RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate continued improving in January to near the national average, falling to 6.7 percent, the state Commerce Department reported Monday. The report was the latest to contain mixed messages about how well the state’s economy was shaping up ...Read More »
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JAMESTOWN — Gov. Pat McCrory and top legislative leaders say they’ll commit about $200 million over the next two years to raise pay for starting teachers from nearly $31,000 a year to $35,000 to keep educators from leaving classrooms. The agreement ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Health insurance enrollment during the first few months of the federal overhaul law was stronger in North Carolina than in all but four other states, a new report released Monday said. Almost 108,000 North Carolina residents signed up for health insurance in the first ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The new head of the North Carolina organization expected to run the state’s privatized job recruitment efforts says CEOs know that tax breaks and other corporate incentives have only a marginal impact in attracting businesses. State Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker on ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is moving to privatize parts of the public agency that woos companies and jobs to North Carolina, hoping to make business recruitment more agile and effective. The revamp would motivate business recruiters in the same way ...
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RALEIGH — President Barack Obama’s decision a month ago that allowed people to keep insurance policies once slated for cancellation under the federal health overhaul has received a mixed response from insurers, state regulators and consumers. In pitching the overhaul, ...Read More »
HILLSBOROUGH — A defense attorney says a former professor at the center of an academic scandal involving athletes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will plead not guilty to a felony fraud charge. Julius Nyang’Oro was chairman of the Department ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Congressional Republicans are making North Carolina a temporary showpiece for opposition to the federal health insurance overhaul law. Republican U.S. Reps. Robert Pittenger of Charlotte and Renee Ellmers of Dunn held an online video conference call on Thursday to hear from ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Some of the more than 473,000 North Carolina residents whose health insurance policies were canceled by their companies for not meeting new federal coverage standards may get to keep their current policies under a change President Barack Obama announced Thursday. White ...
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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Court of Appeals is being asked to decide whether the deal that made Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. the country’s largest electric company should be revised to do more for consumers. The court will hear arguments Wednesday challenging the ...Read More »