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Charlotte, Triangle selected to receive Google Fiber service

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Google says Charlotte and the Research Triangle area are getting its Internet and TV service that provides data at high speed. In February, Google announced it would work with 34 cities in nine metropolitan areas to explore bringing Google Fiber to those communities. Full story...
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Charlotte woman has front seat at State of the Union address

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A Charlotte wife and mother who credits her surviving a brain tumor to President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul law gets a front row seat for the State of the Union address. Full story...
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Chiquita plans headquarters move from Charlotte after buyout

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Chiquita Brands International is closing its corporate headquarters in Charlotte after the banana producer's buyout. Full story...
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Plan forgives loans on NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Charlotte City Council has voted for an agreement to forgive more than $22 million in debt from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Carolina Panthers to renovate luxury suites

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The Carolina Panthers plan to renovate 158 luxury suites at Bank of America Stadium. Work will start this month and is expected to be completed by mid-June. Full story...
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McCrory talks after AP report alleges he accepted payout

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videoGov. Pat McCrory is firing back at critics after a news story published statewide raised questions about his ethics. Full story...
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Bank of America taking $400M litigation charge

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Bank of America says it is taking a $400 million charge to cover additional litigation costs and cut its results for the third quarter. The Charlotte, North Carolina, company says it is in talks with U.S. banking regulators about its foreign exchange business. Citigroup cut its third-quarter earnings by $600 million on Oct. 30 for similar reasons. Full story...
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Former Charlotte mayor gets house arrest for illegal vote

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A federal judge is placing the former mayor of North Carolina's largest city under house arrest until he begins serving a nearly four year sentence for taking bribes. Full story...
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Authorities report death at Charlotte plant

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Emergency personnel in Charlotte say a worker at a recycling plant has died in an industrial accident. Multiple media outlets report the unidentified worker died around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Source Recycling. Full story...
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Ex-NFL player sentenced for role in mortgage fraud

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A former NFL player has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison and two years of supervised release for his role in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud conspiracy. U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins says 43-year-old Jimmy Hitchcock was sentenced on Tuesday after pleading guilty in June 2013 to mortgage fraud conspiracy, bank bribery conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. Full story...
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