Gwendolyn Glenn

Reporter

Gwendolyn is an award-winning journalist who has covered a broad range of stories on the local and national levels. Her experience includes producing on-air reports for National Public Radio and she worked full-time as a producer for NPR’s All Things Considered news program for five years. She worked for several years as an on-air contract reporter for CNN in Atlanta and worked in print as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, The Washington Post and covered Congress and various federal agencies for the Daily Environment Report and Real Estate Finance Today. Glenn has won awards for her reports from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association, SNA and the first-place radio award from the National Association of Black Journalists.

U.S. Mint

Last year 14 million people visited North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway. This summer the Parkway’s reach will greatly expand. It will be featured on a soon-to-be-released 2015 quarter.

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Charlotte is changing. What else is new, right?

The city’s population is now above 800,000. Mecklenburg County’s population has doubled in the last 25 years to more than 1 million people today.

But change is about more than the growing numbers of people. Properties change hands and so does their value. Buildings get torn down.

Sometimes, the entire fabric of a neighborhood changes – and the people who lose out the most are the ones who can least afford it. Today, WFAE begins a periodic series in which we’ll visit neighborhoods going through change, big and small. Our series is called Block By Block.

Bank of America is one of six financial institutions hit with a total of nearly $1.8 billion in fines Wednesday by the Federal Reserve. The fines stem from foreign currency trade violations. 

 A national organization that biennially rates teacher preparation programs across the country was itself evaluated by UNC Chapel Hill researchers. The outcome was not so good.

 North Carolina has the cheapest auto insurance rates in the country, according to a new national study conducted by insuranceQuotes.com. Laura Adams the senior analyst for the study says the state has a highly competitive market in which insurers vie for customers by trying to keep their rates below the cap set by North Carolina’s insurance commission.

Bank of America shareholders Wednesday re-elected the bank’s board of directors at its annual meeting despite intense opposition from two shareholder advisory firms. The opposition stemmed from the bank’s decision last fall to also make CEO Brian Moynihan the bank’s chairman. Shareholders also affirmed the board’s decision to give a $13 million compensation package to Moynihan.

Shareholders re-elected Bank of America’s board of directors at today’s annual meeting despite intense opposition from two shareholder advisory firms. The opposition stemmed from the bank’s decision last fall to also make CEO Brian Moynihan the bank’s chairman. Many shareholders argued that should have been put up for a vote.

Shareholders also approved the board’s recent decision to drop Moynihan’s compensation package by a $1 million, to $13 million. All but $1.5 million of that is in company stock.

Rowan County commissioners can no longer open public meetings with a prayer if it’s given by them. A federal court ruled the practice is discriminatory.

Julie Rose

Apartment construction is on the rise nationwide, and Charlotte is one of the most active markets in the country. Multi-million dollar apartment complexes are springing up as never before to the tune of more than 10,000 apartment units under construction and 10,000 others in the pipeline, primarily in the uptown area, according to Real Data, which tracks apartment markets in portions of the southeast.

Tasnim Shamma

Electrolux reported first-quarter earnings fell 29 percent compared to last year. Company officials blame North American operations for the bulk of the Swedish-based company’s earnings’ decline.

Sales of company appliances, such as microwave ovens and room air conditioners are up slightly in North America, but President and CEO Keith McLoughlin said other factors in the region are hurting profits.

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