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Meet the Brazilian orange baron who helped orchestrate Chiquita buyout
Published Saturday, January 31, 2015 1:22 pm

Jose Luis Cutrale, an enigmatic Brazilian orange baron, is one of the men behind the recent buyout ... More>>
 

2.1M vehicles recalled for air bags
Published Saturday, January 31, 2015 6:54 pm

Toyota, Chrysler and Honda are recalling about 2.1 million vehicles with airbags that might suddenl... More>>
 

Statesville inks development grant for Highland Industries
Published Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:00 am

Statesville?s City Council approvef a $70,000 economic development grant at its January meeting for... More>>
 

Dollar General formally ends Family Dollar bid as Levine sells stock
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 5:40 pm

Dollar General formally ended its hostile bid to buy Matthews-based Family Dollar on Friday, a week... More>>
 

What slowing economy? US consumers are in a mood to spend
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 6:48 pm

There's a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the ... More>>
 

Charlotte-area businesses gear up for Super Bowl Sunday
Published Saturday, January 31, 2015 6:00 am

More than 100 million Americans are expected to tune into the Super Bowl on Sunday, and while the P... More>>
 

American Airlines, US Airways pilots approve new contract
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 6:30 pm

American Airlines? pilots approved a new contract granting them immediate raises of 23 percent. Ame... More>>
 

1st time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 12:00 am

More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday.

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Regulators step up focus on cybersecurity at community banks
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 4:57 pm

Federal regulators are urging community banks to monitor the vendors they use for a wide variety of... More>>
 

CMC wants court to delay issuing certificate for Fort Mill hospital
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 1:33 pm

Carolinas HealthCare System has asked the S.C. Administrative Law Court to delay issuing a certific... More>>
 

Career Almanac
Published Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:00 am

On the move.

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US economy slowed last quarter, but signs are pointing up
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 9:54 am

The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014, but a burst in consumer spending and the... More>>
 

N.C. still on shakier economic footing than rest of U.S., study shows
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 8:45 pm

North Carolina still lags behind other states when it comes to the economic well-being of its resid... More>>
 

Park Sterling posts lower 4th-quarter profit
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 1:08 pm

The parent company of Charlotte-based Park Sterling Bank said Friday its fourth-quarter profit fell... More>>
 

CommunityOne Bancorp turns its eye to mergers and acquisitions
Published Friday, January 30, 2015 6:33 pm

Charlotte-based CommunityOne Bancorp is stepping up its search for other lenders to possibly acquir... More>>