NEW YORK – The Blackstone Group LP on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.26 billion. The company owns Invitation Homes, a real estate investment trust that has bought 1,220 Mecklenburg County homes to hold as rentals since 2012, according to ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory will deliver the biennial State of the State address to the North Carolina General Assembly next week. The House and Senate meeting Wednesday approved a resolution inviting McCrory to speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the ...Read More »
CHARLOTTE — The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s sponsorship revenue has dropped sharply in the past few years. The Charlotte Observer reported that sponsorship revenue has dropped from $1.5 million in 2012 to $110,000 for the new budget year starting in ...Read More »
RALEIGH — A collection of business groups and local governments say North Carolina state leaders must act to address a long-term transportation funding shortfall. The North Carolina Chamber leads the Coalition for a Prosperous Future, which plans a Raleigh news ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The North Carolina legislature is back in town and ready to work for the year following a two-week break. The House and Senate planned to reconvene the General Assembly session at midday Wednesday. Little debate was expected on ...
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RALEIGH — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is leading the resumption of protests targeting policies backed by the GOP-led Legislature. Ministers and activists are gathering Wednesday morning before marching to the Legislative Building to hold a demonstration on ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says moving closer to drilling offshore of the Carolinas is a step in the right direction. The Obama administration on Tuesday included tracts off the coast in a draft proposal of areas that ...Read More »
WILMINGTON — It’s a new era for the North Carolina film industry. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that producers of television and films can now apply for money under the state’s new $10 million grant program. The grants replace the state’s old tax ...
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GREENVILLE — A former North Carolina lawmaker originally convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and facing a retrial next month has pleaded guilty to a single count. U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Monday that former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque pleaded ...Read More »
WILMINGTON — North Carolina homeowners are being told to pay higher insurance premiums or risk losing their coverage under law that allows companies to pay more than the state has approved. The StarNews of Wilmington reported (http://bit.ly/1B9kp5h) insurance companies are ...Read More »