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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)

City to meet with movie studio developer as expiration date looms <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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)

Insurers and state commissioner at an impasse over increase in homeowners’ rates <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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)

Leveraged landlording <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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)

Loan program’s payment resets may lead to foreclosures <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

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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Construction safety coalition slams OSHA’s proposed silica rule (access required)

Construction safety coalition slams OSHA’s proposed silica rule <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition last week issued a stern denouncement of a rule proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration aimed to reduce silica exposure. According to the OSHA website, the proposed crystalline silica rule would impact as ...

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A panhandle apart: The needs of northern Lancaster County’s bedroom community differ from the rural rest (access required)

A panhandle apart: The needs of northern Lancaster County’s bedroom community differ from the rural rest <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

INDIAN LAND – Two homeowners in the state-line straddling Bridgehampton subdivision dialed 911 to report a prowler. Sirens wailing, five Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department cars converged on the home of one of the callers within minutes. A quarter of an hour ...

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