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South Carolina’s annual sales tax holiday began this morning. Retailers hope North Carolinians stream across the state line, as North Carolina has discontinued its own back-to-school sales tax holiday.
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old recovery.
U.S. consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three months in June, providing momentum for the economy going into the second half of the year.

U.S. markets steadied on Friday a day after a major sell-off. Investors focused on a relatively strong jobs report, which showed the U.S. economy created 209,000 jobs in July, the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000. Several large companies reported solid earnings including consumer products giant Proctor & Gamble.

After working for the old owner of the ’50s style diner for 20 years, Amanda Glenn buys Carolina Soda Shoppe and changes its name to Park Road Soda Shoppe.

Fast-food operators say they are getting increasing pressure from millennials to boost the quality of menu items, or risk losing their business.

Scientific Games plans to pay about $3.3 billion to buy Bally Technologies in a deal that would combine makers of gambling equipment ranging from slot machines to instant-win lottery games.

Opponents are pushing for net neutrality, which means the equal treatment of all Internet content without interference.

North Carolina’s environmental agency has raised equity and legal concerns over the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

Charlotte-based Belk Inc. on Thursday named David Zant as the department store chain’s president and chief merchandising officer.

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