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A huge swath of homes in Dilworth is being sold to a medical affiliated company. The Charlotte Ledger business newsletter reports the homes, about two dozen, all are in an area adjacent to Atrium where the hospital already owns 25 homes. Atrium earlier this year announced plans to expand its presence in the neighborhood. 

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Last week the Charlotte Observer’s parent company, McClatchy, announced it will stop printing Saturday editions at all of its papers next year. The California-based company, which also owns the Raleigh News & Observer and the Rock Hill Herald, is about $700 million in debt. 

Federal Reserve, FDIC Approve Merger Of BB&T, SunTrust Banks

Nov 19, 2019
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NEW YORK  — The Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Tuesday approved the $66 billion merger between BB&T and SunTrust, clearing the last hurdles in creating the sixth-largest bank in the U.S.

The uptown Charlotte skyline is seen Nov. 2, 2019, from Bland Street in Charlotte's South End neighborhood.
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More big change is in the works for Charlotte’s South End. Two companies announced last week they’re building a 23-story office tower. Lowe’s is also building an office tower for 2,000 tech workers.

It’s a shift for the neighborhood that for the past several years has been marked by the rise of countless apartment complexes.

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Charlotte's reputation as a major banking center is getting a big boost. Southeastern regional banks BB&T of Winston-Salem and SunTrust of Atlanta are merging to create the nation's sixth largest bank. The combined company will have a new name, yet to be announced. And it will be headquartered in Charlotte.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — BB&T says its customer service system has "substantially recovered" after an outage which impacted thousands of customers.

Spokesman Brian Davis said in a statement on Saturday that the bank was making significant progress to repair problems blamed on an equipment malfunction at a data center. He says the bank is reviewing the cause of the problem to ensure it doesn't happen again.