Business

Duke Energy Director Details 'Friction' During
6:05 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Duke Energy Director Details 'Friction' During Merger With Progress

Business
3:50 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Lowe's Earnings Fall Short Of Expectations

Lowe’s home improvement earned 10 percent less from May to August than it did last year. The Mooresville-based company now says it won’t make as much money this year as it had previously estimated.

Lowe’s earnings fell short of its own expectations and Wall Street analysts’.

The nation’s second-largest home improvement chain has been restructuring. A big part of that is making it easier for customers to shop online, on mobile devices and in the stores. CEO Robert Niblock said on a conference call with investors the company is making progress on those initiatives.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue August 14, 2012

North America As An Oil And Gas Producer

Oil refinery

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

'Stalking' Jon Stewart and United World Colleges

Amy Aussieker, Owner of FABO art gallery and coffee bar

Part One: Stalking Jon Stewart
The DNC is almost upon us and vendors are gearing up all over the region to serve the thousands of convention attendees expected to arrive. But what about small businesses that dot the areas near uptown? Many say they don’t know how to gain the attention of visitors so one business owner came up with a novel idea. Her personal mission? "To get Jon Stewart to FABO Café for a cup of coffee while he is in Charlotte filming his show during the DNC."  We’ll hear her story. 
Guest

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BofA Meeting Attracts Large Protest
6:31 pm
Wed May 9, 2012

BofA Meeting Attracts Large Protest

Protestors blocked the intersection of 5th and College Streets. Photo: Julie Rose

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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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