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 »
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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 »
FORT MILL, S.C. — The Charlotte Knights have officially said goodbye to the South Carolina stadium that was their home turf for more than two decades. The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/1enYbCx ) that Knights executive vice president Dan Rajkowski ceremonially locked ...Read More »
SAN FRANCISCO — Wells Fargo says it has made a $591 million deal with Fannie Mae to settle obligations related to loans that went bad after the housing bubble burst. The deal announced Monday covers loans made through 2008. Wells ...Read More »
CHAPEL HILL — Chapel Hill-based Eco-Site Inc. wants to give blighted properties in urban areas a second chance as wireless communication tower sites. The approximately year-old company, which received an $80 million equity financing commitment last year, is looking to ...Read More »
ROCK HILL, S.C. — The Catawba Indian Nation plans to open its new high stakes bingo parlor in Rock Hill in March. The Herald of Rock Hill reports the tribe signed a lease for a 45,000 square-foot building near Interstate ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages crept higher this week but remained low by historical standards. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.48 percent from 4.47 percent last week. ...Read More »