Top News & Analysis North Carolina

  • The upbeat data from the Commerce Department on Friday bolstered expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates for a fourth time this year at its Dec. 18-19 policy meeting, despite moderating inflation and tighter financial market conditions. It also stood in stark contrast to reports from China showing a dramatic fall-off in retail sales...

  • Dec 12- As many as 333 people have been infected with salmonella strain linked to beef products of JBS Tolleson Inc, part of the U.S. arm of Brazil's JBS SA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. JBS Tolleson Inc, an Arizona- based meat producer, has recalled about 12.1 million pounds of beef products that were sold at more than 100 retailers,...

  • Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), (L), and Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) confer during a contentious legislative session on December 4, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. 

    The Republican-controlled state legislature in Wisconsin passed a set of bills on Wednesday to limit the power of the new Democratic governor and attorney general, part of a growing trendalso seen in Michigan and North Carolina.

  • Republican NC-9th District Congressional candidate Mark Harris answers questions at a news conference at the Matthews Town Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Matthews, N.C. 

    The state's Board of Elections declined to certify GOP pastor Mark Harris' unofficial victory over Democratic Marine veteran Dan McCready in North Carolina's 9th District last week as absentee ballot irregularities emerged.

  • SANTIAGO/ HOUSTON, Dec 5- Albemarle Corp has launched an aggressive lobbying campaign after Chilean regulators denied its request to boost lithium output, stressing the company's importance to Chile's economy and workers, according to records reviewed by Reuters. Ellen Lenny-Pessagno, who became Albemarle's Chile country manager in October, met with the...

  • Dec 4- Bank of America Corp added two executives to its management team to fill the role left by former global wealth management chief Terry Laughlin, who passed away unexpectedly in October, the bank said in a statement on Tuesday. Andy Sieg, head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and Katy Knox, president of Bank of America's private bank, U.S. Trust, will be...

  • *U.S., China agree to hold off on new tariffs. Treasury yields fell back below 3 percent on Monday, and yields on two maturities at the front of the curve rose above longer-dated 5- year notes for the first time in more than a decade, as risk appetite sparked by a U.S.- China trade agreement faded. Yields had risen earlier after a deal between the United States and China...

  • *U.S., China agree to hold off on new tariffs. Treasury yields fell back below 3 percent on Monday, and yields on two maturities at the front of the curve dove below longer-dated 5- year notes for the first time in more than decade, as risk appetite sparked by a U.S.- China trade agreement faded. Yields had risen earlier after a deal between the United States and China to...

  • *U.S., China agree to hold off on new tariffs. Treasury yields fell back below 3 percent on Monday, the yield flattened and the curve between three-year and five-year notes inverted for the first time since 2007, as risk appetite sparked by a U.S., China trade agreement faded. Yields rose earlier after a deal between the U.S. and China to hold off on new tariffs boosted...

  • Honeywell will also relocate the headquarters of its safety and productivity solutions business unit to Charlotte from Fort Mill, South Carolina. "Charlotte is a top-10 destination city in the U.S. that will readily enable us to recruit and retain the world-class talent we will need over the long term," Chief Executive Officer Darius Adamczyk said.

  • Nov 30- Honeywell International Inc said on Friday it is relocating its global corporate headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina. The new headquarters will be close to several of the U.S. industrial conglomerate's businesses in the Southeast of the United States. The company, which makes everything from aircraft engines to catalysts used in petroleum...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 27- Alphabet Inc's Google in May introduced a slick feature for Gmail that automatically completes sentences for users as they type. Tap out "I love" and Gmail might propose "you" or "it." Gmail product manager Paul Lambert said a company research scientist discovered the problem in January when he typed "I am meeting an investor next week," and Smart...

  • *Cyber Monday expected to rake in $7.8 bln in sales. Nov 26- U.S. stocks rebounded on Monday after two bruising weeks, as investors picked up beaten-down energy and financial stocks, while retailers gained on hopes of robust sales on the largest online shopping day of the year. Cyber Monday is expected to rake in a record $7.8 billion in sales, according to Adobe...

  • CAMPBELL SOUP CO INTERIM CEO SAYS PLANT IN NORTH CAROLINA WAS HIT.

  • Nov 20- Lowe's Cos Inc said on Tuesday it was looking to shed its retail operations in Mexico and certain non-core U.S. businesses as the country's second-biggest home improvement chain strives to compete with rivals including Home Depot. Lowe's said it was looking at all options for its chain of 13 stores in Mexico and that it was "exiting" its U.S. contracting...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- You do not even have to win on a talent competition show like American Idol to launch yourself on a path to selling more than eight million albums. Chris Daughtry, 38, parlayed a fourth-place finish in Idol over a decade ago into global stardom with his band Daughtry. The gravel-voiced singer from North Carolina now has a new album Cage To Rattle.

  • *Industrial, material shares suffer on China growth worries. NEW YORK, Nov 9- The S&P 500 fell steadily on Friday and deepened its losses as the day wore on with shares of large technology, industrial and material companies taking a hit after weak Chinese data and a slide in oil prices raised concerns about global growth. If oil prices are going to go lower that's...

  • Nov 9- The S&P 500 fell more than 1 percent on Friday, with shares of large technology, industrial and material companies taking a hit as weak Chinese data and a slide in oil prices raised concerns about global growth. "When you look overseas, there's not just concerns about a global slowdown, but a global recession that might be brewing," said Jerry Braakman, chief...

  • Police stand behind a crime scene tape in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016. 

    A county official says reports of an active shooter at a school in North Carolina on Friday turned out to be malfunctioning water heater.

  • "I look forward to continuing my conversations with my House Republican colleagues as I make the case for why I'm the best candidate to lead our committee going forward," McHenry said in a statement, two days after Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in congressional elections. If he becomes the ranking Republican on the House Financial...