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NC lawmakers to look at federal health care law (access required)

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, ...

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Health care signups: More older Americans so far (access required)

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 ...

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NC-to-DC high speed rail compact to meet in Va. (access required)

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 ...

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UPDATED: NC Democrats want long-term jobless aid revived (access required)

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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A look at 10 historic sites saved, 10 lost in 2013 (access required)

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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Berkshire Hathaway owns 31 pct of wallboard maker (access required)

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 ...

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NC, SC populations keep growing (access required)

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 ...

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