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NC economic board unveils jobs plan to Gov McCrory (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina business leaders, educators and elected officials have given Gov. Pat McCrory what’s billed as a road map for the state’s economic prosperity for the next decade. The North Carolina Economic Development Board presented its proposal Friday to McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon ...

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Hearing Friday on N.C. home insurance rates, which could climb by 25 percent (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina homeowners are looking at insurance cost increases averaging 25 percent starting in August if the state’s regulator goes along, and his office is expected to hear Friday from some of those angriest about the prospect of higher premiums. The ...

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NC health insurance consumers drawn to policies (access required)

RALEIGH — Health insurance enrollment during the first few months of the federal overhaul law was stronger in North Carolina than in all but four other states, a new report released Monday said. Almost 108,000 North Carolina residents signed up for health insurance in the first ...

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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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