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Liberty Global Inc., the cable TV operator controlled by media mogul John Malone, is buying U.K.-based Virgin Media Inc. in a $16 billion deal that steps up the rivalry between Malone and fellow billionaire Rupert Murdoch.

Modified: 02/06/13 05:58:27 PM

Jane Currin, a Raleigh Pampered Chef consultant, is one of millions of entrepreneurs who have turned to direct sales as a way to start their own business and make extra money.

Modified: 02/05/13 04:25:18 AM
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Duke Energy Carolinas on Monday asked regulators for permission to raise its North Carolina rates by 9.7 percent, increasing typical residential bills by about $14 a month. The increase would be the utility’s third since 2009.

Modified: 02/04/13 06:01:59 PM

The possibility of free, powerful Wi-Fi networks has rattled the wireless industry. But Google, Microsoft and others say it would spark innovation and help the poor.

Modified: 02/05/13 01:50:32 AM

Now that the holiday bills have arrived, many face the daunting task of whittling down the mountain of often high-interest credit card debt before it gets out of control.

Modified: 02/02/13 08:39:52 PM

Jen Hughes used to have the time to hunt for online coupon codes and refresh her Web browser to see if the clothes she wanted had gone on sale yet. But after she had her first child, she said, trying to track e-commerce prices had to go.

Modified: 02/01/13 05:28:00 PM

All 13 episodes of Netflix’s first drama, ‘House of Cards,’ is being streamed for viewing in one sitting if that’s what a viewer wants. The decision reflects that many viewers now stockpile shows and watch them all at once – a trend that could end up affecting ratings and ad rates.

Modified: 02/01/13 08:59:03 PM

Bank of America says its online banking website crashed Friday, leaving customers temporarily unable to access their accounts.

Modified: 02/02/13 01:03:20 AM

Automakers and industry analysts forecast sales this year will be as high as 15.5 million.

Modified: 02/01/13 04:53:59 PM

The launch of the iPhone 5 and the declining popularity of non-smartphones have made Apple the biggest seller of phones in the U.S. for the first time, research firm Strategy Analytics said Friday.

Modified: 02/01/13 05:53:32 PM

Calling it a “bad deal for consumers,” the Justice Department sued Thursday to block Anheuser-Busch InBev’s proposed $20 billion purchase of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo.

Modified: 01/31/13 07:53:01 PM

Lenovo, the world's No. 2 personal computer maker, enjoyed market-leading PC sales and growing smartphone sales in overseas markets. The company is based in China but has an executive headquarters in Morrisville that employs about 2,000 workers.

Modified: 01/31/13 02:14:16 AM

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