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WASHINGTON — Duke Energy has already written off a $10-million line of credit the company guaranteed to help produce September’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., boosting the role of corporate funds in putting on the event....
President Obama will accept corporate contributions to pay for his inauguration in January, a departure from his first inauguration and the 2012 Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C. The decision, first reported by Politico, underscores how the...
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For one day’s work, $44 million is a pretty sizable paycheck. For a few hours this week, William D. Johnson served as chief executive of Duke Energy Corp. before resigning. His departure package could include $7.4 million in severance, relocation...
WASHINGTON — As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to squelch the role of special interests in financing the party conventions — so he barred corporations and lobbyists from contributing money to this year's national convention in...
IF YOU HAVE KIDS, take them to the beach. They should enjoy it while it lasts, because there's a chance that within their lifetimes California's beaches will vanish under the waves. Global warming will redraw the maps of the world. The U.N.'s...
MICHAEL K. DORSEY, assistant professor on Dartmouth College's faculty of science, teaches in the environmental studies program.Economists, some environmentalists and a growing gaggle of politicians are pushing a grand strategy that a market mechanism — known as "carbon cap and trade" — can rescue us fastest from a climate catastrophe. But early evidence suggests...
President Bush will probably succeed in blocking any serious effort to combat global warming until he leaves office. But for the next president, the question will be how, not whether, to reduce American emissions of carbon dioxide and the other gases...
Times Staff WritersSACRAMENTO — When Richard Costigan resigned as lobbyist for the Chamber of Commerce last November, the business group chipped in for a $589 farewell gift, a wood-and-glass model of the domed Capitol where Costigan went to work for Arnold...
AP Business WriterRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal regulators said Wednesday that they are conducting a special inspection of a nuclear power plant outside North Carolina's capital city that was forced to shut down last week after operators discovered corrosion and...
Storms that have been roaring through Central Florida will continue for another couple of hours, the National Weather Service in Melbourne said. Orlando, Volusia County and Lake County will continue to see rain, forecasters said. The worst of the...
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Associated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In the spring of 1963, a prominent civil rights leader led dozens of protesters on a four-mile march from a predominantly African-American college campus to the center of Charlotte's downtown. Dr. Reginald Hawkins warned city...
The Charlotte ObserverWhen voters elect a new Charlotte mayor this fall, they will be handing him or her a long list of tough questions to confront. How do you build consensus in an increasingly diverse community that tends to segregate by race and income? How do you...
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