Sinfonia expands to Louisiana

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Sinfonia Family Services, the behavioral health subsidiary of Sinfonia HealthCare Corp., plans to expand to Louisiana.

New rules on banks' risk in mortgage bonds eased

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

New U.S. rules aimed at getting banks to take on more of the risk when they package and sell mortgage securities are being relaxed with an eye to spurring broader home lending.

NC jobless rate dips to 6.7 percent in September

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

North Carolina's unemployment rate is down slightly, but so is the number of people working.

Kimberly-Clark to cut up to 1,300 jobs

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Kimberly-Clark plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient.

US existing home sales rise in September

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013.

Durant signs endorsement deal with Neff

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

NBA MVP Kevin Durant has added action sports accessory brand Neff to his rapidly growing list of endorsement deals.

Kentucky bourbon makes its mark on state's economy

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Kentucky's bourbon industry is making a bigger splash in the state's economy, nearly doubling its workforce in two years and leading a $3 billion distilling sector, a study said Tuesday.

Slovakia bans exports of drinking water

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

The Slovak Parliament has voted to approve a constitutional amendment that bans exports of water from Slovakia.

Cyprus to block Turkey's EU bid over gas dispute

| |Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

European Union member Cyprus will oppose any progress in Turkey's ongoing talks to join the 28-nation bloc in response to a Turkish gas search in waters where Cyprus has already licensed companies to drill, an official said Tuesday.

5 problems McDonald's is facing in the US

|Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Times are getting leaner for McDonald's.