Charlotte

Drone use increasing among Charlotte businesses

August 7, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte-area businesses aren't waiting for Federal Aviation Administration approval to begin the use of commercial drones. Drones are being used primarily to take aerial photographs and videos for insurance and real-estate companies.

Federal Reserve approves BofA dividend increase

August 7, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

The Federal Reserve has approved Bank of America's resubmitted capital plan and will allow the Charlotte-based bank to raise its quarterly dividend from a penny to 5 cents. Unlike the original plan, the resubmitted plan does not include a stock buy-back.

Dollar General considers bid for Family Dollar

August 6, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Dollar General may launch a counterbid to Dollar Tree's $8.5 billion offer to buy Matthews-based Family Dollar Stores, though both the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based retailer and Family Dollar declined comment.

Charlotte's Premier to acquire software company for $117M

August 6, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Premier Inc. will buy software provider TheraDoc for $117 million, the Charlotte-based health-care services company said Tuesday. TheraDoc is a subsidiary of Lake Forest, Ill.-based Hospira Inc.

Regulators say BofA must improve 'living will'

August 6, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Federal regulators say Charlotte-based Bank of America and 10 other banks must make improvements to "living wills" that outline how they would be dismantled in a time of financial distress. The government required banks to submit the plans to prevent another federal bailout. 

Non-mortgage products boost revenue for Tree.com

August 6, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte-based Tree.com, parent company of LendingTree, posted record revenue of $42.1 million in the second quarter, due partly to gains in non-mortgage products including education and personal loans.

Extended Stay launches secondary stock offering

August 5, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Extended Stay America announced a stock offering of 21 million shares on Monday. Three investment companies that own Extended Stay shares will receive proceeds from the offering. The Charlotte-based hotel chain went public in November. 

Goodwill to open $20 million Charlotte campus

August 5, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Goodwill Industries will invest $20 million in an 18.5-acre Charlotte campus where it expects to serve more than 10,000 people in its first year. The campus will house a center for job training and placement services, two stores, a credit union and a distribution center. It is expected to open by mid-2016.

Investor sues Family Dollar over sale to Dollar Tree

August 4, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

A Family Dollar investor filed a lawsuit claiming the company's board of directors failed to shop around for the highest price when it agreed to sell the Matthews-based retailer to Chesapeake, Va.-based Dollar Tree Inc. for $8.5 billion.

$700M urban village coming to uptown Charlotte?

August 4, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

A Charlotte developer has been planning an "urban village" in an eight-block area of uptown's First Ward since the 1990s. It may finally get off the ground if Mecklenburg County commissioners approve Levine Properties' latest plan, which includes a 3.2-acre park, apartments, offices and hotels, at its meeting on Tuesday. 

Concord waterworks company expands with acquisition

August 4, 2014

(The Independent Tribune, Concord)

Concord-based Fortiline Waterworks has acquired Hartford, Ky.-based Construction Site Services. Fortiline provides water, sewer and storm-utility products including pipes and valves through 33 distribution centers in 12 states.

Time Warner Cable will bolster Charlotte services

August 1, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)

Facing a growing field of competitors, Time Warner Cable will upgrade its TV and Internet service in Charlotte and six other metros next year.

BofA ups its settlement offer

August 1, 2014

(The New York Times)

Charlotte-based Bank of America raised its settlement offer — to $14 billion — in negotiations with federal prosecutors to resolve investigations into the bank's selling of troubled mortgage securities before the financial crisis.

'Hustle' hands BofA $1.3 billion in civil penalities

July 31, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)

A federal judge ordered Charlotte-based Bank of America to pay $1.3 billion after a jury said its Countrywide unit knowingly sold bad home loans to Fannie and Freddie.

Icahn dumps more Family Dollar stock

July 31, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)

Carl Icahn owns just 3.6% of Family Dollar's stock, down from more than 9% on Monday, when the company announced it will be acquired by Dollar General.

Indian drugmaker to open Monroe plant

July 31, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals will invest $17 million and hire 41 over three years at its first North American manufacturing plant, which will make generic drugs.

Family Dollar CEO expects jobs to stay in Charlotte

July 31, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)

After Family Dollar Stores is acquired by Dollar Tree, Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine maintains the combined company will keep a large presence in Matthews.

Icahn dumps part of Family Dollar stake

July 30, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)
Activist investor Carl Icahn sold more than one-third of his stock in discount retailer Family Dollar, according to securities filings.


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Charlotte home prices gain almost 5% in a year

July 30, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte-area home prices rose 4.7 percent in May from a year ago , while price gains rose at a slower pace nationwide, Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller report showed Tuesday.


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Charlotte investor Nelson joins UNC board

July 30, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte investor Anna Spangler Nelson, daughter of former UNC System President C.D. Spangler Jr., was elected to the system's board of governors.