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May 03, 2016 - 56 minutes ago

WASHINGTON — U.S. construction spending advanced in March to its highest level in more than eight years. Gains in home building and nonresidential construction offset a drop in government projects.

Construction spending rose 0.3 percent in March after a 1 percent gain in February,...


Anti-LGBT law hits N.C. firms

May 02, 2016

Small companies in North Carolina already are losing valuable business because of the new state law limiting protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Companies that cater to travelers from out of state already are feeling an impact from canceled events or...


Stocks hit by health care woes but avoid bigger losses

April 30, 2016

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell Friday as health care and technology companies continued to report weak first-quarter results, but thanks to some late buying, they managed to avoid major losses.

Stocks opened lower and fell further throughout the morning, extending a downturn from the...


Local bank marks 10th anniversary

April 30, 2016

A homegrown bank in the Twin Counties has reached a milestone.

Providence Bank celebrated 10 years in business this month. The community bank headquartered in Rocky Mount on Winston Avenue opened its doors in spring 2006.

In addition to Winston Avenue, Providence Bank has a second...