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September 23, 2017

Small businesses looking to grow in the marketplace face several obstacles, especially those ran by people of color.

According to a recent report by the N.C. Justice Center’s Budget & Tax Center, businesses owned by minorities or people deemed to be historically disadvantaged have faced…


Toys R Us revs up holiday hiring

September 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Toys R Us may have filed for Chapter 11 reorganization, but the toy chain is revving up its holiday hiring.

The Wayne, New Jersey-based chain said Thursday it will be accepting job applications for part-time holiday positions at stores and distribution centers in the U.S. That…


Company hosts luncheon for fire, rescue personnel

September 22, 2017

Carl and Michelle Strickland, owners of an Everlasting Memory Monument Co. in Rocky Mount, recently hosted a luncheon to show appreciation to all fire, rescue and EMS employees, with over 80 from the Nash County-Rocky Mount area attending.

An Everlasting Memory combined with other local companies…


Surging stock market powers household wealth to $96.2 trillion

September 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — A healthy gain in the stock market and steadily increasing home prices boosted Americans’ household wealth this spring, a trend that likely adds to the nation’s inequality.

The Federal Reserve said Thursday Americans’ net worth rose 1.8 percent to $96.2 trillion…