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Meet and eat (access required)

The economy was creeping along and construction projects weren’t exactly waiting around every corner. For Daniel, owner of Daniel Design, a Charlotte-based foodservice consulting and facility design firm, such work wasn’t easy to come by. But this year, he’s experienced a spike in restaurant jobs, and he attributes at least some of the uptick to three letters: DNC.

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Apple buys 16 acres in Maiden (access required)

Apple is snatching up more property in Maiden, but it’s unclear what the company plans to do with it. The Cupertino, Calif.-based computer giant already owns a large data center in Maiden, a town that sits in Catawba and Lincoln ...

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Construction spending rises for 3rd straight month

U.S. builders spent more in October on homes, offices and shopping centers, pushing construction spending up for a third straight month. Despite the gains, construction spending remained depressed. Construction spending rose 0.8 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $798.5 billion, the Commerce Department said this month.

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