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Investor Group Challenges Wachovia Risk Managers
12:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2008

Investor Group Challenges Wachovia Risk Managers

(1/22/08) A Washington-based investment group is demanding accountability from Wachovia's board following today's announcement of the bank's worst quarterly earnings report in years. From WFAE's Carolinas Business Bureau Simone Orendain reports.

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Charlotte Officials Optimistic About Local Economy
12:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2008

Charlotte Officials Optimistic About Local Economy

(1/22/08) Bank earnings are faltering and economists warn of a national recession, but Charlotte officials say they're not worried. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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The Fight for Clemency
12:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2008

The Fight for Clemency

(1/22/08) In November 2005, Elias Syriani was executed in Raleigh for the 1990 murder of his wife in Charlotte. A documentary of the lesson the execution taught, in love and forgiveness, has been made. WFAE's Simone Orendain spoke with NC filmmaker Linda Booker about her film, "Love Lived on Death Row."

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35 Years of Roe v. Wade
12:00 pm
Tue January 22, 2008

35 Years of Roe v. Wade

(1/22/08) Thirty-five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled abortion should be legal in Roe versus Wade. Since then, anti-abortion groups have worked to pass restrictions state-by-state. WFAE's Julie Rose reports.

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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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