NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in Bangladesh’s capital accepted murder charges Monday against 41 people including the owner of the Rana Plaza building that collapsed in 2013 and highlighted grim conditions in the country’s garment industry. More than 1,100 people, ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.7 percent in November, a figure above the national average of 5 percent. The state Commerce Department said Friday that the North Carolina rate was also higher than the 5.5 percent state rate ...Read More »
MIAMI (AP) — Two years of solid hiring and record-low interest rates are translating into a big rebound for home builders, pushing Lennar easily past profit expectations for the fourth quarter. The nation’s second-largest home builder recorded net income of ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House members have started scrutinizing the state’s transportation needs and how to locate more funds over time to pay for building them. A special committee held its first meeting Tuesday. Members talked about the goals ...
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U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident about their sales prospects in coming months, though they remain positive overall that the housing market will continue to improve next year. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released ...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly’s government watchdog agency says North Carolina should do away with how it sorts its 100 counties into three tiers based on economic prosperity because it doesn’t help poor areas enough. The Program Evaluation Division ...Read More »
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Now that the Great Recession is over, Beaufort County officials say the county should review its development impact fees which have not been adjusted in a decade. U.S. Census figures show the Beaufort area is one of the 20 ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory wants Charlotte area transportation leaders to vote again on toll lanes proposed for Interstate 77. Local media outlets reported that the governor on Monday sent a letter to the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization asking ...Read More »
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Still another attempt to sell the state’s old Port Royal port has fallen through and the property is now headed to auction. The Beaufort Gazette reports the high cost of part of the property and questions about an insurance settlement ...Read More »