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United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFO
Published Monday, November 24, 2014 10:08 am

Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of ... More>>
 

Labor group in NC protests for higher wages
Published Monday, November 24, 2014 6:55 am

A labor group is demanding higher wages and full-time work for North Carolina Walmart workers as th... More>>
 

NC likely to join legislative push on Uber, Lyft
Published Sunday, November 23, 2014 5:29 pm

North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and L... More>>
 

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
Published Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:08 pm

The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday.

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For many workers cheated out of wages, NC Department of Labor offers no help
Published Saturday, November 22, 2014 6:57 pm

Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry?s staff says her agency has little to do with handling labor violat... More>>
 

First Citizens CEO says ‘consistency of culture’ is behind family-owned bank’s success
Published Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Frank Holding Jr., the chairman and CEO of First Citizens Bank, says that the Raleigh-based financi... More>>
 

Investing? It’s a lot like fantasy football
Published Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 am

As a financial advisor, one of my responsibilities is to strip emotions out of the equation. I real... More>>
 

Self-driving cars: Safer, but what of their morals?
Published Friday, November 21, 2014 5:08 pm

It?s relatively easy to write computer code that directs a self-driving car how to respond to a sud... More>>
 

Career almanac
Published Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:00 am

On the move.

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Co-worker quit? Maybe you'll get a raise
Published Friday, November 21, 2014 5:59 pm

People are quitting their jobs as if it?s 2007, which may be good news for worker paychecks.

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Toyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks
Published Friday, November 21, 2014 4:23 pm

Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can c... More>>
 

New York Fed chief on defensive on bank oversight
Published Friday, November 21, 2014 3:50 pm

The head of the New York Federal Reserve was put on the defensive by Senate Democrats, who accused ... More>>
 

US stocks jump after surprise rate cut from China
Published Friday, November 21, 2014 3:01 pm

U.S. stocks are rising after a surprise interest rate cut in China and hints that the European Cent... More>>
 

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study
Published Friday, November 21, 2014 4:08 pm

This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one t... More>>
 

Legal battle between Charlotte coffee shops heats up
Published Friday, November 21, 2014 3:33 pm

The legal battle between two Charlotte coffeehouses is heating up after the owner of a new coffee s... More>>