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March 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is “substantial doubt” it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also insisted that its actions to turn around its business should help reduce…


Banks nosedive as health care speedbump tanks stocks

March 22, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks took their biggest loss in five months Tuesday as a health care bill backed by President Donald Trump ran into trouble in Congress, which raised some questions about his agenda of faster economic growth spurred on by lower taxes and cuts in regulations.

Banks plunged as…


Imperiled rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

March 21, 2017

CLAXTON, Ga. — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He’d gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that…


New market houses businesses

March 20, 2017

Jane Walker knew she had outgrown her space, while Angela Tolston was looking for another place for her salon.

The two local businesswomen are now running their separate businesses under one roof in a 6,000-square-foot building on 1000 N. Winstead Avenue. Walker is the owner of the Marketplace of…