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Applications for US unemployment aid jump to 329K
Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:17 pm

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits surged 24,000 to a seasonally adjusted 329,... More>>
 

Park Sterling profit increases in first quarter
Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 10:53 am

Charlotte-based Park Sterling Corp. reported Thursday that its net income for shareholders grew 11 ... More>>
 

American Airlines swings to $480M 1Q profit
Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:05 am

American Airlines is making money again and beating expectations after its merger with US Airways.<... More>>
 

Bank Watch roundup: Average home down payment shrinks
Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00 am

As banks stretch to keep issuing mortgages amid falling refinance demand, the average down payment ... More>>
 

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards
Published Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:56 am

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow co... More>>
 

CertusBank co-founders sue over firings
Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:54 pm

Three of the co-founders of CertusBank, who were fired earlier this month after investors raised co... More>>
 

Capital One collecting small-business stories in Charlotte
Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:30 pm

Capital One tapped two documentary filmmakers from Brooklyn, N.Y., to take a road trip across the U... More>>
 

Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:02 pm

Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first... More>>
 

Harris Teeter lowering prices after Kroger acquisition
Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:19 pm

Harris Teeter said Wednesday that it is lowering prices on thousands of items in its Charlotte-area... More>>
 

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down
Published Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:42 pm

Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall S... More>>