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The man credited with convincing initial title sponsor Wachovia and the tour to start the event still runs Quail Hollow: Johnny Harris. At 68, Harris remains a powerbroker with his real estate firm, Lincoln Harris, and one of the state’s most influential golf voices: http://bizj.us/1mdg46
On Monday at Quail Hollow Club, the Wells Fargo Championship began with a pro-am round, marking the return of the PGA Tour event for its 14th year in Charlotte.
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When it comes to business leaders in Charlotte, few are as prominent and successful as Johnny Harris. So what does he say about the controversial new state law known as HB 2? CBJ's Erik Spanberg interviewed him to find out: http://bizj.us/1m9u32
The real estate developer tells CBJ the damage won't end until significant changes are made to the state law passed last month.
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CBJ's Hilary Burns caught up with Michael Liersch, head of behavioral finance and goals-based consulting at Merrill Lynch wealth management, who says the generational differences for viewing money are “quite surprising.” Read on: http://bizj.us/1m76wy
Broaching the subject of money is hard. Now add family dynamics on top of that task and you have the makings of a bestselling drama. To make matters worse, a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch report finds there are distinct generational differences on how family members view money.
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As the Charlotte Knights ready to take the field for today's home opener, a few things we could all take away from the game: http://bizj.us/1m2zr0
Harvey Mackay has found a day at the ballpark can also be very educational. In the game of life, baseball teaches us a lot of lessons.
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Big news for Charlotte on the jobs front last week — here's our story from Friday, in case you missed it: http://bizj.us/1lssdg
PayPal Inc. will open a global operations center in Charlotte, bringing 400 new jobs to the region by the end of 2017. The new center also will represent a $3.6 million investment by the California-based company into the Charlotte area.
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Bad news, good news: There's a silver lining in Wells Fargo's repeated rounds of layoffs. http://bizj.us/1l6d6u
Wells Fargo says fewer mortgage delinquencies and weak demand for refinancings led to the company's latest round of layoffs.
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New details have emerged on heavy equipment giant Caterpillar's cost-cutting efforts — and it's not good news for the company's workers in the Carolinas. http://bizj.us/1mdbhs
​New details emerged late last week about heavy equipment giant Caterpillar Inc.'s plans to slash roughly 10,000 jobs in an effort to reduce costs — and several facilities in the Carolinas are among those slated to close.
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Chris Heivly, who now runs The StartUp Factory, spoke at the Charlotte Venture Challenge finalist event this week. That North Carolina accelerator for software companies has invested over $3.5 million in startups around the country. CBJ's Hilary Burns reports: http://bizj.us/1m7vwo
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If you've ever wanted to get your business in front of the Sharks, here's your chance: http://bizj.us/1m6jn6
"Shark Tank,” the ABC show that puts entrepreneurs in front of notoriously blunt investors such as Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and QVC "queen" Lori Greiner, is hosting a casting call in Raleigh on May 13."
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Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts and N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory — now at odds over the state's controversial HB 2 law — both attended the event announcing PayPal's expansion plans just a short time ago: http://bizj.us/1m000e
Just two weeks after announcing a new global operations center in Charlotte, PayPal has nixed those plans, citing North Carolina's contentious House Bill 2 as the reason.
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Something we'd all like to do, right? http://bizj.us/1lpr6w
What is your organization giving up because some of your leaders can’t or won’t communicate?
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The good news? A spokesman for Bank of America​ says some of the employees are in a division that helps struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure, and that “the number of customers who need these specialized services has dropped dramatically." http://bizj.us/1jxpae
The Charlotte-based banking behemoth told about 100 local employees this week that they were being laid off.
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The Charlotte Business Journal is our region’s leading source of business news, research and events.

Our newsroom delivers comprehensive coverage through our weekly print publication, continuously-updated digital edition, daily email updates and morning call. We also publish a host of supplemental materials, including an annual Book of Lists and Commercial Real Estate guides.

We also hold several events throughout the year providing opportunities to network and learn about different segments of business in our region, including real estate, health care, energy and more. We also celebrate the Charlotte business community through award events, such as 40 under 40 Awards, Women in Business Awards and Best Places to Work Awards.