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Business announcements don’t mean recession is over for Charlotte, experts say (access required)

From expanding facilities, mergers and acquisitions and the creation of new jobs, there’s been a spate of business announcements in Charlotte recently. Some say the announcements indicate that the region’s business climate is improving, but they are hesitant to say ...

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A long, hard road (access required)

On Tuesday, the North Carolina Employment Security Commission issued the latest unemployment figures for the state’s counties. Mecklenburg County’s rate dropped to 9.8 percent in October from 9.9 percent in September. According to the commission, 44,919 people were unemployed in ...

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Mecklenburg unemployment rate falls

Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate dropped from 9.9 percent in September to 9.8 percent in October, according to a report released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. It was one of 66 North Carolina counties where unemployment rates dropped. Unemployment rates increased ...

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Wingate to open $4M Matthews campus

Wingate University said it will open a $4 million satellite campus in Matthews in 2013. The new campus will be at Wingate Commons near Interstate 485 at Exit 52. It will feature a 26,000-square-foot building with 12 classrooms, a learning center and offices, ...

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