CHARLOTTE — Bank of America is laying off 540 workers in a division that handles troubled mortgages. The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/UKAOzk) that the cuts announced Wednesday amount to nearly two-thirds of the local workforce in the Legacy Asset Servicing ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — Two regulatory overhaul bills that target protest petitions, mugshots, tanning beds and autism insurance have been approved in the North Carolina House. The two bills passed Wednesday night, although Republicans were divided over the bills. Many GOP lawmakers said the bills ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina House members and film industry leaders argue anything short of a one-year extension on current tax credits for movie and TV production expenses will mean lost jobs in the state. Wilmington-area lawmakers and film executives held a Legislative Building ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina will be the subject of a program sponsored by the North Carolina State Archives. The program will be Monday afternoon in the State Archives Search Room at the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources in Raleigh. The chief of the North Carolina Geodetic Survey ...
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Activist investor Carl Icahn is urging discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc. to put itself up for sale immediately, saying its performance is weakening and it faces mounting competition. Icahn is also calling for three of his representatives to be ...Read More »
ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Supermarkets, full-service restaurants and boutiques are among the businesses that could again draw people to downtown Orangeburg. Such amenities, as well as sprucing up and fixing dilapidated buildings, are among the suggestions that community planners say could ...
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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate increased slightly in May as the percentage of people losing their jobs outpaced job growth. The state Commerce Department reported Friday that North Carolina’s unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in May, which was two-tenths of a percentage point up from ...
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RALEIGH — An unemployment insurance bill heading to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk makes changes he sought but also tinkers with a commission that makes final benefit appeal decisions. The House voted for Senate changes to the measure, which would require ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The General Assembly has received final approval to clarify a law on time limits for filing personal injury lawsuits in North Carolina courts. The bill could help tainted water litigation continue for Asheville homeowners and former Camp Lejeune residents. The proposed ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Lawmakers have finalized the requirements a new private nonprofit corporation must meet before it can take over business recruiting and marketing and tourism functions currently housed within North Carolina’s government. The Senate unanimously approved on Wednesday a House bill that ...Read More »