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Amid the excitement over Google Fiber coming to Charlotte, residents outside the city are disappointed they’re not also in line for the superfast Internet service.
McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.
Elevation Church has spent $10.2 million to buy the shopping center that is home to its Matthews campus.

Rite Aid plans to close its Charlotte distribution facility, which employs about 350 workers, and open a new, $90 million facility in Spartanburg, S.C., the pharmacy company said Wednesday.

The 10th Street Apartments will be located on Brevard Street, at the intersection with an extension of 10th Street. The six-story apartment building will wrap a 1,400-space parking deck, Levine said.

Seeing no signs of building inflation and making no mention Europe’s widening financial woes, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its benchmark interest rate at near zero and gave no hint of an imminent change in policy.

On Wednesday, Google celebrated the arrival of its high-speed Internet service with public officials and others at a Google-sponsored reception that was closed to the public.

CommScope is buying TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion, which will help diversify its operations and broaden its geographic reach.

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.'s planned $25 billion takeover of Newport seller Lorillard Inc. is moving forward after shareholders approved the deal at special shareholder meetings Wednesday.

HanesBrands said it plans to boost its dividend 33 percent and split its stock as it seeks to increase value for shareholders.

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