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July 16, 2018

NEW YORK — Time and effort have gone down the drain for Steve Gould, who is scrambling to find new customers for his gin, whiskey and other spirits since the United States has taken a tough stance on trade issues.

Before the European Union retaliated against new U.S. tariffs with taxes of its…


Government grants for small business rarely available

July 16, 2018

Looking for “free money” from the government to start your small business?

Despite what you might have heard, government grants are rarely available to small businesses. Why is that?

Government grants are funded by our tax dollars. Any grants must be appropriated through Congress and…


Page receives financial services award

July 16, 2018

Sherlon Page of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Rocky Mount recently won the firm's Jack Phelan Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships.

Page was one of 742 of the firm's more than 16,000 financial advisors to receive the Jack Phelan award.

The award is…


For digital nomads, work is where the laptop is

July 15, 2018

MEDELLIN, Colombia - Gwendolyn DaSilva rises at 5 a.m. to teach English to Chinese children from a small office just off her kitchen in Colombia.

Through an online teaching portal, she gives one-hour private lessons for about four hours to children ages 5 to 12, and then she walks to a coffee shop…