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July 19, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. — CSX Corp. delivered a 15 percent improvement in second-quarter profit as the railroad continues to restructure under its new CEO.

The Jacksonville, Florida-based company said Tuesday it earned $510 million net income, or 55 cents per share. That's up from $445 million, or 47…


Weed killer turns neighbor against neighbor in farm country

July 18, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A longtime Arkansas soybean farmer, Mike Wallace thought of his neighbors as a community and always was willing to lend a hand if they faced any hardships with their crops.

“Mike would do anything for any farmer,” his wife, Karen, said. “If there was a…


Financial advisors attend Million Dollar Round Table meeting

July 18, 2017

Roger G. Taylor, Sarah Dixon and Shanna Strickland of Rocky Mount were among the leading financial representatives who further improved their professional skills by attending the 2017 Million Dollar Round Table Annual Meeting.

Taylor, a 39-year MDRT member, 21-year Court of the Table and five-year…


Pro sports spur economic debate in host cities

July 17, 2017

Anyone visiting my home office immediately knows something obvious about me. The multitude of red baseball hats shows I’m a big Cincinnati Reds fan.

Born in that city along the Ohio River, I followed “Big Klu” (Ted Kluszewski) in the 1950s, Frank Robinson in the 1960s and then I…