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FedEx Founder and Executive Chairman Fred Smith warned during an interview that the BRIC nations — which primarily consist of Brazil, Russia, India, and China — have set out to dethrone the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency
FedEx Founder and Executive Chairman Fred Smith warned during an interview that the BRIC nations — which primarily consist of Brazil, Russia, India, and China — have set out to dethrone the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency
 
The Tar Heel State earned failing marks for healthcare and its costs according to a list by Forbes Advisor ranking of all 50 states.
The Tar Heel State earned failing marks for healthcare and its costs according to a list by Forbes Advisor ranking of all 50 states.
 
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson is taking backlash for his recent comments about the brand’s adoption of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies — which he said led to the use of “unhealthy,” “sickly,” and “not inspirational” models to promote the brand.
Lululemon founder Chip Wilson is taking backlash for his recent comments about the brand’s adoption of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies — which he said led to the use of “unhealthy,” “sickly,” and “not inspirational” models to promote the brand.
 
Tesla unveiled intentions to build two more factories and hire thousands of people in the state of Nevada.
Tesla unveiled intentions to build two more factories and hire thousands of people in the state of Nevada.
 
Elon Musk announced Wednesday that he had officially moved SpaceX’s incorporation from Delaware to Texas — where his electric vehicle company Tesla is headquartered.
Elon Musk announced Wednesday that he had officially moved SpaceX’s incorporation from Delaware to Texas — where his electric vehicle company Tesla is headquartered.
 
“Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) accused Walgreens of racism after the company closed a pharmacy in her district.
“Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) accused Walgreens of racism after the company closed a pharmacy in her district.
 
Cargo shipping giant Maersk announced on Tuesday a pause of transits through the Red Sea “until further notice” after one of its container vessels got attacked over the weekend by what the United States identified as Iranian-backed Houthi boats.
Cargo shipping giant Maersk announced on Tuesday a pause of transits through the Red Sea “until further notice” after one of its container vessels got attacked over the weekend by what the United States identified as Iranian-backed Houthi boats.
 
Over recent months, shopping malls in the Charlotte area have seen several incidents of criminal activity, which is part of a larger wave of offenses committed at other malls in large urban areas throughout the U.S.
Over recent months, shopping malls in the Charlotte area have seen several incidents of criminal activity, which is part of a larger wave of offenses committed at other malls in large urban areas throughout the U.S.
 
On Tuesday, the North Carolina General Assembly overrode five bills that had been vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper. Since the legislature held its first override vote in March, there have been a total of 19 veto overrides this year.
On Tuesday, the North Carolina General Assembly overrode five bills that had been vetoed by Governor Roy Cooper. Since the legislature held its first override vote in March, there have been a total of 19 veto overrides this year.
 
Discover the real cost of living in North Carolina for renters. Explore housing expenses, utilities, and budgeting tips.
Discover the real cost of living in North Carolina for renters. Explore housing expenses, utilities, and budgeting tips.
 
Bar owners suing the state of North Carolina over COVID-related shutdowns oppose Gov. Roy Cooper's latest legal request. Cooper wants the state Supreme Court to take the case.
Bar owners suing the state of North Carolina over COVID-related shutdowns oppose Gov. Roy Cooper's latest legal request. Cooper wants the state Supreme Court to take the case.
 
They also show why the General Assembly was wise to put the least-cost and reliable guardrails into law
They also show why the General Assembly was wise to put the least-cost and reliable guardrails into law
 
North Carolina was the only state government on a list of 150 employers
 
Gov. Roy Cooper is asking the state Supreme Court to consider a case of bar owners suing the state for damages because of COVID-related shutdowns in 2020.
Gov. Roy Cooper is asking the state Supreme Court to consider a case of bar owners suing the state for damages because of COVID-related shutdowns in 2020.
 
North Carolina’s no-more-stringent law forbids state environmental agencies from imposing stricter environmental regulations than required by the federal government
North Carolina’s no-more-stringent law forbids state environmental agencies from imposing stricter environmental regulations than required by the federal government
 
Today, the Golden LEAF Foundation and the NC Chamber Foundation, with support from NC Farm Bureau and Google, formally announce NC Ag Leads, a pivotal strategic planning initiative for the North Carolina agriculture industry
Today, the Golden LEAF Foundation and the NC Chamber Foundation, with support from NC Farm Bureau and Google, formally announce NC Ag Leads, a pivotal strategic planning initiative for the North Carolina agriculture industry
 
Since the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, the U.S. sports betting landscape has transformed dramatically. States now have the autonomy to enact their own sports betting laws, creating a patchwork of...
Since the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, the U.S. sports betting landscape has transformed dramatically. States now have the autonomy to enact their own sports betting laws, creating a patchwork of...
 
The Department of Justice indicted two men who allegedly procured microelectronics for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that could be used in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks.
The Department of Justice indicted two men who allegedly procured microelectronics for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that could be used in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks.
 
The recently passed NC state budget contains a provision that would not allow local governments and municipalities to establish minimum wage and other employment-related requirements for private employers.
The recently passed NC state budget contains a provision that would not allow local governments and municipalities to establish minimum wage and other employment-related requirements for private employers.
 
The suit alleges that BlackRock is 'deceiving consumers' about its leftwing agenda
 
The state is one of America's top oil producers, but the state Democratic Party's platform could seek to change that
The state is one of America's top oil producers, but the state Democratic Party's platform could seek to change that
 
On Thursday, Sen. Paul Newton, R-Cabarrus, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, announced that NASCAR’s All-Star race will be returning to North Wilkesboro. This will be the 40th running of the NASCAR All-Star Race.
On Thursday, Sen. Paul Newton, R-Cabarrus, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, announced that NASCAR’s All-Star race will be returning to North Wilkesboro. This will be the 40th running of the NASCAR All-Star Race.
 
Plaintiffs challenging appointments to Asheville's Human Relations Commission are seeking an emergency restraining order and injunction in federal court.
Plaintiffs challenging appointments to Asheville's Human Relations Commission are seeking an emergency restraining order and injunction in federal court.
 
A federal judge has rejected a Waynesville-based company's request to block a new federal rule linked to farm worker wages.
A federal judge has rejected a Waynesville-based company's request to block a new federal rule linked to farm worker wages.
 
Gov. Roy Cooper has declared the week of Sept. 25 “Clean Energy Week.” Whether that indicates he will sign Senate Bill 678, “Clean Energy/Other Changes,” remains unclear.
Gov. Roy Cooper has declared the week of Sept. 25 “Clean Energy Week.” Whether that indicates he will sign Senate Bill 678, “Clean Energy/Other Changes,” remains unclear.
 
Vinfast issued an earnings report for the second quarter of 2023 on Thursday, and the news is not good for the Vietnamese electric vehicle maker.
Vinfast issued an earnings report for the second quarter of 2023 on Thursday, and the news is not good for the Vietnamese electric vehicle maker.
 
Mainstream news organizations mounted attacks against Tesla on Wednesday in an apparent attempt to damage Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who also heads several other large companies.
Mainstream news organizations mounted attacks against Tesla on Wednesday in an apparent attempt to damage Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who also heads several other large companies.
 
She used the money for a "luxury lifestyle" in California and Georgia, prosecutors said.
 
A solar energy company recently awarded $3 billion by the Biden administration has been accused of scamming elderly people, and Republican leaders in the House and Senate are now asking the Energy Department to provide more details about the deal.
A solar energy company recently awarded $3 billion by the Biden administration has been accused of scamming elderly people, and Republican leaders in the House and Senate are now asking the Energy Department to provide more details about the deal.
 
VinFast, the electric vehicle maker with plans to open a $4 billion manufacturing plant in Chatham County in 2025, has sold 11,300 vehicles during the first half of 2023.
VinFast, the electric vehicle maker with plans to open a $4 billion manufacturing plant in Chatham County in 2025, has sold 11,300 vehicles during the first half of 2023.
 
Apparently responding to the widespread anti-Semitism that has ballooned on campus since the Hamas massacre of 1,200 Israelis on October 7, Palantir Technologies announced on Thursday that they would set aside 180 positions for Jewish students
Apparently responding to the widespread anti-Semitism that has ballooned on campus since the Hamas massacre of 1,200 Israelis on October 7, Palantir Technologies announced on Thursday that they would set aside 180 positions for Jewish students
 
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