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February 20, 2018

LONDON — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken.

The company apologized to customers, blaming “teething problems” with its new delivery partner, DHL.

KFC first…

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February 19, 2018

Enfield Mayor Wayne Anderson and Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation, a 501c3 nonprofit group, recently welcomed a new business to Enfield.

Super Fresh Dry Cleaners, owned by Jacob and Herbert Richardson, were met by Anderson and Downtown Enfield Restoration and Preservation…

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February 19, 2018

U.S. Cellular continued to invest in the wireless experience for its customers throughout 2017 with network and store upgrades and community donations.

In North Carolina, the investment totaled more than $5.9 million, with $4.7 million going toward enhancements to U.S. Cellular’s award-…

February 19, 2018

Tractor Supply Co. stores in North Carolina will collect donations this month during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in their community.

Coinciding with National FFA Week, Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more at checkout Feb. 16-25 while shopping in-store, online at…

February 18, 2018

NEW YORK — It happens in so many workplaces — two colleagues begin a romantic relationship. But a heightened awareness about sexual harassment means small business owners can get more anxious when employees start dating.

Many owners have consulted with employment attorneys or human…

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February 17, 2018

A longtime family-owned restaurant company in Rocky Mount is doing something that it hasn’t done before.

Boddie-Noell Enterprises is set to open a new Hardee’s restaurant at 5 a.m. Monday at 4891 Sunset Ave. across from Sheetz near Old Carriage Road and down the street from Nash…

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February 16, 2018

NEW YORK — Technology companies climbed Thursday as stocks rose for the fifth day in a row. They have now recovered about half their losses during the market’s dramatic plunge earlier this month.

Tech bellwether Cisco Systems jumped after it posted strong quarterly results and announced…

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February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON — Americans pulled back on buying cars, furniture and other goods in January, pushing retail sales down by 0.3 percent, the biggest decline in 11 months.

The January decline, following no change in December, was the largest setback since a 0.5 percent fall in February of last year,…

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February 14, 2018

Amazon is bringing its speedy delivery to Whole Foods — and Margot Good might never visit the organic grocery chain again.

“I can stay in my pajamas at home and have them deliver me my groceries,” she said Thursday after learning about the new service outside a Cincinnati location.…

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February 13, 2018

NEW YORK — Stocks powered higher Monday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average up 410 points, as the market clawed back more of its massive losses from the previous two weeks.

Apple jumped 4 percent and led a rally in technology companies, while industrial companies, banks, and consumer-…

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