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NC health insurance consumers drawn to policies (access required)

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 ...

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New NC jobs recruiting head downplays incentives (access required)

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 ...

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NC plans business recruiting to be more like sales (access required)

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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Obama reversal on health plan gets mixed reviews (access required)

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, ...

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UPDATE: Ex-UNC professor to plead not guilty to charge (access required)

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 ...

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US House hearing to air NC health law complaints (access required)

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 ...

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Obama move on canceled plans may touch 475K in NC (access required)

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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