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Employers: before evaluating dental plans, make sure you know these terms

As the 2019 open enrollment season approaches, many employers are reevaluating the benefits they offer employees, and individuals are considering their different plan options. And while medical insur…
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Duke Energy makes renewables deal with AT&T

Duke Energy Renewables says AT&T Corp. has signed a virtual power-purchase agreement for 160 megawatts of capacity from the 350-megawatt Frontier II Windpower project now under construction in Oklaho…
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Miami real estate group enters market with $82M apartment acquisition

An entity affiliated with Lindemann Multifamily Management recently acquired Overton Row Apartments, known informally by some locals as The Thirsty Beaver apartments.
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Local entrepreneur, picked to participate in startup program, on challenges faced by African-American founders

A Charlotte-area entrepreneur was selected to participate in the fourth annual Black Founders Exchange, a weeklong immersion program in Durham for black startup leaders.
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Canadian axe-throwing company headed to Charlotte’s uptown

Bad Axe Throwing expects to open in Charlotte’s uptown by early next year. The Canadien-based urban axe-throwing concept has plans for a 6,000-square-foot, stand-alone facility at 350 E. Sixth St., …
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Charlotte accelerator program reveals latest class of tech startups

The Joules Accelerator road show is underway with seven tech startups in its latest cohort. Director Bob Irvin introduced the class Wednesday night in Charlotte and the tour is wrapping up today in …
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Plant shutters in Charlotte region amid 'pressure from overseas, competition' in textile industry

A Cleveland County textile plant once slated for closure in 2017 has ceased operation, impacting more than 100 workers.
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CBJ Morning Buzz: Luxury lakeside community plans marina, restaurant as developments bring more rooftops to region; Contractor on I-77 toll lanes fined again

In local news: A sprawling, luxury-home development on Lake Wylie is teaming up with Morningstar Marinas to add a commercial marina on site. The facility is already under construction at McLean, a …
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Development group increases unit count at proposed residential tower in uptown

The group that has proposed a residential tower on the Fourth Ward edge of uptown has increased its allowable maximum unit count for the site. Carolina Development Group NC LLC filed a rezoning peti…
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Dodd Frank co-author says Wells Fargo’s woes show banks aren’t over-regulated

Former congressman Barney Frank reflects on Wells Fargo's scandals, the Dodd-Frank Act regulating banks and what openly gay Pete Buttigieg's presidential run means for the LGBTQ community.
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Charlotte startup once described as the 'Netflix of beer' files for bankruptcy liquidation

Brewpublik, described once as the “Netflix of beer,” got its start in Charlotte before expanding to several other markets. It has now filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
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How Cheryl Black built the systems that helped Sunbelt grow

During her first week on the job at Sunbelt Rentals Inc. almost two decades ago, the payroll person quit and a virus infected the computer system, leaving Cheryl Black to spend three sleepless nights…
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How she changed JPMorgan’s analyst training

Banks historically tend to develop massive teams comprised of people who know a lot about one specific bank product. Meagan Scheffler envisioned a rotational program for analysts at JPMorgan Chase & …
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Best in HR Awards: Atrium Health

Atrium Health is the region’s largest employer with about 35,700 employees here. Staffing a health system of that size can pose challenges if a talent pipeline is not in place. That’s Jim Dunn’s miss…
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Best in HR Awards: Accenture

In February 2017, global management consulting firm Accenture was faced with a challenge. Its human resources team had gathered in Charlotte, where Accenture keeps 1,100 employees, to participate in …
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