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Business & Economy
6:00 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Triangle Home Sales

Home sales were down in 2010 in the greater Triangle area.  But the average price of homes went up. 

The federal tax credit for first time home buyers kept housing sales on track for the first two quarters of 2010.  But when the program ended – housing sales took a hit.

Stacey Anfindsen is director of the Triangle Multiple Listing Service.  He says the total number of home sales in the greater Triangle area was 20,643 homes – six-percent behind sales in 2009.  But the average price of homes jumped three-percent.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Mon January 24, 2011

Public to Weigh In on Insurace Rate Increases

The North Carolina Department of Insurance will hold a public comment session in Raleigh this morning on possible insurance rate increases. The North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents all the insurance companies doing business in the state, filed a request to raise rates an average of 20.9 percent for this year. Kerry Hall is a spokeswoman for the Insurance Department.

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Sports
5:45 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Figure Skating Championships Glide into Greensboro

Thousands of visitors are pouring into Greensboro for one of this country's most prestigious sporting events- the annual U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Jessica Jones reports.

Thousands of visitors are pouring into Greensboro for one of this country's most prestigious sporting events- the annual U-S Figure Skating Championships. It begins tomorrow and runs through January 30th at the Greensboro Coliseum. This is the first time North Carolina has ever hosted the competition.

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Sports
4:00 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

U.S. Figure Skating Comes to Greensboro

The nation's most prestigious figure skating event will begin tomorrow in Greensboro. The 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships features the best figure skaters in the country. They're competing for a variety of prizes in different categories. It's the first time North Carolina has hosted the competition. Kim Strable heads the Greensboro Sports Commission, which helps bring big events like this to the city. He says if everything goes smoothly next week, it will open the doors for Greensboro to host more skating competitions.

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Arts & Culture
3:05 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Remembering Reynolds Price

Reynolds Price
Credit Duke University

Reynolds Price has died. The prolific author and professor of English at Duke University passed away yesterday. He was 77 years old.

Reynolds Price has died. The prolific author and professor of English at Duke University passed away yesterday. He was 77 years old.

Reynolds Price had a motto. The man who wrote dozens of books, poems, essays, and plays and taught for six decades at his alma mater lived his life by words offered to him by a teacher at Oxford University more than 50 years ago.

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Business & Economy
2:35 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Duke Study Looks At Offshoring Jobs

A new report from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business shows a shortage of skilled workers in the U-S may be one of the main reasons for the off-shoring of American business service jobs.  Arie Lewin is a Duke professor of strategy and international business.  He says American companies in I-T services and software development are not saving money by off-shoring

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Business & Economy
1:00 am
Fri January 21, 2011

SAS Celebrates Success

SAS has a lot to celebrate this week. The software company continues to hire during the tough economy. 

SAS founders and employees enjoyed champagne and sparkling cider at their Cary headquarters yesterday. For the second year in a row – they’ve been ranked number one on Fortune Magazine’s “Best Companies to Work For” list. SAS is also celebrating record revenue for 2010 – 2.43 billion dollars, up 5.2-percent from the year before. John Sall is co-founder and Executive Vice President of SAS.

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Health
6:30 pm
Thu January 20, 2011

Food-Borne Illness In North Carolina

Salmonella, magnified 15,000X
Credit CDC/ Janice Haney Carr

Many cases of food-borne illness go unreported and undetected - that's according to a new report.

The report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest looks at food borne disease around the country. It says North Carolina reported 156 outbreaks to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention over a decade, and solved about half of them.

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Business & Economy
5:00 am
Thu January 20, 2011

AmEx Will Close Greensboro Call Center

American Express plans to close a call center in Greensboro that employs 1900 employees.

Company officials say the decision to close the service center was not based on employees' performance. It's because these days many customers prefer to check their balances and pay bills online rather than calling an operator for help.

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Business & Economy
6:25 am
Wed January 19, 2011

Glaxo Writes Off $3.4 Billion to Cover Avandia Costs

More bad news for Glaxo Smith Kline as the company attempts to account for the costs of Avandia litigation. .

GSK made the announcement in a statement posted on the company's website. Glaxo will take a $3.4 billion write-off out of fourth quarter profits to cover liability costs for blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia.

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