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January 16, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper will return to Nash County to speak at next month’s Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. 

The Chamber along with presenting sponsor Rocky Mount Mills and host sponsor Nash Community College will hold its 113th annual meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 2.…


Many companies don't keep enough cash on hand

January 16, 2017

NEW YORK — When Rafael Romis started his website design company five years ago, he kept enough cash on hand to last about two weeks. That worked well until the company’s income taxes had to be paid.

“Even if you have a good amount in the bank, it’s not really your money till…


More pay, greater confidence lifts retail sales in December

January 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay.

Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent, following a small 0.2 percent gain in November, the Commerce Department…


Big business of footwear on display at outdoor retail expo

January 14, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY — Footwear’s position as the second largest segment in lucrative outdoor retail industry is on full display at a trade expo in Salt Lake City this week with a wide array of colors, prints and designs of sandals, shoes and boots that companies promote as being lighter and…