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April 27, 2017

Small businesses remain hot commodities, with first-quarter sales of companies reaching the highest point recorded by BizBuySell.com. The internet marketplace tallied the number of transactions reported by business brokers nationwide.

BizBuySell.com counted 2,368 closed transactions, up nearly 29…


Wisconsin dairy farmers face evaporating market

April 26, 2017

MADISON, Wis. — A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business.

“The milk market is tighter than…


Markets soar following French vote

April 25, 2017

NEW YORK  — U.S. stocks joined a worldwide surge higher Monday after the first round of France’s presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together.

A candidate seen as pro-business won the most votes Sunday, and many investors expect him to…


Family-run restaurant honors late mother

April 24, 2017

PINETOPS — The family-run Bone’s Grill restaurant in downtown Pinetops has brought another eatery option to the small Edgecombe County town.

The restaurant opened at 129 Hamlet St. in late February highlighted by a ribbon cutting from the Tarboro-Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce.…