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Public Hearings on BofA-Countrywide Deal Set
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Fri March 28, 2008

Public Hearings on BofA-Countrywide Deal Set

The Federal Reserve Board will hold public meetings in April on Charlotte-based Bank of America's planned buyout of the troubled mortgage lender Countrywide Financial. The move comes after community groups and others protested the deal since it was announced in January. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain asked UNC Charlotte Banking Professor Tony Plath how effective such protests would be against the deal.

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SC Residents May Face Difficulty at Airports
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Fri March 28, 2008

SC Residents May Face Difficulty at Airports

South Carolina residents with state-issued driver licenses may soon find themselves turned back at the airport gate. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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Fed OK's Public Hearings on BofA-Countrywide Deal
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Fri March 28, 2008

Fed OK's Public Hearings on BofA-Countrywide Deal

The Federal Reserve Bank has decided to hold three public hearings in April on Bank of America's planned acquisition of Countrywide Financial. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Simone Orendain reports.

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The Herb Woman Extended Interview
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Fri March 28, 2008

The Herb Woman Extended Interview

The Herb Woman
1:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2008

The Herb Woman

Settlers in the Carolina Backcountry during the 18th century relied on medicine that seems wild - and even terrifying - by today's standards. But perhaps those remedies are worth a second look. WFAE's Julie Rose took a trip back to that period with an expert in folk medicine at Gastonia's Schiele Museum.

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StoryCorps-Charlotte: A Life in the Library
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Thu March 27, 2008

StoryCorps-Charlotte: A Life in the Library

The StoryCorps mobile booth is collecting oral histories from everyday people across the country. The booth was in Charlotte last month where Shara Traynham interviewed her aunt Allegra Westbrooks, formerly of the Mecklenburg County public Library.

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Groups Make Final Push Opposing B of A's
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Thu March 27, 2008

Groups Make Final Push Opposing B of A's Countrywide Takeover

The public comment period for Bank of America's proposed takeover of Countrywide ends Monday, and community groups are making another push to oppose the deal. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau, Julie Rose reports.

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NCAA Tournament in Charlotte
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Thu March 27, 2008

NCAA Tournament in Charlotte

NCAA tournament play resumes tonight with high-profile match-ups in Charlotte and Phoenix. WFAE's Julie Rose reports the men's college basketball field is down to the Sweet Sixteen.

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Rock Hill Water Restrictions Remain
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Thu March 27, 2008

Rock Hill Water Restrictions Remain

Rock Hill utilities officials say they will keep water restrictions in place, despite recent rainfall and mounting pressure to allow lawn watering. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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WFAE News Special Report: War on the Home Front
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Thu March 27, 2008

WFAE News Special Report: War on the Home Front

From day to day, it's easy for most Americans to forget that soldiers are fighting, and dying, overseas. But for soldiers and their families, the Iraq war is neither distant, nor impersonal. This WFAE special report shares the stories of Charlotte-area military families and offers reflections on how the U.S. home front has changed over the decades.

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