Business Outlook http://wunc.org en North Carolina Is One Step Closer To Lifting Its De-Facto Moratorium On Fracking http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-one-step-closer-lifting-its-de-facto-moratorium-fracking <p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36410 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Is One Step Closer To Lifting Its De-Facto Moratorium On Fracking NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Tuesday, May 27 http://wunc.org/post/nc-general-assembly-stories-we-re-following-week-tuesday-may-27 <p>The biggest piece of legislation expected when North Carolina law makers return from the Memorial Day weekend is the Senate’s budget proposal for the fiscal year, which starts July 1. The office of Rules Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Hendersonville) said on Friday that a budget could be made public this week, and the office of Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger Jr. (R-Eden) similarly said a budget will be released “in the coming days.”<br /> Mon, 26 May 2014 21:24:35 +0000 Jorge Valencia 36172 at http://wunc.org NC General Assembly Stories We’re Following: Week Of Tuesday, May 27 PNC Survey Shows Weak Business Optimism http://wunc.org/post/pnc-survey-shows-weak-business-optimism <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A PNC survey shows small to mid-sized business owners across the state are less optimistic about doing business than they were six months ago.&nbsp; The PNC Economic Outlook survey shows 8 percent of business owners intend to add full-time employees.&nbsp; Nationwide, it&rsquo;s 16 pecent.</p><p>PNC Economist Mekael Teshome says &nbsp;North Carolina business owners continue to report weak sales and are being extremely cautious.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 12:17:27 +0000 Leoneda Inge 23587 at http://wunc.org PNC Survey Shows Weak Business Optimism