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  • WASHINGTON— In a story Aug. 4 about the government's July jobs report, The Associated Press referred erroneously to Aaron Sojourner, an economist at the University of Minnesota, as Andrew Sojourner. WASHINGTON— A drop in the unemployment rate to a 16- year low raises a tantalizing question about the job market: How much better can it get? Employers added 209,000...

  • St. Louis' hospitality industry says it's starting to see lost business that's perhaps tied to the NAACP's travel warning to would-be visitors to Missouri. The NAACP also cites reports that African-Americans are more likely than whites to be stopped by Missouri law enforcement officers, as well as other current and past issues of racial conflict in the state.

  • The letter, from the Rail Customer Coalition sent on Monday, is the latest challenge to CSX Chief Executive Hunter Harrison's effort to ramp up productivity at the Jacksonville, Florida- based railroad and fulfill investor expectations for substantially better financial performance. Senators John Thune of South Dakota and Bill Nelson from Florida, and...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on disputes surrounding the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota:. John Hoeven says North Dakota will receive $10 million from the federal government to help pay state law enforcement bills related to months of protests over the Dakota Access pipeline. North Dakota is facing a $38 million bill for protest-related costs, and...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota regulators on Tuesday granted a request by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline to postpone a public hearing on whether the company violated state rules, though not without dissent. Her comments came a day after she said Energy Transfer Partners at times had been "somewhat dismissive" of the commission's concerns.

  • After Emilie Burke, 24, graduated from Princeton University in 2015 and moved to Baltimore, her expenses began piling up. I still had to pay my cellphone bill, "says Burke, who now lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina. When that ended, Burke started a job, but by January, her credit card balances added up to nearly $7,600.

  • NORWOOD, Ohio— Herbie Mays is 3 M proud, and it shows— in the 3 M shirt he wears; in the 3 M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3 M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee." Barely 10 miles from his ranch-style brick home in this blue-collar city, GE Aviation has been expanding— and hiring.

  • But the Facebook post wasn't circulated by law enforcement in the search for a suspect or by relatives looking for a missing loved one. The account with the handle YesYoureRacist was created by Logan Smith of Raleigh, North Carolina, who said his followers grew from around 64,000 on Saturday to more than 300,000 Monday afternoon. So I strongly believe that white...

  • OXFORD, N.C.— Cosmetics giant Revlon plans to invest $16 million and create 55 new jobs at its North Carolina plant over the next three years. Roy Cooper announced Friday the company is expanding its plant in Oxford to produce more Elizabeth Arden products. It is the largest private employer in Granville County.

  • Aug 10- The S&P 500 index was on track for its first daily drop of more than 1 percent in almost three months on Thursday as investors grew cautious over escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea. The loss of appetite for risk followed North Korea's claim it was completing plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Thursday named a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as interim leader of the commission that oversees the U.S. power grid. The appointment came as Trump resumed his taunts of McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, expressing disbelief that McConnell couldn't persuade a GOP majority to pass a health...

  • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.— Krispy Kreme is going dark ahead of the solar eclipse set to cast a shadow across part of the U.S. this month. The doughnut chain is giving its signature glazed treats a chocolate sheen for the first time ever in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse, where the moon will pass in front of the sun. The doughnuts will be available in participating stores on Aug. 21...

  • The American Civil Liberties Union this week sued Maine Gov. Paul LePage and sent warning letters to Utah's congressional delegation. It followed recent lawsuits against the governors of Maryland and Kentucky and President Donald Trump.

  • DURHAM, N.C. _ Argos Therapeutics Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $8.5 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Durham, North Carolina- based company said it had a loss of 21 cents. Keywords: Argos Therapeutics, Earnings Report.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Babcock& Wilcox Enterprises Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $151 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Charlotte, North Carolina- based company said it had a loss of $3.09. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea. "It's amazing when you consider the headlines just how calm the equity markets are, how they've taken things in their stride," said Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina. Investors had rushed to safe-haven assets after strongly worded exchanges between...

  • President Donald Trump's warning to North Korea and Pyongyang's threat of possible armed retaliation drove investors away from stocks and other risky assets on Wednesday and into textbook safe-havens like gold and Treasuries. Trump's remarks on Tuesday afternoon that North Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" weighed on Wall...

  • President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea. "It's amazing when you consider the headlines just how calm the equity markets are, how they've taken things in their stride," said Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist at LPL Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina. Investors had rushed to safe-haven assets after strongly worded exchanges between...

  • RALEIGH, N.C. _ BioDelivery Sciences International Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $14.9 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 25 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.8 million.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Allstate Insurance Co. announced on Wednesday plans to more than double its North Carolina workforce by expanding in the Charlotte area, investing more than $22 million and creating 2,250 new jobs by 2020.. Roy Cooper and leaders of the nation's largest publicly-traded personal insurance company were joined by local leaders in announcing...