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  • Buying Used: Hot to choose a preowned vehicle that will provide years of loyal service.

    Prices on used vehicles have climbed due to reduced new vehicle sales the past several years, a drop in leasing and fewer trade-ins. Prices on fuel-efficient models have increased with particular speed, with values up 20 percent from January to May 2011,...
  • Women deceived into sharing nude photos that were posted on website, feds allege

    Women deceived into sharing nude photos that were posted on website, feds allege
    If you can't resist posing for nude photos, here's another reminder why you should resist the temptation to share them. Many women who were duped into sharing intimate images found them posted online without their permission, authorities allege. The...
  • TracFone Wireless to pay $40-million settlement over unlimited data

    The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that...
  • Family Dollar shareholders approve sale to Dollar Tree

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Family Dollar shareholders voted Thursday to sell the retailer to rival Dollar Tree. Virginia-based Dollar Tree has said the Family Dollar name will live on, with many of Family Dollar's stores remaining. While Dollar Tree CEO Bob...
  • Family Dollar to learn fate at Thursday vote: 3 possible outcomes

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Family Dollar shareholders will likely approve a deal Thursday to sell the retailer to Dollar Tree, ending local control of one of the Charlotte region's most prominent homegrown companies. The drama has stretched on since July, with...
  • Apple steps up lobbying in Washington amid push into health apps

    Tim Cook recently traveled to an unfamiliar destination for an Apple Inc. chief executive officer: The U.S. Capitol. During the trip last month, Cook posed for a photo with Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican taking over the Senate Finance Committee...
  • Source close to Family Dollar thinks Dollar General bid finished

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. A source close to Family Dollar said Thursday that the company views Dollar General's hostile bid to buy the retailer as finished, following Dollar General's announcement Thursday that it needs more time to get antitrust approval....
  • Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree CEO to Family Dollar CEO: We are at 'the end of our patience'

    Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree CEO to Family Dollar CEO: We are at 'the end of our patience'
    The chief executive of Chesapeake-based Dollar Tree, the discount retailer trying to buy Family Dollar, has some strong words for Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine: "We have reached the end of our patience." Family Dollar, based in the Charlotte suburb of...
  • Dollar Tree's Bob Sasser to Family Dollar CEO: We are at 'the end of our patience'

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. The chief executive of Dollar Tree, the discount retailer trying to buy Family Dollar, has some strong words for Family Dollar CEO Howard Levine: "We ... have reached the end of our patience." Family Dollar, based in the Charlotte...
  • Intel CEO aims to improve diversity; Ford experiments with car tech; FTC chair talks privacy

    The tech industry says it wants more diversity in its workforce, but the actual hiring doesn't reflect that. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich challenged his own company and the entire industry to do more. Meanwhile, the future of driverless cars was the...
  • Federal Trade Commission chair says coming bonanza of connected devices poses privacy concerns

    While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and "smart" home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission is pressing the tech industry to protect consumer privacy. Powerful networks of data...