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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct

Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

Family Dollar plans to cut some jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store operator will also lower prices on about 1,000 basic items.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Family sues over NC State Fair injuries

A family seriously injured last year on a North Carolina State Fair ride is suing its operators and owners.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

BofA paying $772M over selling credit card extras

Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.


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Apr. 04, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

Commissioners narrow down goals

After nearly two hours of discussion, Rutherford County Commissioners have narrowed down their goals for the immediate future.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 05:22 AM

Job applications being accepted at sweetFrog

Applications for employment are now being accepted at sweetFrog, located between Plum Natural Market and Folk’s Cleaners on Oak Street Extension in Forest City.



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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct

Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

Family Dollar plans to cut some jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store operator will also lower prices on about 1,000 basic items.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Family sues over NC State Fair injuries

A family seriously injured last year on a North Carolina State Fair ride is suing its operators and owners.


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Apr. 03, 2014 @ 02:01 PM

Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

New CEO Barra faces tough task in shedding old GM

"That is not how GM does business."

With statements like that, new CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company whose inattention to its customers helped land it in bankruptcy in 2009.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

AP sources: Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.