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ReVenture will no longer burn county trash. Opinions differ on whether that’s a good thing (access required)

ReVenture Park’s plan to burn Mecklenburg County’s trash to produce electricity has gone up in flames. In a city that’s trying to diversify its economy from one focused mostly on banking, the loss of a project that would have generated ...

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Hedge fund manager becomes Family Dollar Stores’ largest shareholder

A hedge fund manager has increased his stake in Family Dollar Stores, making him the largest shareholder in the company. According to a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, William Ackman, chief executive of New York hedge fund Pershing Square ...

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Growing debate (access required)

When it comes to promoting Charlotte, economic developers like to point to the treetops. The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, for one, boasts on its website that Charlotte is known as a tree city. The city has been fighting to protect ...

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