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More expensive software may not yield more answers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – Mecklenburg County officials are looking at a proposal to spend $50,000 in upfront costs and $10,000 annually to replace $500-a-year software that models the economic benefits and drawbacks of offering industries incentives to move or expand here. But ...

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Nonprofit seeks input on development strategy for Charlotte region (access required)

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CONNECT our Future is seeking input from residents of 14 counties over the next two months as it develops a framework to help shape the region’s growth. The nonprofit CONNECT Consortium is funded by $7.9 million, which includes $4.9 million ...

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Leveraged landlording (access required)

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Wall Street is at it again, slicing and dicing securities, hoping to sell pieces of the pie to investors hungry for better returns. But instead of offering investors bonds backed by mortgages, private equity firms are looking at new financial ...

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Loan program’s payment resets may lead to foreclosures (access required)

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Some homeowners who got a lifeline from the federal government through a loan modification program are about to get a rude awakening as interest rates on the loans – and the payments – start to rise this year. Most payments ...

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For want of qualified workers (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The writing has been on the yet-to-be-built wall for the last couple of years. After a tough time during the Great Recession, construction firms have returned to their feet and are rebuilding the business that was lost during ...

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