Business

Protests Converge On Bank Of America
6:31 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

Protests Converge On Bank Of America

Three separate groups marched from three locations and converged on 1 Bank of America Center. Photo: Tanner Latham

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Family Dollar Markets Message, Image In New
1:00 pm
Fri July 30, 2010

Family Dollar Markets Message, Image In New Directions

The outside of a Family Dollar store.
WFAE

Amid all the grim economic news the last few years, business has been quite good for dollar store retailers. The tanking economy prompted many people to give them a try.

The trend has helped Matthews-based Family Dollar's stock rise 40 percent in the last 3 years. Now, Family Dollar is trying to position itself for when the economy recovers. It has a new marketing strategy, and the company has hired a full-time ad agency for the first time in its 50-year history.

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NC SB Feels Gas Tax Crunch
12:00 pm
Wed January 18, 2006

NC Small Businesses Feel Gas Tax Crunch

(1/13/06) North Carolina's increased gas tax has been in place for nearly two weeks and the state's small businesses aren't happy about it. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Siomone Orendain spoke with Gregg Thompson who is a statehouse lobbyist with the National Federation of Independent Business.

HRA Update
12:00 pm
Fri January 13, 2006

Hickory Regional Airport Update

(1/13/06) On January 22nd, Delta Airlines is scheduled to make its final flight out of the Hickory Regional Airport. The airline set-up shop in the Uni-Four last spring to much fanfare from city leaders. But the ventrue soon fizzled and now those same city leaders are looking for a carrier to replace Delta. To find out how that search is going, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright.

Ambassador Promotes Danish-American Business
12:00 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Ambassador Promotes Danish-American Business

(1/10/06) More than 400 U.S. companies operate subsidiaries in Denmark. During a recent visit to Charlotte, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark James Cain spoke with WFAE's Mark Rumsey about efforts to further strengthen Danish-American business and economic ties.

Assessing Charlotte's Skyline
12:00 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Assessing Charlotte's Skyline

(1/10/06) In Charlotte Wednesday, a discussion will be held that deals with the city's architectural identity. The so-called "Towers" forum is co-sponsored by the Charlotte Region Civic Design Forum and the Levine Museum of the New South. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Tom Low, Design Forum member and an organizer of the event.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Update
12:00 pm
Mon January 9, 2006

NASCAR Hall of Fame Update

(1/9/06) NASCAR announced Thursday that two cities it had previously considered for its new hall of fame, have been eliminated from the selection process. That leaves Charlotte, Atlanta and Daytona as the three finalists. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with the NASCAR beat writer for the Charlotte Observer, David Poole.

Hispanics' Impact on NC Economy
12:00 pm
Wed January 4, 2006

Hispanics' Impact on NC Economy

(1/4/06) A study released Tuesday shows Hispanics in North Carolina have a nine-billion-dollar-plus impact on the state's economy. The study was commissioned last year by the North Carolina Bankers Association. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with study author and UNC-Chapel Hill management professor John Kasarda.

Local News
12:00 pm
Tue January 3, 2006

SB Economic Forecast for 2006

(1/3/06) The National Federation of Independent Business says overall, small business conditions in North Carolina are good. And the group's chief economist says for small business across the country conditions are expected to remain that way in 2006. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain spoke with NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg about the shape of small business in general.

Bidding For The Coliseum
12:00 pm
Tue December 20, 2005

Bidding For The Coliseum

(12/20/05) The bidding process for a high-profile piece of Charlotte real estate has been off-and-on in recent weeks. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Scott Graf examines the game that's paused for now, but could soon heat up after the first of the year.

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