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A recent Huffington Post article brings to light a potentially troubling development for Charlotte-based Bank of America. Within the next few days, the Democratic National Committee will make it known officially that it intends to move some funds from Bank of America to the union-owned Amalgamated Bank. The exact reasoning for this move has yet to be explained, but will presumably come up in the official announcement.
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The shift will occur some time after the election takes place, and is the latest in a string of similar stories involving Bank of America. It’s a risky move, considering large Wall Street banks are among Presidential candidate Barack Obama& ...
by Anthony Urso
on 11/04/2011 - 11:11 am
Every state has its own ways of making money, its own little hoops that residents must just through and assessments that must be paid. In some areas, it might be toll roads; in others, high income tax, or excessive sales tax. In North Carolina, many locals will tell you that the biggest hassle is the state’s auto inspection program. Indeed, this program serves a couple of purposes on paper—it brings in revenue but also enforces environmental regulations—but many residents of North Carolina believe the program to be more trouble than it’s worth. And as it turns out, Governor Bev Perdue might be in agreement with them.
Perdue recently told the Queen City’ ...
by Anthony Urso
on 11/02/2011 - 10:10 am
If you live anywhere in or around Charlotte or even if just happen to be a political junkie, you surely know that the Queen City will be hosting the Democratic National Convention. And while it is nice for us locals to think our city was chosen to host this event for purely non-political reasons, we all know that isn’t quite the case; indeed, North Carolina is very much a “purple” state, and was one of the closest in the last presidential election. It stands to be a major force in the 2012 race, which is surely why the Democratic Party has already shown it so much attention.
And this does not only apply to the party generally, but to President Obama in particular. ...
The Queen city is gearing up to host the Democratic National Convention, to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina next summer. Are you getting excited about the big event coming to your home town? The answer to that question probably has more than a little to do with how you feel about the Democratic Party, of course, but it might also relate to your proximity to the Queen City. Charlotte natives of any political stripe will be affected—hopefully in a positive way—by the prestige and glamour that the DNC will bring to the area. If nothing else, it is certainly a sign of the high standing in which Charlotte is held that it would even be considered as a venue for this importan ...
by Anthony Urso
on 10/18/2011 - 09:36 am
President Barack Obama paid a visit to the Tar Heel State on Monday, rallying residents about his efforts to create jobs. Though Senate Republicans have refused to let Obama's original jobs bill pass, stopping its progress with the threat of a filibuster, the President is committed to doing what is possible to stimulate the job market in this economy and to promoting the job plan that he believes in. During his appearance in Wilkes County, President Obama discussed the need to fund the educational system in an effort to keep great teachers. Currently, the President is looking to pass a $447 billion dollar job plan that would provide $35 million to the states to allow them to retain fir ...
As our elected officials seek new avenues for restoring strength and stability to the American economy—and try to dodge contentious issues about big-business tax breaks. It’s no surprise that new economic legislation has been proposed by some of North Carolina’s own politicians, and supported by some of the state’s most visible and influential corporations.
Case in point: The new bipartisan legislation that was unveiled last week by Arizona Senator John McCain, a Republican, and North Carolina’s own Democrat Kay Hagan. The bill, if passed, will serve to stimulate economic growth and encourage U.S. job creation by offering incentives to multinational cor ...
A political showdown is brewing between Charlotte Mayor, Anthony Foxx, and Republican Mayoral Candidate, Scott Stone. And this just isn’t politics as usual, either. The issue comes directly from the fact that there are about to be jobs awarded for the highly publicized Democratic National Convention, which is set to be in Charlotte next summer, and Stone happens to be offended by the terms of the contract, which Foxx agreed to when the convention was awarded to the city.
Now, you might be thinking. How on Earth could anybody be upset by the idea of new jobs being created and awarded? After all, new jobs in the Charlotte area promote economic growth, creates happy citizens&hell ...
We all have our opinions and we want to know what you think about how President Barack Obama is handing the many issues accross America. The Democratic National Convention comes to Charlotte next year. Charlotte and the State of North Carolina will have a lot to say about the next Presidential Election.
We want to know what you think about President Obama. The President has been criticized for how he has handled the economy and the recession. Many believe he was left with an unmanagement mess by President Bush.
President Obama has proposed a new Jobs Plan that would cost an estimated $447 billion.
Are we spending too much? Voice your opinion Charlotte. Participate ...
Tuesday in Washington, the 2011 Broad Prize was awarded to our very own Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System for their outstanding acedemic progress.
It has been a long road for CMS who has faced many challenges and much criticism for layoffs, policy changes and school closings. The optimism, hard wark and dedication of its more than 17,000 employess, administrators and officials has finally paid off. Charlotte beat out 75 other districts including the three other finalists. In addition to bragging rights and national recognition, the honored district recieves $550,000 in scholarships to be used for those students who have a financial need and have shown outstanding acedemic acheive ...