July 27, 2016

SPARKS, Nev. — It’s Tesla Motors’ biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world’s production of lithium-ion batteries.

Tesla officially opened its Gigafactory on Tuesday, a little more than two years after construction…

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

July 26, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — Seeking a wider digital audience, Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion in a deal that marks the end of an era for a company that defined much of the early internet but struggled to stay relevant in an online world dominated by Google and Facebook.

It’s the second…

Expect focus on small business to grow in presidential race

July 25, 2016

NEW YORK — Expect more talk about small business issues such as taxes and regulations as the post-convention presidential campaigns intensify, with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton trying to woo entrepreneurs and show they know what company owners need.

It's a perennial…

Cooke expands digital marketing agency to Eastern North Carolina

July 25, 2016

GREENVILLE — Cooke Communications has opened a new location for its digital marketing agency, Two Oceans Digital, in Greenville.

Based in Key West, Fla., Two Oceans has offered digital marketing services to customers in the Sunshine State since 1994. Elizabeth Semple, a Greenville…