March 24, 2018

NEW YORK — Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S. stocks to their worst week in two years.

Investors fear that if China responds in…

Stocks dive on trade war fears after China sanctions

March 23, 2018

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world’s largest economies would escalate.

The planned…

Brew­ers sue over state law limiting distribution

March 22, 2018

RALEIGH — Once a North Carolina brewer sells about enough beer to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in any given year, state law has said it must hand over distribution to another company. Attorneys for two growing craft breweries argued on Tuesday that is unconstitutional.

Lawyers for Olde…

Robots break new ground in construction industry

March 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.

Now the former Google engineer is turning that dream into a…