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NC treasurer says health plan strong financially

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State employees and retirees may avoid higher insurance premiums in 2015 because North Carolina's public-employee health insurance plan is spending less on patients than expected. Full story...
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Panel says NC should spread pension decisions

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A commission is recommending that North Carolina lawmakers change how the state's $86 billion pension system for teachers and state workers handles investments. Full story...
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SEANC hiring outside reviewer of pension system

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A union representing tens of thousands of North Carolina state workers says it's hired an outside company to scrutinize the employee pension system after a similar review raised questions about potential conflicts from several years ago. Full story...
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PPP POLL: McCrory leads Dalton by 10 points, Lt. Gov. race a dead heat

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PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Pat McCrory's lead in the Governor's race holding steady. He's at 47% to 37% for Walter Dalton with Libertarian Barbara Howe at 5%. Those numbers are exactly identical to what they were two weeks ago. Full story...
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NC pension fund generates positive annual return

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North Carolina's pension fund for public employees netted positive returns for the previous fiscal year as fixed income investments outpaced stocks, particularly international shares. Full story...
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PPP: McCrory adds slightly to lead in polls over Dalton

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A new poll shows little change in how North Carolina voters view the candidates for governor. Public Policy Polling found Pat McCrory leads Walter Dalton 47-40. That's almost identical to McCrory's 46-40 advantage in May. Full story...
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NC Treasurer Cowell wins primary

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North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell is advancing from her party's primary election as she works to keep the job responsible for overseeing $72 billion in public employee pension funds. Full story...
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5 NC elected officials call on Democratic Party leader to resign

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Five Democratic statewide elected officials have called on state Democratic Party Chairman David Parker to resign as party regulars have learned recently about alleged harassment within Democratic headquarters. Full story...
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Moody's: 7 NC counties, cities no longer negative

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Seven local governments in North Carolina are no longer getting extra scrutiny from one of the nation's credit rating agencies. Full story...
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NC treasurer returns unclaimed $6,000 to Cary man

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State Treasurer Janet Cowell has given a Cary man an unclaimed property check for $6,000 at the NC State Fair. Full story...
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