July 01, 2016

NASHVILLE — Small businesses are often known as the main driver of smaller economies, especially in areas such as the Twin Counties.

The Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce again rewarded several local small businesses for their success and positive impact in the community during the 2016…

Hershey rejects $22.3B takeover bid from maker of Oreo cookies

July 01, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world’s best known cookies and chocolates under one company.

It confirmed receiving a preliminary offer from Mondelez for a mix of cash and stock totaling $107 for each…

Stocks gain back half the ground lost after British vote

June 30, 2016

Banks and other financial companies led another broad surge in U.S. stocks Wednesday, turning the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index slightly positive for the year.

It was the second rally in two days for the stock market, which had been rattled since Friday…

Ikea recalls 29 million dressers after six children killed

June 29, 2016

WASHINGTON — Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers that can easily tip over and trap children underneath. Six children have been killed and three dozen others injured, and federal safety officials on Tuesday urged consumers to take immediate action.

The Swedish retailer announced…