Business & Economy

Business & Economy
5:00 am
Fri September 21, 2012

More Funding Expected For Raleigh's Union Station

The head of federal railroads will be in Raleigh today to announce more money for a new train terminal. Passengers who board trains in Raleigh arrive to a cramped terminal with few parking spaces. City and state planners hope a new depot -- called Union Station -- will better serve travelers. Federal rail administrator Joseph Szabo is expected to announce more federal dollars for the project.

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Business & Economy
7:25 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Roanoke Rapids Theatre Re-Opens

Roanoke Rapids officials are hoping they’ve found the right mix of games and entertainment to create an economic engine for the city near I-95 on the Virginia border.  Roanoke Rapids spent millions of dollars on a theatre named after Dolly Parton’s brother – it failed.  And that was tough for a community that has already been hit hard.  Mayor Emery Doughtie.

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Business & Economy
9:00 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Duke CFO Survey Shows Pessimism

The latest Duke University CFO Magazine survey shows rising pessimism among companies in the US and abroad.

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Business & Economy
4:35 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

D.R. Horton Will Return Mineral Rights

A homebuilding company that had retained the mineral rights of about 850 newly built houses has agreed to return them to consumers.

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Economy
7:09 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Positive Employment Outlook For NC

Numbers released today by the employment firm Manpower show a favorable job market for North Carolina.  Leoneda Inge reports.

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Business & Economy
9:15 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Mortgage Conference In Raleigh

The annual American Mortgage Conference gets underway today in Raleigh. Bankers, regulators, and government officials will meet for 3 days to discuss ways to get the mortgage market moving again. Thad Woodard is president and CEO of the North Carolina Bankers Association. He says the system now is much more strictly regulated under the Dodd-Frank financial reform act.

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Business & Economy
6:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Underpass To Link UNC-Greensboro Expansion

UNC-Greensboro is breaking ground on a pedestrian underpass this morning.

The project will provide a pathway under Lee Street and a railway. It will connect the main UNC-G campus with a mixed-use village, currently under construction. When complete, Spartan Village will include 1,400 resident beds, retail space and a new student recreation center. Jorge Quintal is Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities. He says this project will increase the campus by 20-percent.

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Business & Economy
4:30 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Funding For Smart Grids

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency has reached a goal to expand smart grid technology usage. Vilsack says one of the biggest challenges in rural development is the efficient delivery of power. He hopes more money the USDA has secured will help electric co-ops better serve farms and ranches.

Tom Vilsack: "We want to do a better job of working with them to make sure that their customers are as efficient with the use of their electricity and power as possible which is why smart metering makes sense."

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Business & Economy
7:21 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Recession Deep, Recovery Slow In North Carolina

The economic downturn hit North Carolina harder than much of the country, and it will take the state longer to recover. That's the conclusion of a new report from UNC's Global Research Institute.

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Business & Economy
6:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Some Growth For Greensboro Economy

Across the state elected officials, business leaders and job seekers continue to monitor unemployment rates, local economic growth and job opportunities. In Greensboro the Chamber of Commerce touted some good news this week, hoping to spark a little optimism. Jeff Tiberii reports there are signs of improvement, but also lingering problems in the workforce.

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