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April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON — Rising costs. Delayed shipments. A baffling bureaucracy.

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported aluminum and steel are disrupting business for American companies that buy those metals, and many are pressing for relief.

Hundreds of companies are asking the Commerce…

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April 19, 2018

Officials with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline invited local residents to an open house and job fair Wednesday at Northern Nash High School for people to learn more about what to expect during construction while contractors, local unions and inspection companies discussed training and job opportunities.…

April 18, 2018

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s highest court is deciding whether a clean-energy advocacy group illegally sold solar power to a church as part of its plan to undercut the monopoly of the state’s electric utilities.

The state Supreme Court listened Tuesday as lawyers offered differing…

Duke Energy Solar Power

April 18, 2018

The unemployment rate dropped in most counties in North Carolina in February as a PNC economic outlook reports business owners around the state are optimistic about the state economy, national economy and their own company’s prospects.

According to the N.C. Department of Commerce, 74 out of…


April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers bounced back in March and bought more cars, furniture and appliances after three months of declining retail sales.

The Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.6 percent last month, the largest increase since November. Auto sales jumped 2 percent, the most in…

Retail Sales

April 16, 2018

NEW YORK — Retailers are hoping for a resolution this year from the Supreme Court, which hears arguments Tuesday in a decades-old dispute: Whether companies must collect sales tax on items sold in a state where they don’t have a store or other building.

If the court backs government…

SmallBiz Small Talk Internet Sales Tax

April 16, 2018

Self-Help Credit Union's 2018 Community Scholarships application period is now open.

Since 2015, each Self-Help Credit Union branch has awarded a Community Scholarship to students with a proven commitment to community service. The scholarships are offered to encourage winners to continue to have a…

April 16, 2018

It’s inevitable — no matter how much of a perfectionist you are at your job or in your personal life, at some point, you are going to make a mistake. Probably even a big one.

More important than the mistake you make is how you handle the situation that mistake creates.

There are many…


April 15, 2018

With the $6 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline going through Nash County, pipeline officials are holding several construction open house and job fair events in North Carolina in areas where the pipeline will be constructed.

An open house and job fair event has been scheduled to take place from 5 to…

April 15, 2018

The small business optimism index reached its 16th consecutive month in the top 5 percent of 45 years of survey readings, according to a recent NFIB Small Business Economic Trends survey.

The 104.7 March reading, down from 107.6 in February, remains among the highest in survey history and for the…

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