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Dale Jarrett Racing sets June sales record

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure said it set a sales record for June. The 12-year-old Hickory-based business, which allows visitors to drive racecars on racetrack, said its June sales exceeded $245,000. That was 7.5 percent higher than sales in June 2010, the ...

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Babcock & Wilcox CFO stepping down

Babcock & Wilcox Chief Financial Officer Exercises Provisions of Retention Agreement Babcock & Wilcox Co.’s chief financial officer said he is ending his employment with the Charlotte-based company. Michael Taff said he will plans to exercise his right to terminate his ...

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Premier names CFO

Health care alliance Premier Inc. said Mike Alkire has been promoted to chief operating officer. Before the promotion, Alkire was president of Premier Purchasing Partners, which offers group purchasing, supply chain services and resource utilization data to hospitals and health care facilities ...

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No more ugly, chairman says (access required)

The Queen City’s hotels won’t be winning any design contests if Stephen Rosenburgh is the judge. Rosenburgh, a developer and chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission, is not shy about sharing his contempt for the appearance of the city’s hotels. ...

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Cups can runneth over (access required)

This week will be a monumental one in Charlotte. Well, monumental if you give a darn about Coca-Cola’s new “fountain of the future.” History is being made at the Taco Mac restaurant at 4625 Piedmont Row Drive, where the Coca-Cola ...

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