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January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years, as auto factories cranked out more vehicles and power plants helped heat homes and businesses.

The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that output at America’s factories, mines and utilities…


Stoney Creek plaza gains new tenants

January 18, 2017

Things are looking up for the Shoppes at Stoney Creek on Zebulon Road after losing a few of its tenants and being hurt for a couple years by a slowdown in traffic because of nearby road construction.

A new restaurant called the Spicy Pickle Restaurant & Bar is the latest tenant to locate in the…


Lowe's announces nearly 2,400 layoffs of full-time workers

January 18, 2017

CHARLOTTE — North Carolina-based home improvement retailer Lowe’s says it’s told approximately 2,400 full-time workers that they will be laid off.

A statement from the store said the majority of the cuts are at the store level, with other cuts occurring at distribution centers,…


Business expo showcases black-owned firms

January 17, 2017

An estimated 80 black-owned businesses in the Twin Counties and surrounding area came out to Greater Joy Baptist Church on Monday to showcase their services, products and provide information about their establishments to the people in the community.

The first-ever “Black Business…