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27219
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It's been about a decade since home prices peaked just before the housing catastrophe that nearly destroyed the American economy. In aggregate, the housing market has bounced back. Raleigh and Durham-Chapel Hill are doing well overall, but a closer look shows that home values in downtown Durham have risen more than anywhere else in the Triangle.
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21726
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Statistics point toward faster economic growth for the North Carolina in 2014. Business North Carolina recently gathered a panel of business executives and state leaders to share their expectations for the coming year. The transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.
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30450
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The falling labor participation rate in North Carolina is making it harder for the economy to experience strong economic growth. Further, the number of banks continues to drop, and merger activity is expected to increase over the next couple years in the state. This article discusses employment and economic trends, and new regulations for financial institutions.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 1, Spring 2014, p19-20, por
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30476
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Economic growth in the United States increased in the beginning of 2014, but has been declining since June. In North Carolina, the employment rate is still not back to the level before the recession, and bank profitability has stalled. These trends are driven by struggles in consumer income, salaries and wages.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 3, Fall 2014, p51-52, por
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30389
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For decades, North Carolina politicians, policy analysts, and interest groups have talked about reforming the state’s antiquated tax code. This article presents different perspectives in the Great Tax Reform Debate of 2013, and discusses challenges in the state economy. Also discussed are recommendations for a form of consumption taxation called the USA Tax, for Unlimited Savings Allowance.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 92 Issue 1, Spring 2013, p23-24, por
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30388
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George Holding is the Representative for North Carolina’s Thirteenth Congressional District, and serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee. In an interview, Holding discusses his top legislative priorities, threats to the economy, and debt.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 92 Issue 1, Spring 2013, p14, por
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30397
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Economists for the North Carolina Bankers Association discuss the potential impact of several factors on economic growth and future bank profitability. The housing market has improved, and stock markets are at five year highs and record levels. However, the state unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the nation, and bank profitability is likely to decline.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 92 Issue 2, Summer 2013, p22-23, por
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30396
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Mark Meadows is the Representative for North Carolina’s Eleventh Congressional District and a former small business owner. In an interview, Meadows discusses his top legislative priorities, threats to the banking industry, regulations and economic conditions in North Carolina.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 92 Issue 2, Summer 2013, p14, por
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30414
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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was the primary legislative response to the Great Recession and the meltdown of Wall Street that started in 2007. This article reviews the findings of a survey sent to the CEOs of North Carolina chartered banks. The results cover various topics regarding the type and degree of impact on banks.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 92 Issue 3, Fall 2013, p53-55, il, por
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30411
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In the January State of the State address, Governor Pat McCrory discussed how the state’s government and economy were broken. McCrory explained that fixing the economy, improving the education system, and increasing efficiency in government would be the administration’s top priorities.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 92 Issue 3, Fall 2013, p16-17, por
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30441
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Richard Hudson was elected in 2012 to represent North Carolina’s Eighth Congressional District. In an interview, Hudson discusses his background in politics and top legislative priorities. Hudson believes community-generated solutions will help stabilize and grow the state’s economy.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 92 Issue 4, Winter 2013, p14, por
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30341
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Pat McCrory, the 2012 Republican candidate for North Carolina Governor, is a nationally recognized leader in economic, transportation, and homeland security issues. In an interview, McCrory discusses the state’s economic conditions, community banking system, community colleges, energy efficiency, and his overall vision for North Carolina.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 91 Issue 1, Spring 2012, p26-27, por
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30366
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Walter Dalton, the 2012 Democratic candidate for North Carolina Governor, is the current Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. In an interview, Dalton discusses the state’s community banking system, public and private partnerships with the military, community colleges and technical institutes, and demand for clean energy. Dalton also discusses his vision for North Carolina’s economy and workforce.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 91 Issue 2, Summer 2012, p32-33, por
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30328
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The North Carolina economy is starting to show signs of recovery, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Bank profitability and investment issues have improved. Employment rates, however, continue to decline and the state expects a budget shortfall this year.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 90 Issue 1, Spring 2011, p7-8, il, por
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27370
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Against conventional wisdom, the Triangle area is not “recession proof” and is feeling the effects of the national recession. Local merchants, economists, and real-estate experts have shared some of the most concerning problems facing the area. The job picture for 1991 is predicted to be flat at best, the real-estate market is suffering and will struggle to rebound to former highs, and this recession could be worse than the 1982 recession.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 3, Jan. 16-22 1991, p10-11 Periodical Website