Alonzo Ordonez left Costa Rica about 13 years ago for the United States. Like many others in his position, he was searching for opportunity. College educated, Ordonez was a music teacher before moving to Charlotte. But to make ends meet ...Read More »
When a property goes into foreclosure for unpaid property taxes, it can be a pain for county government, burdening it with liabilities and maintenance costs. But to some nonprofits and other developers, the foreclosures are like real estate aspirin, alleviating ...Read More »
From October to November, a record-high 3,500 jobs were shed in Charlotte’s leisure and hospitality industry, according to the latest unemployment data from the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. It’s the most jobs lost in a single month in ...
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The average hotel occupancy rate in the Charlotte area and the average cost for a room increased in November from November 2009, according to the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. The average hotel occupancy rate climbed to 55 percent in November, up 6.4 percent. ...
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As in 2009, auto dealers were the most-complained-about business in the 20-county southern Piedmont area in 2010, the Better Business Bureau said today. The ranking was part of the BBB’s annual report on business types with the most inquiries and ...Read More »
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles said Friday that it is accepting applications to operate a license plate agency in the Charlotte area, because the lease for 5622 E. Independence Blvd. has expired. The agency on Independence will operate on a month-to-month ...Read More »
Washington, D.C.-based The Carlyle Group has acquired Hickory-based CommScope, the companies announced today. Stock for CommScope, which provides infrastructure solutions for communications networks, will be delisted for trading. Thursday was the last day the stock was traded on the New York Stock ...
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Paris-based Capgemini will open a $4.2 million office in Charlotte, creating 550 new jobs over the next three years, Gov. Beverly Perdue said today in an announcement at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in uptown. Capgemini provides consulting, technology and outsourcing ...Read More »
A group of panelists from the Urban Land Institute will present the preliminary findings of a study on Independence Boulevard from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday in Charlotte City Council chambers. The panelists are providing city leaders with assistance in identifying the ...Read More »