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Nick Stepka knew what gift would make his daughter’s third birthday a hit, and it wasn’t a toy or doll.
Only about half of patients take medication as prescribed, resulting in unnecessary hospital admissions and ER visits that cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion a year. To help combat the problem, many doctors are trying a more high-tech approach: They’re recommending smartphone apps that send reminders to patients.

Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found.

Checkpoint E at Charlotte Douglas International Airport has had a gentler, more soothing face since October, when a hotel-sponsored upgrade installed couches, a “recomposure area” for travelers to get their shoes back on and stuff together, and new video screens.

Almost six years after the enactment of a federal law designed to reduce fraud in the mortgage industry, some question whether the law goes far enough to keep those accused of fraud out of the industry.

Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category.

Wells Fargo said it has given layoff notices to 37 employees in Fort Mill, the latest round of job cuts in the Charlotte area's mortgage industry.

North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

A new federal report says North Carolina workers are finding more doors opening to jobs.

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