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2009 

Are you seeking a job this summer in Charlotte, North Carolina? Finally, some good news for those seeking jobs in the Concord and Locust areas of North Carolina.  Specifically, Wal-Mart has announced that they plan to hire 680 employees to work at two new Super Centers slated to open this summer....
04/29/2009
That's right!  You can even help them if needed.  How Can Your Adult Children Buy A Home and Get $8,000? Parents of children age 18 or older are eligible to cosign for FHA financing for their children to buy their first home.  The down payment with FHA financing is only 3.5% and as first-time hom...
04/28/2009
So, the Federal Reserve meets again this week to decide what the economy needs.  Specifically, do they need to change the rates and/or policies to strengthen the economy.  The really interesting point to watch this week is when the Gross Domestic Product or GDP number for the first quarter of thi...
04/27/2009
Have you seen the new construction in Highland Creek? For those in the area with middle school aged children it is a welcome addition. The new Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) middle school in Highland Creek can be accessed either from the Highland Creek Parkway or Ridge Road.  According to CM...
04/20/2009
The Charlotte area new home construction fell during the first quarter, even more deeply than nationwide.  Specifically, in Meckenburg County, single family permits fell 62 percent in the first quarter.  The numbers for March alone were down 50 percent.  That was better than the drop of the two p...
04/18/2009
An interesting statistic was announced by the Fed.  It stated "In 2008, U.S. households' net worth tumbled by $11 trillion -- a decline in a single year that equals the combined annual output of Germany, Japan and the U.K." The Stock Market Control Wow, that is amazing.  It really shows the contr...
04/17/2009
The good economic news continues!  It was announced today that the wholesale prices dropped 1.2% in March 2009.  This bodes well for holding off inflation.  So, although the recession continues  at least it is staving off inflation and helping the average citizen with lower prices. Where did the ...
04/15/2009
  The economy is going to make a full recovery!  The question is, When?!  Well, I can tell you that you will soon hear the media saying that things are getting better!  How do I know this?  Because the media is always one to three months behind in reporting news about the economy.  This is becaus...
04/14/2009
North Carolina ranked right in the middle of all the United States for economic competitiveness!  This ranking comes from the American Legislative Exchange Council based in Washington, DC.   The ranking of 21 is the same ranking that North Carolina has had for the past two years. Learn more about...
04/14/2009
What better day than Easter Sunday to write a blog about true hope for our country.  After all, we still live in one of the most prosperous countries in the world!  We have more goods available to us in an instant at one Walmart than millions of people in the world will ever have.  And, best of a...
04/14/2009
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