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August 22, 2016

Probably the most significant piece of the huge economic development announcement last month of CSX building its Carolina Connector intermodal rail terminal in Rocky Mount is the significant infrastructure project bringing long-awaited and much-needed jobs to a struggling Twin Counties and Eastern…


Paid family leave benefits rising in some sectors, regions

August 22, 2016

NEW YORK — The call for paid family leave on the Democratic party platform is the most ambitious attempt by a major party in years to reverse the United States' status as the only industrialized nation without any standard for paid time off for new parents. But over the last five years a…


Businessmen purchase former Hardee's headquarters

August 21, 2016

The doormant building of the former Hardee’s Food Systems’ headquarters on North Church Street could soon have some business activity in the future thanks to a pair of Wake County area investors with plans to turn it into a place for more job opportunities in the area.

The facility and…


Uber to offer rides in self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

August 20, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general public.

Within weeks, the company announced Thursday, customers…