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US stocks holding near record highs in afternoon trading
Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:48 pm

Major stock indexes hovered slightly above their record closing highs in afternoon trading Wednesda... More>>
 

Dollar Tree: Approval on store closures could come in early March
Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:54 am

Dollar Tree said it will work to close the acquisition of Matthews-based Family Dollar by April 27.... More>>
 

Lowe’s Cos. reports better-than-expected Q4 earnings
Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:17 am

Lowe?s reported net earnings of $450 million, or 46 cents a share, 2 cents higher than the average ... More>>
 

LendingTree swings to a profit in the 4th quarter
Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:36 pm

The Ballantyne-based company said Wednesday it made profit of $15.6 million in the quarter, compare... More>>
 

Charlotte gas prices continue to climb
Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:06 am

As of early Wednesday, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in Charlotte is $2.24, up fro... More>>
 

Longtime Coke executive Donald Keough dies at 88
Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:20 am

Donald Keough, who steered Coca-Cola through the ?cola wars? of the 1980s, died Tuesday in Atlanta,... More>>
 

Anthem breach will affect 775K in NC
Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:50 pm

A massive data breach that compromised the personal information of nearly 80 million people will af... More>>
 

Comcast confident that Time Warner deal will be approved
Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:36 pm

Comcast chief executive Brian Roberts said Tuesday that he expects the federal government to approv... More>>
 

Asian stocks mostly up, cheered by US Fed chair remarks
Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:56 am

Asian stocks were mostly higher in early Wednesday trading, cheered by diminished prospects that U.... More>>
 

Yellen sees growth but mum on rate liftoff date
Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:56 am

Economic tailwinds from a strong second half of 2014 are likely to knock down the unemployment rate... More>>
 

US stocks drift in early trading ahead of Yellen remarks
Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:11 am

U.S. stock indexes are drifting between small gains and losses in early trading as investors contin... More>>
 

Sonic Automotive Q4 profits beat expectations
Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:01 am

Charlotte-based Sonic Automotive reported fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday that beat expectations bu... More>>
 

Charlotte City Council approves Google Fiber lease plans
Published Monday, February 23, 2015 11:28 pm

Charlotte took its first concrete step toward the installation of ultra-high speed fiber Internet s... More>>
 

Macy's offers cautious annual profit outlook
Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:58 am

Macy's delivered a disappointing full-year profit outlook Tuesday as the department store chain rep... More>>
 

Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014
Published Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:37 am

The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 ... More>>