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August 18, 2017

The Gold Rock Inn on Interstate 95 will be demolished at the end of the year to make way for a large, upscale truck stop just in time for the arrival of CSX's major train-to-truck terminal.

That's the word coming out of a meeting this week between state and local officials to discuss the fate of…


Stocks tumble to worst loss in three months

August 18, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day.

It was the second-worst day for stocks this year, which has seen…


Home construction slumps in July

August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — Homebuilders pulled back sharply on construction of apartment complexes in July, causing housing starts to tumble to a three-month low.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts fell 4.8 percent in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million.…


Retailers stumble but stocks little changed overall

August 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished Tuesday close to where they started as technology companies and household goods makers rose. But weak reports from sporting goods and auto parts retailers left a lot of smaller companies with steep losses.

Dick’s Sporting Goods and Advance…