Manufacturing and consumer confidence improved in February and housing stabilized last month, indicating the U.S. economy is shaking off the effects of the harsh winter and loss of momentum at the end of 2013.
Jamie Dimon, who built JPMorgan Chase & Co. into the world’s biggest investment bank, said threats to its dominance may come from Beijing, Silicon Valley and a San Francisco-based rival with a stage-coach logo.
Google Inc. is initiating talks with nine U.S. metropolitan areas about bringing its high-speed broadband Internet service to consumers, as the search provider steps up competition with cable and phone companies.
In Charlotte, 42 percent of the population rents and the remaining 58 percent are homeowners. And in the past year the Charlotte real estate market has seen an 8.6 percent increase in value, with a median sales price of $183,200, according to Zillow.