks, 35, and Sarah Hicks, 33, will be opening a small high-end wine retail boutique and bar in Station Square called Bin & Barrel Wine Bar and Bottles. The…


August 14, 2018

NEW YORK — Stocks fell further on Wall Street Monday as Turkey’s central bank was unable to stop a steep plunge in that nation’s currency. That’s helping to push the dollar higher, which hurts big U.S. exporters.

Stocks were coming off their worst losses in a month as…

Financial Markets Wall Street

August 13, 2018

Across three generations, one aspect of the business culture at Barnhill Contracting Co. has remain unchanged.

“We fulfill our word,” says Allen Barnhill, senior vice president, who has been with the company for 40 years. “What we say we’re going to do, we do.…

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