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AIG Bonus Outrage Has Employees Living In Fear

Posted: 03/21/2009 - Longtime pillars of the community are now pariahs living in fear, hiding behind locked gates and security guards amid the public outrage over bonuses paid with taxpayer bailout money.

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Obama Returns To Campaign-Style Tactics For Budget

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Turning to his vast political network for the first time since the November election, President Barack Obama is asking his supporters to use election-style tactics to help him push his $3.6 trillion budget proposal.

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Rethinking The Math Around Buying A Used Car

Posted: 03/20/2009 - For cash-strapped consumers shopping for a car, used would seem like the place to start. Not necessarily. A new one might actually be cheaper.

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Cherry Hospital Could Get Downsized

Updated: 03/19/2009 - North Carolina's proposed state budget would reduce the size of two state mental hospitals to save more than $6 million a year.

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The Dog Ate My... Money??

Posted: 03/18/2009 - One North Carolina woman found an unwelcome surprise when she took her dog for a walk.

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Private School Aid Proposal

Posted: 03/18/2009 - Republican legislators believe North Carolina could save money on public education by giving a $2,500 annual tax credit to most families who send their children to private schools.

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Asian Markets Edge Higher After Wall Street Rally

Posted: 03/18/2009 - Asian markets rose modestly Wednesday after an overnight surge on Wall Street boosted sentiment across the region, while Tokyo shares were buoyed by fresh support for the wobbly financial system from the Japanese central bank.

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Analysis: AIG Bonuses Put Cloud Over Treasury Boss

Posted: 03/18/2009 - If not distancing itself from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, the White House is placing firmly on his shoulders responsibility for how the government handled the $165 million in bonuses paid to about 400 executives and traders at American International Group Inc.

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Unpaid Taxes = Garnishing Paychecks

Posted: 03/17/2009 - North Carolina officials say the state is owed more than $500 million in unpaid taxes that could help cover a record $2 billion revenue shortfall.

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More Workers Postponing Retirement

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Six in ten workers, over the age 60, say they're delaying their retirement due to the financial crisis.

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Perdue To Release Budget Tuesday

Updated: 03/17/2009 - Gov. Beverly Perdue says protecting education and creating jobs in North Carolina are her top priorities in the proposed state budget she'll release.

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Insurance Giant AIG To Pay $165 Million In Bonuses

Posted: 03/15/2009 - American International Group is giving its executives tens of millions of dollars in new bonuses even though it received a taxpayer bailout of more than $170 billion dollars.

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Calif. Teachers See Red Over Mass Pink Slips

Posted: 03/15/2009 - In a spring rite that has become as predictable as cherry blossoms in the nation's capital, public school employees throughout California warned of wrenching classroom cuts as local officials faced a deadline for issuing layoff notices to educators.

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Obama Says US Economy Sound, Reassures Investors

Posted: 03/15/2009 - President Barack Obama on Saturday downplayed divisions between the U.S. and Europe over how to tackle the world's financial crisis and said China should have "absolute confidence" that its sizable investments in the United States are safe.

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Cyber Cookie Crumbles For NC Girl Scout

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A North Carolina Girl Scout's plan to use the Internet to generate more cookie sales is crumbling. She talked on NBC's Today Show Friday.

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Foster Kids Find College Help After 'Aging Out'

Posted: 03/13/2009 - Community colleges in several states are working to establish stronger support systems for former foster-care children, who are more likely to wind up homeless or in jail than earn a degree as they struggle to overcome unstable lives.

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SC Gov. Sanford Set To Reject Stimulus Millions

Posted: 03/13/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has been the leading voice among Republican governors who have criticized President Barack Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus plan as a pork-laden boondoggle that will plunge the country further into debt.

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