North Carolina’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in March, marking the fifth straight month that the rate has remained below double digits. The Employment Security Commission said today the rate was 9.7 percent, compared with 9.8 percent in February and 11.3 ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina’s out-of-work residents who just lost their unemployment benefits are telling their stories at the state capitol to protest a political faceoff that halted extended help for 37,000 jobless. Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed legislation over the weekend ...
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RALEIGH — Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and Republicans traded verbal jabs today over who’s getting the state economy back on track, a sign of their increasingly frayed relations heading into rough-and-tumble budget negotiations and the 2012 campaign. Perdue and Senate ...Read More »
Unemployment in the Charlotte area fell to 10.7 percent in February from 11.2 percent in January, while Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 10.2 percent, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said today. Those rates are still higher than ...
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Charlotte-based Forsite Development said today that it now has financing partners for a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s garbage and convert it to energy as part of the ReVenture Park development. ReCommunity, Pegasus Capital Advisors and Hannon Armstrong Securities ...Read More »
In Charlotte, as in the rest of the country, the construction industry is feeling the pinch. The cost of building materials keeps rising. According to a March 16 Associated General Contractors of America report, material prices for all types of ...
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The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament set an attendance record when it was held in Charlotte last month. According to figures released today from by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, the 66th annual men’s and women’s tournament had 190,000 attendees. During ...Read More »
Siemens Corp. today said Charlotte will be the first site to be spotlighted in a public relations initiative to draw attention to the more than 3,000 positions the company is looking to fill across the U.S. Under the ”Where the Jobs Are” campaign, Siemens, ...Read More »
The York County Chamber of Commerce is calling for greater representation for York County in the South Carolina General Assembly. The resolution was presented to the state Senate’s Redistricting Subcommittee Wednesday night at a public hearing at York Technical College’s ...
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From 2000 to 2010, North Carolina’s population grew 18.5 percent from 2000, according to 2010 Census Bureau data. That growth is the result of three factors combined — job opportunities, the state’s central location on the East Coast and nice weather ...Read More »