March 23, 2018

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world’s largest economies would escalate.

The planned…

Brew­ers sue over state law limiting distribution

March 22, 2018

RALEIGH — Once a North Carolina brewer sells about enough beer to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in any given year, state law has said it must hand over distribution to another company. Attorneys for two growing craft breweries argued on Tuesday that is unconstitutional.

Lawyers for Olde…

Robots break new ground in construction industry

March 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.

Now the former Google engineer is turning that dream into a…

Credit union to open new call center

March 20, 2018

A former PNC bank building in Rocky Mount that has been vacant is in the process of being renovated for a call center and other uses by the second-largest natural member credit union in the United States.

The State Employees’ Credit Union purchased the 20,000-square-foot building at 1480…