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4363
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Over strong protests from businesses, the 1999 North Carolina General Assembly enacted major changes in laws affecting the state's HMOs. The changes include requiring health plans to cover the cost of birth control pills and pregnancy-prevention devices; to provide patient access to and payment for non-formulary drugs; and to pay for bone mass measurement tests for early detection of osteoporosis.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 11, Nov 1999, p18, il
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Car dealerships across the state become family affairs, passing from generation to generation. Morgan Dodge Jeep in Durham includes three Morgan generations, beginning in 1940. Norwood Bryan's father started a Fayetteville dealership in 1945 and the younger Bryan later joined. In 1999, Norwood Bryan received a prestigious Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, one of only eight awards given in the nation, which has almost 22,000 dealerships.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 11, Nov 1999, p34-35, il
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4364
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In North Carolina the retail auto industry is a $15 billion enterprise. The industry generates 20 percent of the state's retail sales tax and ranks ninth nationally in the number of car dealerships. Eighteen more workers are employed per dealer than the national average. While dealerships declined from 50,000 to 20,000 nationally between 1949 and 1999, they remain a continuing, successful small business in the Southeast.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 11, Nov 1999, p29-30, 32, 37-40, il
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The state's labor market is in a period of transition, moving from the traditional, lower-skilled jobs in manufacturing to skilled-labor jobs created by the new computer technology. While manufacturing jobs decline-82,000 in textiles alone between 1977 and 1997-thousands of new technology jobs are being created and need workers. On the state's \"Fastest Growing Jobs\" list, computer scientist ranks No. 1, computer engineer No. 3, and systems analyst No. 4.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 11, Nov 1999, p44, 46, 48, 50, il
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In the past decade the Hispanic population increased 128 percent and the Asian 83 percent in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties. Hispanic and Asians are drawn by a large demand for manufacturing, service, and construction jobs. Employers help these workers adjust to new surroundings by hiring bilingual individuals to work with them, providing work-site classes in the English language, and having company supervisors learn the foreign language of the workers.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 11, Nov 1999, p10, il, f
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4354
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Each year Americans spend over $27 million of their own money on nontraditional medical treatments, including acupuncture, homeopathy, and chiropractic therapies. This trend has not been lost on health insurers. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina was the first insurer in the state to develop a plan called Alt Med Blue. Several other state HMOs have since added an alt med component to their programs.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 57 Issue 11, Nov 1999, p12, 15-16, 20, 22, il