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Big Macs for the Battleship runs through Monday
Eat a Big Mac. Save a landmark. That's the goal of this weekend's second annual Big Macs for the Battleship campaign. Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:04am
LongHorn Steakhouse offers a hotline for grilling tips during Memorial Day weekend (Source: LongHorn Steakhouse)
Restaurant chain’s grill masters offer hotline for Memorial Day weekend cookouts
As the weather heats up, so do many backyard grills. But firing things up can be a bit overwhelming for some outdoor cooks. There is a place, though, to get some expert advice for free. Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:10am
Shoppers buy groceries at Walmart (Courtesy of Wikicommons/MGN)
Walmart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
Walmart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of US suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them. Fri, 05/22/2015 - 9:13am
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Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores
Dollar Tree says it expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar. Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:52pm
Spotify
Spotify introduces video, radio service
While saying that it still a music company at heart, Spotify says it is expanding is lineup to include podcasts, news radio and video streaming. Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:42pm
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ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle peanut butter salmonella criminal case
ConAgra Foods has agreed to pay $11.2 million in criminal fines and forfeitures to settle a charge that the company shipped salmonella-tainted Peter Pan peanut butter from its Georgia plant more than eight years ago. Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:38pm
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Low gas prices mean more travelers in NC this Memorial Day
More than a million North Carolinians are expected to hit the highways this Memorial Day for the start of the summer travel season. Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:27pm
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Senate panel also on board with capping NC energy mandates
There's a contingent in the North Carolina Senate that wants to join House lawmakers and stop expanding requirements for electric companies to generate more power through alternative sources and energy efficiencies. Tue, 05/19/2015 - 3:38pm
(By Josh Grenier/MGN)
1,450 Blue Bell workers losing jobs after listeria problems
Blue Bell Creameries says it will lay off more than a third of its workforce following a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream that prompted a total product recall. Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:32pm
A storm water pipe under an ash basin at the retired Dan River coal plant failed and released up to 39,000 tons of coal ash into the Dan River on Feb. 2, 2014.
Prosecutor: No more charges expected in coal ash case
One of the federal prosecutors who supervised the criminal case over Duke Energy's coal ash pollution says he doesn't expect to file any additional charges in the case. Fri, 05/15/2015 - 2:08pm