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Banks' Earnings Reports and Charlotte's Economy
12:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2008

Banks' Earnings Reports and Charlotte's Economy

(1/22/08) Bank of America and Wachovia this morning released their worst quarterly earnings reports in years. Fourth quarter income for Bank of America was off 95%. It was down 98% at Wachovia. To get some insight on the impact of the poor results on the Charlotte economy, WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with UNC-Charlotte economist John Connaughton.

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Making Amends
12:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2008

Making Amends

Georgia Congressman John Lewis got an official apology from the City of Rock Hill Monday nearly 47 years after a civil rights protest there that left him badly beaten. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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A Civil Rights Paradox in South Carolina
12:00 pm
Mon January 21, 2008

A Civil Rights Paradox in South Carolina

Civil rights supporters will march throughout the country January 21st in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those joining the celebration in Columbia, South Carolina will come face to face with a paradox: As they march for civil rights, they will pass a statue honoring one of the leading white supremacists in South Carolina's history. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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The Immigration Issue Among SC Voters
12:00 pm
Thu January 17, 2008

The Immigration Issue Among SC Voters

As part of our series of reports on the upcoming South Carolina primaries we look at immigration. WFAE's Julie Aguirre reports on why it's so important to Republican voters.

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The Religious Right in SC
12:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2008

The Religious Right in SC

South Carolina has consistently picked the Republican president over the last 24 years. In a state that some call "deeply religious," the evangelical voting block has a significant impact. But in this year's primary, evangelicals are faced with changing views among their ranks and no clear, single candidate to get behind. WFAE's Simone Orendain reports.

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Retirees on the SC Primary
12:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2008

Retirees on the SC Primary

People above the age of 65 make up a significant voting block in South Carolina. Although many of them aren't originally from the state. They're retirees from northern and western states moving to the South for better weather or to be closer to family. WFAE's Lisa Miller spoke with some Republican retirees who a few days from now will be casting their first Presidential Primary votes as South Carolinians.

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Handicapping McCrory's Chances
12:00 pm
Tue January 15, 2008

Handicapping McCrory's Chances

Tuesday afternoon in the small town of Jamestown, near Greensboro, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is expected to announce he's running for governor. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Dr. Andy Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University, for some analysis. He first asked Dr. Taylor what McCrory and his campaign people have been considering in recent weeks to arrive at this decision.

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B of A Buys Countrywide
12:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2008

B of A Buys Countrywide

Bank of America's announcement last week that it's buying the nation's largest mortgage lender, Countrywide, means the Charlotte bank is becoming an even bigger player on the national financial scene. For some analysis on why the deal was done and what it means, WFAE's Scott Graf called Nancy Bush, an analyst based in South Carolina. He began by asking why the deal was attractive to Bank of America.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2008

Charlotte Talks

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Beards Because
12:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2008

Beards Because

A nine-week fundraiser featuring a combination of fun and facial hair, ended this weekend in Charlotte. "Beards Because" saw 36 men set their razors down, and in the process, raise money and awareness to prevent domestic violence. WFAE's Scott Graf has this report.

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