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  • Dems to Obama: Get off the dime on Keystone! Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    President Barack Obama at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma.

    Eleven Democratic senators urged Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone.

  • Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

  • Family Dollar to close stores as shoppers pinched Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Family Dollar said Thursday that will cut jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. Family Dollar has stumbled even more than its rivals because it has made mistakes in pricing, merchandising and the locations of its stores, analysts say.

  • April 9- Bank of America Corp said on Wednesday that it will close three foreign offices and eliminate about 3,000 jobs over the next nine to 12 months in an effort to simplify its global operations.

  • NC local business taxes capped in proposal Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina legislators on Wednesday backed replacing fragmented local business privilege taxes with a streamlined, flat-fee system many hope will get passed when the full General Assembly convenes next month.

  • BofA paying $772M over selling credit card extras Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Bank of America Corp. is paying $772 million in fines and refunds to settle regulators' accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit-card products and illegally charged others for credit monitoring and reporting services they didn't receive.

  • Bank of America to cut 3,000 overseas jobs Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Bank of America says it's cutting about 3,000 jobs overseas as part of ongoing reviews of its global operations. The jobs are located in Costa Rica, the Philippines and Mexico.

  • NEW YORK, April 9- When Jessica Yingling and Christopher Mahoney get married this May, they will be footing the bill for their wedding. Yingling and Mahoney, who live in San Diego and are getting married in Chicago, are among a growing number of couples over 30 who pay for their own weddings because they can afford it and want to keep control of the process.

  • Gas prices take 15-cent jump in North Carolina Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Motorists across North Carolina are hoping the oil industry will soon put the brakes on rising gasoline prices. AAA Carolinas says the average price of gas in the state has jumped 15 cents in the last month from $3,38 on March 8 to $3.53 on Tuesday.

  • NC gets triple-A rating before selling bonds Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— The nation's three prominent credit-rating agencies keep giving top marks to North Carolina in advance of the state selling another batch of bonds. Cowell's office says North Carolina is one of ten states with triple-A's from all three agencies.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, April 8- Iowa and North Carolina said they are looking into a breach involving a subsidiary of Experian Plc that exposed some 200 million social security numbers, in addition to two states that previously announced investigations.

  • Alaska's largest daily newspaper sold for $34M Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    Alaska Dispatch Publishing LLC, the parent company of the online newspaper the Alaska Dispatch, will purchase the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million. The Anchorage Daily News will continue to be printed seven days a week, and there are no plans at this time to change its name, he said.

  • Many 'Obamacare' critics accepted its subsidies Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:07 PM ET

    Among the corporations is a familiar Democratic nemesis, Koch Industries, the giant conglomerate headed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. In a Senate chamber speech, Reid noted that Koch Industries benefited from a temporary provision of the health care law.

  • CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C.— Military: Marine in fatal NC shooting died of wound to chest after efforts to revive him.

  • Big outside groups overshadow parties in key races Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    In a handful of key Senate races, the biggest and loudest players so far are well-funded groups that don't answer to any candidate or political party. And last week's Supreme Court decision voiding overall limits on contributions to candidates, PACs and political parties may give the parties a modest financial boost.

  • NC tax collections largely in line through March Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina's overall tax collections are essentially staying in line with what lawmakers agreed were needed to operate state government this year. Barry Boardman says while personal income tax withholdings are down by $221 million, higher-than-expected sales and corporate income taxes are $190 million higher.

  • US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    A more conservative estimate from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows the nation's pig herd has shrunk at least 3 percent to about 63 million pigs since the disease appeared. Already, prices have shot up: A pound of bacon averaged $5.46 in February, 13 percent more than a year ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • After scandal, poker tourney gets high-tech chips Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A cheating scandal at a casino poker tournament has led to new security measures, including chips that are more intricate, have more colors and include an authentication element that can be checked under ultraviolet light.

  • NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. The state Environmental Management Commission filed notice Monday that it intends to appeal a March 6 ruling by Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway.

  • At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The rising cost of child care is among likely reasons for a rise in the number of women staying home full-time with their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.

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