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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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UPDATED: Eastland Mall movie studio plan ‘on life support’ (access required)

UPDATED: Eastland Mall movie studio plan ‘on life support’ <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

CHARLOTTE – The $300 million plan to bring a movie studio complex to Eastland Mall, two years in the making, is hanging on by the tiniest string of the thinnest thread after last week’s meeting of the City Council Economic ...

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City to meet with movie studio developer as expiration date looms (access required)

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CHARLOTTE – The city’s Economic Development and Global Competitiveness Committee will meet Thursday to hear an updated presentation from Studio Charlotte Development on the company’s plans for the former Eastland Mall site. On Oct. 1, the city entered into a ...

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Insurers and state commissioner at an impasse over increase in homeowners’ rates (access required)

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Insurers want to increase homeowners’ premiums an average of 25 percent across North Carolina. They say the rate increase is needed to cover all the claims insurance companies have paid out over the last couple of years, an amount that ...

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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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