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April 25, 2018

NEW YORK — After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn’t expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil…


Sears' biggest shareholder offers to buy Kenmore brand

April 24, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears’ biggest shareholder has suggested the company sell its well-known Kenmore brand and some real estate holdings, offering itself as a potential buyer.

The ailing company has sold off other major brands as it struggles to stay afloat, with Kenmore a notable remainder…


Faster service results as restaurants forgo cash

April 23, 2018

NEW YORK — The lunchtime lines at Dos Toros move faster these days — customers don’t fumble for bills or coins, and employees don’t make change. Since around New Year’s, the Mexican food chain has been cashless.

“For the vast majority of customers, there’s…


Envolve Optical signs on as sponsor of Buck Leonard league

April 23, 2018

Envolve Optical Inc., a locally operated eye wear and optical store serving Rocky Mount, is pleased to announce its support as a “Home Run Fence Banner” sponsor of the Buck Leonard Association for Sports and Human Enrichment program in Rocky Mount.

The Buck Leonard Association for…