From 2000 to 2010, North Carolina’s population grew 18.5 percent from 2000, according to 2010 Census Bureau data. That growth is the result of three factors combined — job opportunities, the state’s central location on the East Coast and nice weather ...Read More »
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Home prices in the Charlotte metropolitan area fell 4.8 percent in January from the same month a year ago, according to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index released today. The area’s home prices were down 1.1 percent from ...
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Buffalo Exchange has chosen Charlotte as the site for the company’s first North Carolina store. The Tuscon, Ariz.-based retailer, which allows customers to sell and trade used clothing and accessories, today said it plans to open a 2,650-square-foot store at 1521 Central Ave. in ...
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Horizon Lines today said it has extended the expiration date of a consent solicitation for its 4.25 percent convertible senior notes due in 2012. The company announced the consent solicitation earlier this month after it announced that it planned to plead guilty and pay ...
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The Charlotte City Council is expected to decide whether to launch a pilot program to test high-tech water-watering equipment in two neighborhoods. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities will ask the City Council Monday to approve the testing of the equipment, which a CMU press ...Read More »
Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks today said it has named William Peele president and CEO for the Mecklenburg/South Carolina region. He succeeds Carl Wicker, who will retire, as previously announced, next week. Peele will be based in Charlotte. Peele most recently has served as ...Read More »
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the Charlotte Housing Authority $48,233, HUD said today. The funding is part of $1.5 million awarded to public housing agencies in North Carolina to help low-income families get job training ...Read More »
The National Board of Examiners in Optometry will expand its Charlotte headquarters by adding the National Center of Clinical Testing in Optometry, the group announced today. To accommodate the 15,000-square-foot expansion, NBEO will relocate from a portion of the 19th floor ...Read More »
Chanticleer Holdings said its shareholders have approved a 2-for-1 forward split of the company’s common stock, a move that will result in shareholders receiving one additional share for every share owned on the record date. The split became effective Wednesday, at ...
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Average mortgage rates remained steady over the week, Charlotte-based LendingTree says. On Wednesday, average home loan rates offered by LendingTree network lenders were 5.02 percent for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, 4.15 percent for 15-year fixed-rate mortgages and 3.63 percent for 5/1 adjustable-rate ...Read More »