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April 30, 2016

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.

Stocks opened lower and fell further throughout the morning, extending a downturn from the...


Local bank marks 10th anniversary

April 30, 2016

A homegrown bank in the Twin Counties has reached a milestone.

Providence Bank celebrated 10 years in business this month. The community bank headquartered in Rocky Mount on Winston Avenue opened its doors in spring 2006.

In addition to Winston Avenue, Providence Bank has a second...


Though it's years away, plan now for retirement

April 29, 2016

With all the attention on saving for retirement, it’s easy to overlook another important activity: creating a plan to pay yourself in retirement. More than ever, pre-retirees — especially those who don’t have a pension — will have to rely on a combination of...


Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.55 billion

April 29, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the “Shrek,” ‘‘Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda” franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of...