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NC Gov. Roy Cooper issues statewide stay-at-home order as coronavirus threat grows

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to intensify in North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper has enacted a statewide 'stay-at-home' order to begin Monday and set to last for 30 days. The announcement …
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Mecklenburg County officials, health-care providers prepare for more COVID-19 cases

Local health-care officials are preparing for the worst as the novel coronavirus explodes across the country. Mecklenburg County reported 259 positive COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning. That's a 2…
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So what's 'force majeure' anyway? Attorneys talk options for landlords, tenants as April 1 looms

The COVID-19 pandemic itself could probably be described as a "force majeure," Latin for "superior force." The sweeping ramifications of the novel coronavirus, and aggressive efforts to stem its spre…
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LLFlex diversified supply chain to reduce China dependence ahead of coronavirus

LLFlex CEO Victor Dixon wanted to reduce supply chain dependency on China, so he spread it around the world.
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From $60 toilet paper to overpriced detergent: Price-gouging complaints flood North Carolina regulators

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, price gouging is a growing concern as numerous retailers across the state have been accused of over-charging North Carolinians for essentials. Complaints sent to …
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Tex-Mex concept Superica temporarily closes South End location, halts work on south Charlotte restaurant

Tex-Mex concept Superica has temporarily closed up shop in South End, ending its foray into take-out and delivery service. Superica parent, Atlanta-based Rocket Farm Restaurants, says that decision …
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Internal email from CEO Darius Adamczyk details Honeywell's latest steps amid coronavirus crisis

Darius Adamczyk, CEO of Honeywell International Inc., tells employees in an email: “We cannot predict the duration of the current situation, but we can say for sure that it’s temporary and we will ge…
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Belk CEO confirms furloughs at corporate office

Charlotte-based Belk Inc. has furloughed employees at its corporate headquarters. CEO Lisa Harper confirmed the temporary furloughs to the Charlotte Business Journal on Friday. She did not release h…
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CBJ Morning Buzz: Trump insists RNC in Charlotte will go on as U.S. coronavirus cases top China, Italy; Local manufacturing plant hits pause after worker tests positive

Despite uncertainty over how long the coronavirus pandemic will have the Queen City and the rest of the country putting normal activity and business on hold, President Donald Trump insists the show w…
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From the publisher: We're navigating these uncharted waters with you

Does the COVID-19 pandemic have you anxious? Rattled? Frustrated? You are certainly not alone, as coronavirus has rocked the Charlotte region, our state and nation over the past couple of weeks. An…
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PHOTOS: A look at Mecklenburg County's priciest home sales from February

A south Charlotte home that sold for $4 million in February logged in as Mecklenburg County's priciest residential sale of the month. That home on Baltusrol Lane in the exclusive Quail Hollow neighb…
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PHOTOS: Charlotte's typically bustling areas go quiet amid coronavirus pandemic

This new normal we're all adjusting to in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic has left Charlotte neighborhoods that are usually bustling with activity feeling more like a ghost town. As more people wor…
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North Carolina firm launches COVID-19-tracking app for employers, health-care workers

A Triangle contract research organization's technology wing has launched a platform allowing for greater patient management for health systems and large employers, which it hopes will help stem the s…
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Here's how much Duke Energy paid its CEO in 2019

Duke Energy Corp. awarded CEO Lynn Good an annual compensation package of more than $15 million in 2019, according to a newly filed report with the Securities and Exchange commission. That is 7.4% m…
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North Carolina poultry giant Butterball sues logistics firm over failed payments

Garner-based poultry giant Butterball is suing its logistics partner in federal court, alleging that its failure to pay transporters has brought on a legal kerfuffle.
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