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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday announced $55.3 million in federal loan guarantees to 22 solar energy projects in North Carolina.
Brazilian companies accused Dublin-based Fyffes of trying to “persuade Chiquita shareholders to believe in (a) mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
PepsiCo Inc.’s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL’s problems handling domestic violence, calling some players’ behavior “repugnant” but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is “a man of integrity.”

Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion.

Amazon and eBay should watch their backs if Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba expands in the U.S.

Indian information technology services company HCL Technologies said Thursday its American subsidiary will add about 1,200 jobs in North Carolina over the next five years by continuing to prepare not-fully-ready workers to fill the IT jobs.

Charlotte-based Carolina Foods Inc., a sweet goods bakery and manufacturer, has quietly plugged away in an industry dominated by high-profile competitors.

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.

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