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Waterbean Coffee to fill former Parliament space Uptown

Locally owned Waterbean Coffee is expanding fast, opening its seventh Charlotte-area location in Uptown by early March. Why it matters: Waterbean’s...

London electric vehicle maker Arrival will open its North American HQ in South End

The London-based electric vehicle company Arrival will open a North American headquarters in South End, where it will add 150 new jobs. Arrival has signed a...

Most states now have legal medical marijuana, but N.C. lags behind

Marijuana won big this election, gaining legal ground in five states, but it remains illegal in North Carolina. That’s not expected to change with the...

Working from home is the new corporate reality for the foreseeable future in Charlotte

This story was last updated at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 14. A few months ago, I wrote about Charlotte companies that’ve told employees to work...

29 small business owners who proved 2020 wasn’t all bad

This roundup is really simple. It’s a celebration of some of the small businesses in Charlotte doing cool things, from expansion to pandemic pivots. This...

Why it matters that Charlotte-based Red Ventures just bought $500 million worth of digital media brands

In a $500 million deal with Viacom CBS, Red Ventures added CNET, the media group behind brands like TVGuide.com and Chowhound, to its growing portfolio. What...

Analysis: How much CEOs and typical employees make at Charlotte’s biggest public companies

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan is the highest paid CEO in Charlotte, according to an analysis of publicly traded companies in the region. In 2019, Moynihan...

Belk conducts another mass layoff at its Charlotte corporate office

Belk laid off an undisclosed number of employees at its corporate office in Charlotte this week, marking the latest blow for the formerly family-run icon....

How to support Black-owned businesses in Charlotte

First there was the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately affected communities of color — and forced businesses to temporarily close and lose...

How to get money if your Charlotte small business has been financially hurt by COVID-19

If you’re a small business owner financially hurt by COVID-19, you’ve probably heard by now that getting help through the federal...

EatWorkPlay quietly returns with a new name and a new mission: selling $20 masks

Five months ago, the online lifestyle guide EatWorkPlay CLT postponed its black-tie charity gala with days notice and little explanation. When I looked into...

Meet the 8-year-old who has sold almost 4,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies

A few days ago I met the best saleswoman in Charlotte. Her name is Olive, and she’s 8 years old. With several weeks left in cookie season, Olive has...