Category: Business and Regulations

  • AG Cooper Enforces “No Call” Rules

    RALEIGH — Four telemarketers that repeatedly violated North Carolina’s Do Not Call Registry have entered into a settlement with the state in which they will pay a total of $66,000. Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office on Tuesday announced court orders and settlements resolving enforcement actions against the companies, including Warrior…

  • Decision Confirms Courts

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina Court of Appeals for the first time has examined how much power courts have to review North Carolina regulatory agency decisions in certain circumstances under a law the General Assembly adopted in 2000. In upholding a lower court ruling, the appeals court held that courts…

  • Boeing Offer Was At least $93M

    RALEIGH — North Carolina offered Boeing at least $93 million in incentives to build the aircraft company’s proposed 7E7 Dreamliner at the Global TransPark in Kinston, a state Commerce Department official said Friday. The incentives, offered under the William S. Lee economic development act, included estimated tax credits of $65…

  • The Economics of Joblessness

    Triangle Congressman David Price and others are rapping the Bush administration for not pushing through another extension of unemployment benefits. This is revealing.

  • NC Court Limits Utilities’ Power

    RALEIGH — A recent N.C. Supreme Court ruling limits the power of utilities to make large-scale changes to their distribution systems on private land without explicit approval. Haywood County landowner Steve Singleton had sued the local Electric Membership Corporation after it responded to a fallen power line during an ice…

  • Court Shuts Down Payday Lender

    RALEIGH — A Wake County court Monday ordered a check-cashing business to quit payday lending and stop taking consumers’ money to repay loans. “Consumers should be able to get short-term loans at reasonable rates, but the rates that Kwik Kash charged its customers were shockingly high," Attorney General Roy Cooper…

  • Cooper Seeks Tighter Regulations

    RALEIGH — Attorney Gen. Roy Cooper on Friday notified seven states that he will petition the Environmental Protection Agency to seek greater restrictions on pollutants in those states. Cooper’s step was spurred by the passage of the “Clean Smokestacks Act,” which requires NC utilities to significantly reduce emissions from their…