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After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.
Dollar General executives said early Thursday that they’re still pushing to buy Matthews-based Family Dollar, but the retailer didn’t offer any specifics on what it plans to do following Family Dollar’s rejection of its $78.50-a-share bid.
Outside auditors hired by the city found lax oversight at Charlotte Douglas International Airport with missing documentation, a lack of written policies and, in one case, an ambiguously calculated lease that could have cost the airport $1 million.

Finding out where your favorite brands lie on the political spectrum is now as easy as scanning bar codes with your iPhone.

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday, drifting slightly from a record high set the day before.

Two California men have been sentenced in a criminal case involving the theft of personal financial information of some customers applying for home loans through Charlotte-based online mortgage marketplace LendingTree.

The Charlotte area’s July unemployment rate fell 1.7 percentage points lower than it was a year earlier, an improvement powered by thousands of new jobs in the region.

Charlotte-based Chiquita is fighting to win approval for its merger with Irish produce company Fyffes, while two Brazilian companies seek to block the deal and push their own buyout offer.

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard.

Two Brazilian companies trying to buy Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International took their case to an influential shareholder advisory firm Tuesday, seeking to win support to preempt Chiquita’s planned merger with an Irish produce firm.

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