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350 Jobs to be Cut at Coke Consolidated
1:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2008

350 Jobs to be Cut at Coke Consolidated

Coke Consolidated is eliminating 350 positions including 35 in Charlotte. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain reports.

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The State of Banking
1:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2008

The State of Banking

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The State of Banking
We'll look at the current state of banking in America and our region. Wachovia recently named a new C.E.O., but their stock continues to struggle, a major bank in California has failed and the nation's two largest mortgage lenders are in trouble. Today, we examine those topics.

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Extended Interview with Avenue Q Puppet Creator
1:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2008

Extended Interview with Avenue Q Puppet Creator

Rick Lyon, creator of the puppets of Avenue Q, talks with WFAE's Julie Rose.

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Avenue Q Comes to Charlotte
1:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2008

Avenue Q Comes to Charlotte

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One listen to the show's lyrics and it's clear that Avenue Q is not the same street where Elmo and Big Bird live. Rick Lyon tells WFAE's Julie Rose that Avenue Q - with its bawdy humor and risque´ themes - is both a satire and an ode to Sesame Street.

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CPCC Builds New Kitchen Facility
1:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2008

CPCC Builds New Kitchen Facility

Central Piedmont Community College is breaking ground on a state-of-the-art kitchen facility for aspiring chefs. The new building will mean more room for students who can't afford pricier options in Charlotte. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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BB and T Announces Earnings
1:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2008

BB and T Announces Earnings

BB&T has announced its second quarter earnings today. While they're not great, they're not as bad as other bank's balance sheets. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Lisa Miller has more.

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Charlotte Regional Partnership Seeks Defense and
1:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2008

Charlotte Regional Partnership Seeks Defense and Security Companies

The Charlotte Regional Partnership, a group that tries to attract businesses to the area, is setting its sights on defense and security-related companies. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Lisa Miller has more.

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Large Scale Charities
1:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2008

Large Scale Charities

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Large Scale Charities
In the face of recent press about executive salaries at United Way, we'll look at how large scale charities work. How much of your charitable dollars actually go to charity and how much goes to running the organization to which you've donated? We're joined by a man who watches faith based organizations to provide donors with information on how the money is used and by a consultant who works with non-profit groups.
Guests
Rusty Leonard - Director, The Wall Watchers
John Hewett - President, Hewett Consulting

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CMPD Dismisses Officer
1:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2008

CMPD Dismisses Officer

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer has been dismissed after an internal review board found she used unjustified force in an incident this past May. WFAE's Lisa Miller has more.

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CATS Ridership Breaks Records, Again
1:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2008

CATS Ridership Breaks Records, Again

The Charlotte Area Transit System says it ended its fiscal year on another record-breaking note. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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