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April 30, 2017

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry recently announced the 2016 Employee Award recipients for its West End location in Rocky Mount.

Four employees were recognized from the Rocky Mount store at the company’s annual awards banquet at North Hills Club in Raleigh.

Tammie Hicks received the Core Values…


U.S. economy expands at weakest pace in three years

April 29, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump’s ambitious growth targets and underscores the challenges of accelerating economic…


Business owners like Trump tax plan but won't rush to hire

April 28, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Giving workers a raise, investing in new machinery. Small business owners have long wish lists to choose from if the Trump administration’s plan to lower tax rates becomes law — but most don’t expect to go on a hiring binge.

Some owners and small business…


Small business sales hit record in first quarter

April 27, 2017

Small businesses remain hot commodities, with first-quarter sales of companies reaching the highest point recorded by BizBuySell.com. The internet marketplace tallied the number of transactions reported by business brokers nationwide.

BizBuySell.com counted 2,368 closed transactions, up nearly 29…