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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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New NC jobs recruiting head downplays incentives (access required)

RALEIGH — The new head of the North Carolina organization expected to run the state’s privatized job recruitment efforts says CEOs know that tax breaks and other corporate incentives have only a marginal impact in attracting businesses. State Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker on ...

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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: McCrory: ‘Carolina Comeback’ economic recovery (access required)

DURHAM — Gov. Pat McCrory touted what he termed as the “Great Carolina Comeback” on Monday as evidence the state’s Republican-authored economic and tax reforms are working. McCrory was the keynote speaker at the Annual Economic Forecast Forum hosted by the North Carolina Bankers ...

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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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UPDATED: NC Supreme Court ponders legality of redistricting (access required)

RALEIGH — The validity of North Carolina’s legislative and congressional maps is back in the hands of the state Supreme Court as attorneys argued Monday whether the boundaries comply with federal and state laws and previous court opinions. The court’s seven justices offered ...

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NC Democrats seek Hagan win, legislative seats (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats sapped of ruling power in  state government over the past three years are cautiously optimistic their fortunes will improve in 2014, thanks to what they describe as poor Republican policy decisions in Raleigh. Party leaders and organizers say ...

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NC plans business recruiting to be more like sales (access required)

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration is moving to privatize parts of the public agency that woos companies and jobs to North Carolina, hoping to make business recruitment more agile and effective. The revamp would motivate business recruiters in the same way ...

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