RALEIGH — Preliminary figures released by the N.C. Department of Labor reports work-related fatalities in 2014 nearly doubled from the previous year to 44 deaths. In 2013, the department reported 23 deaths, the fewest in the previous nine years. A ...Read More »
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NEW YORK — Family Dollar shareholders have voted to approve a takeover bid from rival Dollar Tree. The deal still needs to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission, but Family Dollar expects it to close by March. Dollar Tree ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are refinancing, ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE — Chiquita Brands International expects its move from Charlotte to cost between $25 million and $40 million. The Charlotte Observer reported that the company said Wednesday the estimate includes severance payments for employees and refunds to state and local ...
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RALEIGH — The Pentagon is pairing with Duke Energy to build an 80-acre solar farm at Camp Lejeune, a sprawling U.S. Marine Corps base along the North Carolina coast. Duke announced Thursday it will own and operate the 13-megawatt facility, which the company ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle ...
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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general has reached agreement with Five Star Bank requiring it stop excluding predominantly minority neighborhoods in the Rochester area from mortgage lending. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Sunday that an investigation showed the New ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE — There is enough room for another lane on a busy section of Interstate 485 in south Charlotte, but the North Carolina Department of Transportation has no plans to put traffic on it for at least five years. The recent $82 million ...Read More »
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Work is beginning on a $4 million project to renovate Colonial Lake, one of Charleston’s most-photographed locations. Crews begin work Monday on the yearlong project that will require the park and lake on the western edge of ...Read More »