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Monday, June 29, 2015

To start off your week, here is a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Charlotte has won the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, according to a league source. . .Gov. Pat McCrory signs bill giving vets in-state college tuition. . .Guilford Technical Community College has made it nearly halfway to its goal of training 501 local aviation workers by 2016. . .North Carolina personal income stagnates in the first quarter of 2015. . .Outer Banks National Seashores could lose $2 billion to rising seas. read more ...

Friday, June 26, 2015

The relationship between where people work and where people live is one of many important factors to understanding your local economy. The U.S. Census Bureau’s OnTheMap tool provides this and other data that is essential for local analysis. read more ...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Boosted by growing benefits, the South’s total compensation paid by private sector employers rose in March, but was lowest among regions read more ...

Monday, June 22, 2015

Just in time for your Monday mid-morning coffee break, here is a brief review of last week’s local and regional news from the Tar Heel State: Corporate mergers are causing some company headquarters to leave the Triangle. . .A new Bonner Bridge moves forward as conservationists drop their lawsuit. . .North Carolina-based companies are innovating the practice of clinical research. . .Good news for local distillers and their patrons. . .More on the state’s growing aerospace sector. read more ...

Friday, June 19, 2015

How can we explain increasing wage inequality in North Carolina? This article shows that the inequality trend is being driven not by disparities between you and your boss, but rather between you and workers at other companies. read more ...

Friday, June 19, 2015

North Carolina's May seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose a slight 0.2 of a percentage point to 5.7 percent — 0.6 of a percentage point lower than a year ago read more ...

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