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The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47.
North Carolina officials want to close the gap with South Carolina and other states that offer larger incentive packages and lower tax rates to lure companies.
Investors from China have been scooping up area golf courses. They’ve spent about $50 million over the last 18 months for courses on the Grand Strand and in Brunswick County, N.C., about $40 million of that in the last three months.

California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.

In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on Friday defended the Charlotte bank’s decision earlier this year to give him the chairman’s title, saying the lender’s board was following best practices for corporate governance.

Earlier this month Wells Fargo became the most valuable U.S. bank ever, surpassing Citigroup Inc.’s 2001 record. Here’s how it got there.

Robert Burrow, Kaitlin Powers, Joyce Shin and Matt Wigton joined Moore & Van Allen’s Charlotte office financial services team. Mary Markle and Samantha Thompson joined the firm’s real estate team in Charlotte.

Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

NC Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has denied the insurance industry’s request for an average increase of 25.6 percent on homeowners insurance rates across the state.

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