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The world's largest consumer products maker, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has been trimming its product lineup to focus on its top performers.
More drivers have become concerned they might own defective air bags after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday urged vehicle owners to act immediately on recalls dating as far back as 18 months ago. Those recalls affect nearly a dozen automakers and millions of vehicles, regulators said.
Millennials are looking beyond beach vacations and nights out when it comes to finding the best way to use their cash.

The commission has identified potential legislation to stop companies trying to cheat on workers’ compensation and skirt labor laws. Community members and commission advisers met Friday to offer feedback.

There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.

The Charlotte Hornets, who play their first regular-season game under their new name next week, say they’ve attracted more new season-ticket holders than any NBA team except the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Laura Schulte will retire by the end of the year as one of Wells Fargo’s highest-ranking executives in Charlotte.

Chiquita Brands International’s future in Charlotte entered a new phase of uncertainty Friday as the company’s shareholders spurned its board of directors and voted down a planned merger with Irish produce company Fyffes.

McClatchy reported a net loss in the third quarter as the newspaper publisher continued to be hurt by a decline in print advertising.

Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

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