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Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.
Asian stock markets mostly posted modest gains Wednesday as stronger U.S. growth was tempered by a less rosy outlook for China.
U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and continued to lend out more money, which help drive up revenue.

Annual home price gains across the U.S. continued to slow in September, but the Charlotte metropolitan area bucked that trend as it posted higher year-over-year appreciation compared with August, according to a widely watched report released Tuesday.

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Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in Tuesday trading, an unprecedented milestone among U.S. companies.

A government watchdog report says the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration should determine whether hospitals are properly reporting revenue they can receive from group purchasing organizations such as Charlotte-based Premier to make sure Medicare payments aren’t being affected.

Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies, which employs about 500 in the Charlotte area, announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.

A faith-based group has become the latest institutional shareholder to push Bank of America to reverse its decision to give the chairman’s title to CEO Brian Moynihan.

As United Parcel Service hires a holiday workforce bigger than Macy’s, recruits get a quick course in lifting heavy loads, doubling up on socks, and, in a jam, fending off snarling dogs with handheld computers.

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