RALEIGH — Republicans in the General Assembly have been hostile to the federal health care overhaul for years. Now, their leaders are convening a committee to examine the law’s effects upon North Carolina’s economy and insurance market. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, ...Read More »
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WASHINGTON — Younger people went for President Barack Obama at election time, but will they buy his health insurance? New government figures show it’s an older, costlier crowd that’s signing up so far for health insurance under Obama’s health care ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Ready to put an economic spotlight on his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and making a case that, even against a divided Congress, he can still ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE — Gov. Pat McCrory has decided to hold a special election to fill Democratic U.S. Rep. Mel Watt’s seat when the primary and general elections are held in 2014. The Republican governor said Monday that his move will save ...Read More »
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia and North Carolina representatives are scheduled to meet on the development of high-speed rail service from Charlotte to Washington, D.C. Members of the Virginia-North Carolina Interstate High Speed Rail Compact are to meet Tuesday in Richmond. The panel is made up ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — North Carolina Rep. Mel Watt has been sworn in to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Vice President Joe Biden presided over a ceremonial swearing-in on Monday on the White House grounds. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx officially swore in Watt earlier ...Read More »
RALEIGH — U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Monday she’s pushing North Carolina to rejoin the rest of the states to help the long-term unemployed with emergency unemployment benefits. But Republican legislative leaders – including one who wants to unseat her this fall – ...
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WASHINGTON — Chicago’s Wrigley Field, New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre and a historic Los Angeles’ shipbuilding center have joined a list of sites being saved thanks to the efforts of historic preservationists in 2013. The National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled a list of 10 sites saved and 10 sites lost in 2013. ...
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OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett’s company now owns nearly 31 percent of the world’s largest manufacturer of wallboard, USG Corp. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. filed an update with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday showing that it now owns 43.4 ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina and South Carolina keep growing at a strong clip. The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday its national and state-by-state population estimates. It projected North Carolina’s population at nearly 9.85 million people as of July 1. That’s an increase of almost 100,000 people compared ...Read More »