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Business
12:17 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

NCUC Approves Rate Hike for Duke Energy

Utilities Commission approves Duke Rate Increase
Credit Teo via flickr Creative Commons

The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) has approved a rate increase for Duke Energy, which serves nearly 2 million customers in North Carolina.

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Arts
7:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Greensboro's Performance Art Center Following in Durham's Footsteps

A sketch of the GPAC theater interior as presented in May, 2012.
Credit Rosser International, Inc., Artec Consultants, Inc. and Sutton Kennerly and Associates Inc.

Creating a performing arts center can draw people and businesses to a city’s downtown area, but it takes a lot of money and forethought to make it happen.   Business Journal reporter, Catherine Carlock, joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin for an update on Greensboro's performing arts center project, and how, in many ways, it's following the process Durham undertook to build its center.

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Health Care
12:06 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Decisions Small Businesses Need to Make as Healthcare Exchanges Begin

Credit Tax Credits

More than 850-thousand North Carolinians are estimated to either have no health insurance or to be under-insured.  That is expected to change as of January 1st, when the main part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, goes into effect.  Plan outlines have already been released by health insurance companies so individuals can begin their research, and next month they can begin applying for the plan they prefer.  Business Journal contributing writer

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Business
10:32 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Opportunity Scholarships Will Change NC's Education Landscape

Opportunity Scholarships will give low income students more access to non-public schools. But critics says this program takes away vital funds from already struggling public schools.
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A new law will help change the look of some North Carolina schools.

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Employment
3:27 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

High-tech Workers Are Target of Triad's Talent War

High-tech workers are enjoying a war for talent in the Triad.
Credit PerfectZero via flickr

  In practices reminiscent of the late-'90's dot-com bubble, high-tech workers are being poached by competing employers. Sign-on and referral bonuses, other financial and intangible incentives are once again in use in the aerospace, logistics and computer technology support industries. In this week's Business Report, a discussion about some Triad companies and employees who are benefiting from this talent war.

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