News: Business

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

Governor’s market visit touts industry future

Gov. Pat McCrory smiled as he toured two furniture market showrooms Monday afternoon, intermittently plopping down onto a chair or pillowed couch to rub his hands across the fabric.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

UPDATED: Thomas Built, UAW ink new pact

Thomas Built Buses and a branch of the United Auto Workers have finalized a new contract for local hourly employees as the company prepares to make a decision whether to expand in the city.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Mixed outside messages as fall market kicks off

Up until a few weeks ago, the fall High Point Market appeared poised to open in a generally positive atmosphere.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 08:24 PM

County OKs Thomas Built incentives

The Guilford County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night approved economic incentives for an expansion by Thomas Built Buses that could lead to 236 new jobs in High Point.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 01:48 PM

City approves Thomas Built Buses incentives

The High Point City Council this morning unanimously approved economic incentives for Thomas Built Buses to expand its West Fairfield Road operation.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Jobless rates plateau during summer

The area job market appears to have reached a point that offers a mix of encouraging and sobering news for people seeking a paycheck.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

Road reopens at IHFC as repairs advance

A block of S. Wrenn Street downtown has reopened to traffic after being closed for months due to concerns related the the International Home Furnishings Center.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

The check’s in the mail for Zeek victims

You might not blame victims of the Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme, after being ripped off two years ago, for being skeptical about a claim of help that involves the phrase, “The check’s in the mail.”

But in this case, the check really should be on the way.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:20 PM

Latest email scam? The urgent invoice plea

Con artists trying to separate people from their money appear to be reinventing what’s know as the invoice scam.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Local furniture company won’t give into offshore pressure

Dale Holmes started working as a furniture upholsterer straight out of high school 40 years ago; when he took his first job, work at furniture manufacturing plants in the High Point area was commonplace.

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

Construction finally getting over Great Recession

Windley Dunbar’s experience during the past six years with his longtime commercial construction business mirrors the incremental recovery of the industry from ravages of the Great Recession.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Made in NC

When she was putting together a plan for her new business, Annie Murphy knew that originality is a must.

Sep. 02, 2014 @ 10:43 AM

Zeek Rewards victims a month from some restitution

The date Sept. 30 is one that victims of the global Zeek Rewards pyramid scheme have had circled on their calendars for months.

Sep. 01, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

Hirschhaut named executive director for furnishing group

The International Casual Furnishings Association has named Jackie Hirschhaut as its new executive director following the retirement of longtime head Joseph Logan.

Aug. 28, 2014 @ 04:33 PM

So long incentives from Guilford County?

If you’re a business looking to expand or move to Guilford County and want economic incentives, you might want to speed up your timetable.