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January 19, 2018

Thousands of people are expected to come out for the big traditional warehouse sale set to take place this weekend in downtown Rocky Mount.

The first day of the 2018 Bulluck’s Gigantic Warehouse Sale runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and continues from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the historic…


Raleigh among 20 cities being considered for Amazon headquarters

January 19, 2018

NEW YORK — Amazon narrowed its search for a second headquarters city Thursday to 20 locations, concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest, including Raleigh.

Toronto made the list as well, as the company kept its international options open.

The online retailing giant said that after…


Stock rally lifts Dow to first close above 26,000 points

January 18, 2018

A broad rally on Wall Street propelled the Dow Jones industrial average to close above 26,000 points for the first time Wednesday.

The sharp gains also delivered record highs for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index and the Nasdaq composite, wiping out the market’s modest losses from a…


Travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

January 17, 2018

NEW YORK — Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over a long-term decline in international tourism to the U.S. and said they want to work with the Trump administration to reverse the trend.

Organizers of the new Visit U.S. Coalition said the decline started in 2015 and…