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 »
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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 »
Iron Horse Auction Co. of Rockingham will be auctioning 132 vacant lots in Mitchell County, including property in River Pointe Subdivision, Deer Park Lake Estates, Falling Waters Subdivision, Diamond Ridge, The Equestrian Center at Lazy Spring, Brushy Creek Estates, Winery ...Read More »
RALEIGH — A bill to reform regulation in North Carolina is moving quickly toward the House floor. The measure also includes ethics requirements for city officials and would make mug shots a private record until a person is charged with a crime. It ...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 »
RALEIGH — North Carolina lawmakers have passed a bill to clarify the role of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport Commission, but Charlotte’s mayor questions whether it clarifies anything. The Senate bill, which says the commission will run the airport on the city’s behalf, ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Senate Republicans and Gov. Pat McCrory staked out claims Tuesday on their preferences for North Carolina’s 2015 budget as negotiations moved up a notch in intensity, now that the House has passed its spending plan. As Senate budget committee members met ...Read More »