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Striking out (access required)

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Construction hasn’t even begun on the proposed 25-field, $20 million America’s Park. No one has even announced an exact date on which construction will begin, and the project’s expected completion has already been pushed back at least once. Indeed, America’s Park has been besieged by curveball after curveball.

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Interior motives  (access required)

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In October of 2010, Marcyne Touchton’s phone stopped ringing. “I didn’t know what was going on,” said Touchton, founder of Charlotte-based home-staging company Domaine Staging. What was going on was the Great Recession; Domaine was feeling the effects of the plummeting real estate market.

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Unsettled: Who’s upset by the $25B 
foreclosure deal and why (access required)

When the nation’s largest banks, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo, reached a $25 billion settlement with state attorneys general from 49 states this month, some saw it as a way to address the foreclosure crisis. But some say the most remarkable thing about the settlement might be the parts of the foreclosure crisis it ignored.

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Cashing out (access required)

When Charlotte-based Bank of America confirmed this month that it's selling two of its Uptown skyscrapers, Hearst Tower and Fifth Third Center, it wasn’t surprising that it stirred speculation about the city’s future as a financial hub. But some say the sale could be a good thing for Charlotte.

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In Pineville, a tale of two subdivisions (access required)

In one slice of Pineville, it’s the best of the best of times and the worst of times. At Carolina Village, the sound of home construction echoes through streets lined with houses either occupied or in one stage or another of construction. Across the street and only half a mile away, the air is quiet and the lots are empty at Parkway Crossing.

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