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Survey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon
Published Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:58 pm

The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past ... More>>
 

Emails show NC faced long odds vying with SC for big companies
Published Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:50 pm

North Carolina officials want to close the gap with South Carolina and other states that offer larg... More>>
 

Chinese investors pouring money into Myrtle Beach area
Published Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:53 am

Investors from China have been scooping up area golf courses. They’ve spent about $50 million over... More>>
 

California puzzles over safety of driverless cars
Published Sunday, December 21, 2014 12:43 pm

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars... More>>
 

5 things to know about year-end tax breaks
Published Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:35 am

In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, spar... More>>
 

BofA CEO calls board decision on chairman ‘right thing to do’
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 9:21 pm

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on Friday defended the Charlotte bank?s decision earlier this ye... More>>
 

How Wells Fargo reached milestone as world’s most valuable bank
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 12:00 am

Earlier this month Wells Fargo became the most valuable U.S. bank ever, surpassing Citigroup Inc.?s... More>>
 

Career Almanac
Published Saturday, December 20, 2014 12:00 am

Robert Burrow, Kaitlin Powers, Joyce Shin and Matt Wigton joined Moore & Van Allen?s Charlotte offi... More>>
 

Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security... More>>
 

NC insurance commissioner denies industry’s request for rate hike on homeowners
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 5:12 pm

NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has denied the insurance industry’s request for an average... More>>
 

Mecklenburg plans to buy former Charlotte School of Law building for $16M
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 4:59 pm

Mecklenburg County has a contract to buy the former Charlotte School of Law building off Wilkinson ... More>>
 

NC jobless rate falls to 5.8%, lowest since May 2008
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 4:54 pm

North Carolina’s jobless rate fell to 5.8 percent in November, the lowest statewide unemployment r... More>>
 

Levine Properties purchases First Ward lot for $9.85 million
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Charlotte developer Daniel Levine and Levine Properties have taken another step toward engineering ... More>>
 

Charlotte business leaders keep wary eye on cyberattacks
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 7:15 pm

Charlotte business leaders are warily watching the fallout from a major cyberattack on Sony Picture... More>>
 

Time Warner Cable hikes customer fees for sports channels, Internet modems
Published Friday, December 19, 2014 11:06 pm

Time Warner Cable will soon charge its 15 million customers for watching sports as the major cable ... More>>