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  • FairPoint unions vow to take fight to 'new level' Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:25 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Leaders of two unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont say they're going after the CEO, board members and corporate owners for refusing to negotiate. As part of that effort, the unions picketed this week outside a New York event where FairPoint CEO Paul Sunu was speaking.

  • Sept 5- Bank of America Corp said David Darnell will no longer serve as the company's co-chief operating officer, but will continue to oversee the bank's global wealth and investment management business. Darnell had been the company's co-COO since September 2011, Bank of America said in a filing.

  • Family Dollar bucks Dollar General bid again Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 9:09 AM ET

    CHESAPEAKE, Va.— Family Dollar is rejecting Dollar General's latest acquisition offer, and Dollar Tree says it will now divest as many stores as needed to get antitrust clearance for its deal to buy Family Dollar.

  • WRAPUP 1-Solid U.S. employment growth eyed in August Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    *Nonfarm payrolls forecast increasing 225,000 in August. WASHINGTON, Sept 5- U.S. job growth likely accelerated a bit in August and the unemployment rate probably fell to 6.1 percent, offering fresh evidence of sustained momentum in the economy.

  • No, Seattle, home of Microsoft Corp and Amazon and fast becoming a second home for Silicon Valley companies looking to access the city's plentiful pool of relatively cheap tech talent. Microsoft alumni are now running the Seattle offices of Facebook Inc, Twitter Inc and Google Inc, and they look to their former employer as a source for new talent.

  • NC commerce chief also on Family Dollar board Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— As the Family Dollar board of directors weighs competing offers to buy the North Carolina- based retail chain, one of its members— state Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker— finds herself in a potentially uneasy position. A Family Dollar sale might send its headquarters out of North Carolina and put at risk 1,400 corporate jobs.

  • NC debate reveals how party battles will be fought Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, and Republican candidate for Senate Thom Tillis participate during a live televised debate at UNC-TV studios in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wed., Sept. 3, 2014.

    The debate Wednesday between Sen. Kay Hagan and challenger Thom Thillis showed the messaging for how other political battles will be fought.

  • Sweetgrass endangered in SC Lowcountry Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    But the grass, which gets its name from the fresh fragrance of its leaves, has been harder to come by in recent years because of breakneck development in the coastal areas where it grows, from North Carolina to Texas.

  • WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia, Sept 4- Missions flown from the NASA base here have documented some of the most dramatic evidence of a warming planet over the past 20 years: the melting of polar ice, a force contributing to a global rise in ocean levels.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Missionary infected with Ebola while working in Liberia to get treatment at Nebraska hospital.

  • NC voters not happy with either side     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood takes a close look at the tight race for the North Carolina Senate between Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis.

  • Groups sue Duke Energy over coal ash pollution Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— A coalition of North Carolina environmental groups sued Duke Energy on Wednesday over pollution leaking from the company's coal ash dumps. Three lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court cite water pollution and dam safety issues at Duke's coal-fired power plants at Buck Steam Station near Salisbury, the Cape Fear Plant in Moncure and the H.F.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- When President Barack Obama stepped into the White House Rose Garden in June to announce he would single-handedly reform U.S. immigration policy, he startled advocates by announcing a firm, end-of-summer deadline for executive action.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 3- Apple Inc shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January just days ahead of the launch of its latest iPhone, with one brokerage warning of a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth.

  • North Carolina Senate showdown     Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the key Senate race taking place in North Carolina between Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis.

  • Comcast to sponsor NASCAR's Nationwide Series Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:54 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Comcast Corp. has signed a 10- year agreement with NASCAR to replace Nationwide Insurance as the title sponsor of the second-tier series. The series will be known as the NASCAR Xfinity Series through 2024. The deal that matches the longest single agreement around title sponsorship of any NASCAR national series in its history.

  • Apple shares stumble ahead of product launch next week Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 3- Apple Inc shares were on track Wednesday for their worst day since January ahead of the launch of its newest iPhone, with at least one brokerage mulling a stock downgrade unless its new products show better promise for profit growth.

  • Andrew Madoff dies of cancer in NYC Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had been duped like the rest of the world into believing history's most notorious Ponzi king was an honest financier.

  • What's at stake in a NC Senate debate? Plenty Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Sen. Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis

    The race between North Carolina's Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis heats up with what will be a closely watched debate.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C.— 3rd American with Ebola identified as Boston- area doctor, went to Africa after others got ill.