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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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30448
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Patent trolls or patent assertion entities buy an arsenal of patents and generate income by asserting infringement of their intellectual property. Banks and businesses in North Carolina have been responding to these patent trolls and defending patent rights. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper expressed support for the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed nationwide investigation of patent trolls.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 1, Spring 2014, p14-15, por
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30449
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During the early twenty-first century, North Carolina bankers and businesses recognized the decline in financial literacy and identified the deficiencies in financial education. The North Carolina Bankers Association is addressing this issue by creating the North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy. They aim to advance financial education in public schools.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 1, Spring 2014, p17-18, por
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30451
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Durham Hillside is the first high school in North Carolina to open a school bank training center. The student-run center offers mentor opportunities and help with financial literacy, money management skills, and career training.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 1, Spring 2014, p19-20, por
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30454
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Three hundred North Carolina lenders, including dozens of community banks, are key players in an effort that has helped unemployed North Carolina homeowners save their homes from foreclosure. The North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund makes mortgage payments for qualified homeowners who have lost their jobs or experienced temporary hardships.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 2, Summer 2014, p35, por
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30453
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North Carolina is ranked thirty-seventh in the nation in financial literacy. The North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy is working with a statewide network of financial education advocates to change the way we think, talk and teach money. Their first priority is ensuring positive financial habits are taught early in North Carolina public schools.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 2, Summer 2014, p15, por
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30452
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North Carolina’s military bases support the economy, provide thousands of jobs, and support many other industries. As the state’s second largest industry, continued budget cuts and reductions to the military force could threaten military installations and economies.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 1, Spring 2014, p35, por
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30474
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The interplay between interest deductions and the calculation of net operating losses presents a particular problem in some states. North Carolina banks operating in Maryland may not be getting the full benefit of the deduction for interest on federal obligations to which they are entitled. This article provides an example of how a state’s interpretation of its tax laws can adversely affect a North Carolina bank.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 3, Fall 2014, p18-19, por
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30475
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In January 2010, an imaginative, play-based financial literacy exhibit called Moneypalooza opened for a five-year run at Marbles Kids Museum in downtown Raleigh. In Moneypalooza, young children practice earning money and making smart choices about how to spend, save and share it through engaging exhibits and games. Funded by the North Carolina Bankers Association, new activities will reflect modern customer engagement with today’s banks.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 3, Fall 2014, p31-32, 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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30477
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Banks and businesses in North Carolina are using social media to obtain feedback and market intelligence, recruit and engage employees, and enhance shareholder relationships. This article discusses state and federal regulations for social media compliance, risk management, and consumer protection.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 3, Fall 2014, p57-58, por
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30478
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North Carolina has a new strategic plan for more efficient, disciplined and effective economic activity. The plan was developed to attract and retain employers offering twenty-first century jobs and opportunities to its citizens through practical and realistic initiatives. One major aspect of the plan is the North Carolina Partnership for Prosperity.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 3, Fall 2014, p62-63, por
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30487
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North Carolina’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, announced premium increases for next year. This applies to residents who buy health insurance on the individual market. Several factors contribute to the 2015 rate increases, including Affordable Care Act changes and the underlying growth in healthcare costs.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 4, Winter 2014, p50-51, por
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30483
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Morris Plan Banks played a significant role in North Carolina’s banking industry, as well as the United States economy throughout much of the twentieth-century. Although Morris Plan Bank disappeared via a merger in 2002, the bank’s founder, Arthur Morris, left a legacy in banking and consumer credit. This article profiles Morris and how he invested money to develop commercial banks and credit life insurance plans.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 4, Winter 2014, p20-22, por
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The rural town of Robbins in Moore County, North Carolina was once the home to a modern poultry processing plant, textile mills, and manufacturing industries. Over the years, Robbins began to suffer due to the loss of its manufacturing base and jobs. In 2006, a community chicken dinner led to business plans to revitalize Robbins, which ultimately succeeded in bringing back jobs and growing the local economy.
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Carolina Banker (HG 2153 N8 C66), Vol. 93 Issue 4, Winter 2014, p30-31, il