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Carlisle Cos. reports higher profit in 2nd quarter
Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:45 am

Ballantyne-based Carlisle Cos. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $75.2 million, up from ... More>>
 

Putting coal ash at the airport still on the table
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Charlotte city officials and Duke Energy are still trying to figure our where to put millions of to... More>>
 

Large new Lake Norman community planned by Simonini Group
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 7:31 pm

Rivercross will include 220 single-family homes, 240 apartments and 100,000 square feet of retail o... More>>
 

Charlotte firms make BBB’s ‘Dirty Half-Dozen’ list for unanswered complaints
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 6:29 pm

Six Charlotte-area companies have been named to the Better Business Bureau?s ?Dirty Half-Dozen? lis... More>>
 

Google Fiber team works to bring ultra-fast Internet to Charlotte
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 11:36 pm

Google Fiber employees have been visiting Charlotte, meeting with city planning leaders and surveyi... More>>
 

Zoning amendment allows easier expansion for breweries
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 11:55 am

City Council voted unanimously Monday to pass an amendment that affects how far local breweries and... More>>
 

Ackman says he can prove Herbalife is a 'fraud'
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 4:07 pm

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman said he will hold a presentation Tuesday that will prove nutrition c... More>>
 

Natural gas falls to an 8-month low
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 4:07 pm

Natural gas fell to its lowest level in eight months Monday following forecasts that nationwide sum... More>>
 

US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 10:59 am

The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch o... More>>
 

BB&T posts lower profit in 2nd quarter
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 5:53 pm

Winston-Salem-based BB&T Corp. has set aside millions of dollars after learning the federal governm... More>>
 

German supermarket tycoon Albrecht dead at 94
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 10:32 am

Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, h... More>>
 

World stocks rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 7:36 am

World stock markets rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased a... More>>
 

US companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 10:10 am

Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies ... More>>
 

Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 10:09 am

Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce as part of a push to become more ef... More>>
 

Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 10:08 am

Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download spee... More>>