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April 23, 2018 - 1 minute ago

Stephen Stansbury, an independent home improvement contractor by day, was more than aware of the food delivery options in Rocky Mount.

More aptly, he was well aware of the pizza options — Pizza Hut, Dominos, Papa John’s. He didn’t notice much else, so he and wife, Heather, saw a…


Slumping tech companies drag market down

April 21, 2018

A steep slide in technology companies weighed on U.S. stocks Friday, pulling the market lower for the second day in a row.

Losses among retailers, packaged food and beverage makers and other consumer goods companies also helped weigh down the market. Banks rose as bond yields continued to climb,…


Stocks post first loss of week as tech companies drop

April 20, 2018

Losses among technology and consumer products companies weighed on U.S. stocks Thursday, snapping a three-day winning streak for the market.

Banks bucked the trend, rising along with bond yields. Energy companies also eked out a slight gain, despite a late-afternoon downturn in oil prices. The…


Manufacturers seek relief from steel, aluminum tariffs

April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy.

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief.

Hundreds of companies are asking the Commerce…