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The former Philip Morris plant site in Concord will apparently become home to an electric battery manufacturing operation, according to help wanted ads placed online by the firm.
U.S. stocks edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Wednesday as investors waited for a Federal Reserve statement on interest rates following a two-day meeting. Stocks of home builders jumped after a rise in confidence in the new home market.
U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control.

UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.

Family Dollar’s board of directors told shareholders Wednesday not to sell their stock to rival Dollar General, which is trying to buy the Matthews-based discount retailer in a $9.1 billion hostile bid.

Bank of America and Wells Fargo say their capital levels would remain above regulatory minimums in the event of a hypothetical, “severely adverse” economic downturn.

Ralph Broome, a licensed hypnotherapist and U.S. Army veteran, opened Carolina Preppers & Survivors supply shop last month to appeal to campers, outdoor enthusiasts and people who want to stock up for any natural or economic disaster.

Customer-service agents at American Airlines voted overwhelmingly for union representation. The results affect about 14,000 employees of American and US Airways at airports and reservations centers, plus home-based reservations agents.

NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International said Tuesday that it’s examining limited concessions as it works to get approval from European regulators for its merger with an Irish produce company.

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