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The elephant in the room during Family Dollar's earnings call was billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who is pushing for big changes at the locally based discount retail chain — but company execs tried hard to avoid it. CBJ's Jennifer Thomas reports.
In reviewing the company's results for the latest quarter, ​Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) executives generally avoided discussing the elephant in the room Thursday.
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The Benham Brothers, through their Concord real estate firm, have helped complete renovations on six local homes that were once slated to appear on an HGTV reality show. Here's a look inside one of the homes currently on the market.
​Renovations have been completed at six Charlotte-area homes that were to be featured on the ill-fated Home & Garden Television reality show starring local twins Jason and David Benham.
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College affordability has been a hot topic for years, as legislators and university administrators tussle over how the cost for education should be divided among students and taxpayers. So which schools offer the best bang for the buck? PayScale takes a look.
​College affordability has been a hot topic for years, as legislators and university administrators tussle over how the split between college education should be divided among students and taxpayers.
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More from the Morning Edition: Attorney General Eric Holder says thanks, but not thanks to Bank of America's attempt to arrange a sit-down for him with CEO Brian Moynihan.
It appears Brian Moynihan, CEO of Charlotte-based Bank of America, won't be getting a sit-down meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on settling the feds' probe into the bank's sale of shoddy mortgage securities.
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Bojangles' still has a few giveaways and other goodies available at its newly opened store on Galleria Boulevard — the Charlotte-based chicken chain's 600th restaurant. http://bizj.us/ypxr7
Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter and other community leaders were on hand Tuesday for the ribbon-cutting of the locally based chicken chain's 600th store.
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In today's Morning Edition: A look at the ground-breaking for — and the history behind — American Airlines' new operations center in Forth Worth.
The groundbreaking Tuesday morning drew hundreds of people to the site where the Robert W. Baker Integrated Operations Center will be built.
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Don’t panic. Bank of America isn’t leaving town. Neither is Wells Fargo. But trends tell us it’s probably time to start thinking about a post-Banktown Charlotte.
Banks have dominated Charlotte's economy for years and been a major player in private-sector employment. But the Queen City is poised for a more diverse future.
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Local home sales rebounded in June after showing a year-over-year decline in May, according to the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association's report released today.
Home sales in the Charlotte area in June rose 3.7 percent from a year earlier, reversing a drop in year-over-year sales in May, while home prices logged another gain last month.
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Use promo code CIO10 to get $10 off your ticket to CBJ’s #CIOAwards reception! Only for the first 5 to register here: http://bizj.us/ye9jz
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In today's Morning Edition: The hits keep coming for Family Dollar. CBJ's Jennifer Thomas offers a first look over the retailer's quarterly financial results; expect more on this later today, following the earnings call.
Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) said this morning its net income fell 33 percent to $81.1 million in the company's third fiscal quarter, ended May 31.
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To his credit, Zack "Danger" Brown appears to be handling his viral stardom with class and savvy (no small feat with the white hot spotlight of the Internet on him), writes Upstart Business Journal contributor Alex Dalenberg. With his potato salad adventure taking off like a rocket, Brown now has a chance to show his entrepreneurial chops.
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Michael Gallis told CBJ's Erik Spanberg during a recent interview that he disagrees with the perception of the Lone Star State as one of the most attractive for business. What do you think?
Michael Gallis, a Charlotte-based urban and economic consultant, sounds off on the recruiting wars and makes a not-so-subtle statement on North Carolina's shift toward lower corporate taxes and reduced regulations.
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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.