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May 25, 2017

TRENTON, N.J.  — Johnson & Johnson has reached a $33 million settlement with 42 states, resolving allegations the health care giant sold nonprescription medicines that didn’t meet federal quality requirements.

The settlement was announced Wednesday by attorneys general from the…


Stocks claw back more lost ground with fourth straight gain

May 24, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose for the fourth day in a row Tuesday as they continued to recover the ground they lost last week. Major indexes approached record highs again.

Most of the gains went to banks, which surged as bond yields jumped. That will allow them to charge higher rates on loans.…


Lidl plans summer opening

May 23, 2017

Local residents will soon have another grocery shopping option in the Twin Counties.

Lidl, a Germany-based discount supermarket chain and leading European retailer with nearly 10,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe, recently announced the new Rocky Mount Lidl grocery store at 940 N.…


Stocks bounce back as tech, defense companies climb

May 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Strong gains for technology companies like software and chip makers helped lead U.S. stocks higher Monday. Defense contractors also climbed as the market continued to bounce back from a bout of turbulence last week.

Stocks rose for the third day in a row. Technology companies are…