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American Airlines applies to start nonstop Charlotte – Cuba flights

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American Airlines applied Wednesday for permission to fly nonstop from Charlotte to Havana, in a landmark move as U.S. air carriers and the U.S.

Mecklenburg may ban smoking from government grounds, parks

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CHARLOTTE -- For years, government buildings in Mecklenburg County have been smoke-free – inside

North Carolina AG won't defend transgender law in court

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Charlotte mayor: City shouldn't be punished for LGBT ordinance

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CHARLOTTECharlotte shouldn't be punished for an ordinance that was ultimately overturned by legislation preventing local and state governments from mandating protections for LGBT people, Mayor Jenn

Charlotte mayor: City shouldn't be punished for ordinance

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte shouldn't be punished for an ordinance that was ultimately overturned by legislation preventing local and state governments from mandating protections for LGBT people

N Carolina law blocking Charlotte ordinance heading to court

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gay-rights groups and others who say they'll be wronged by North Carolina's new law preventing Charlotte and other local governments from passing anti-discrimination rules are was

Carolinas face cold, snowy winter

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CHARLOTTE — Carolinas residents can prepare for another winter of cold weather outbreaks and more snow and ice than usual, according to government scientists and forecasters with one of the country’s

Investment group plans could bring 300-plus jobs to NC

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina government panel has agreed to award cash grants to a Texas-based investment management company for setting up its East Coast headquarters in the Charlotte area and bringing

5 Patterns agile leaders must monitor

Taffy Williams

Government Regulations : Government regulations on certain beverages like sodas or alcohol may alter business and customer flow.

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Working hard is not enough

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. This swan worked hard but never moved forward!

Second interview of Taffy Williams by Greg Viloria of the Nerd Stalker

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Everyone has a slant! in a startup).your

One rant after another is sometimes required

Taffy Williams

Having spent many years working for the government, I leaned that persistence and calmness pays off. Sorry, it''s not my department!

CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin

Taffy Williams

wanted to help the government, so. ???? That CEO said WHAT? They may use a positive spin to present their data in the best manner. told the CIA.

Duke Energy gets new 40-year license for Catawba River

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NC bill halting transgender ordinances heads to Senate

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2 NC social workers admit $5M in Medicaid fraud

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two Charlotte women face prison time after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the federal government''s health insurance program for the poor of more than $5 million

NCWIT Awards for Aspirations in Computing

Feld Thoughts

Help out on systems for their schools and local governments. Hack As I entered the ballroom for the event, I encountered 32 young high school women and their parents. wandered around and talked to most of the young women. They had a range of backgrounds, came from a bunch of different geographies, and were a mix of ethnicities. And inspired.

Mecklenburg asks state to ditch I-77 toll lanes

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CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County is the latest local government to oppose plans to build toll lanes to widen Interstate 77 north of Charlotte

Mecklenburg County wants NC to ditch I-77 toll lane plans

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CHARLOTTE — Mecklenburg County is the latest local government to oppose plans to build toll lanes to widen Interstate 77 north of Charlotte

Mecklenburg County wants NC to ditch I-77 toll lane plans

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mecklenburg County is the latest local government to oppose plans to build toll lanes to widen Interstate 77 north of Charlotte

2 NC women sentenced for Medicaid fraud

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CHARLOTTE — Two Charlotte-area women have been sentenced to prison for their roles in Medicaid fraud schemes that federal prosecutors say cheated the federal government out of millions of dollars

N.C. construction executive gets 2½ years in minority-contractor scam

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A politically connected paving contractor was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for his role in a bid-rigging and kickback scheme involving nearly $90 million in government highwa

Bond denied for man accused of selling trade secrets

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has denied bond for a Charlotte man who is accused of selling corporate trade secrets to the Chinese government

Your best customers sometimes kill your company

Taffy Williams

The US Government was the primary customer and maybe the only customer. Sorry I must say "Good Bye and I Am Leaving "! Thanks in advance!

The beast can kill your startup if you are not persistent

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte,NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Get back up and try again! not so fast!

6 Environmental factors that may affect your business

Taffy Williams

Through regulations and the government’s careful attempts to protect the plant, it is returning in greater numbers. above sea level.

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A Corporate Spy Shop

Taffy Williams

Regulatory and Legal sites : The Freedom of Information act makes data from government-sponsored projects available.

Duke buys major stake in REC Solar

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CHARLOTTE — The nation''s largest electric company is expanding its solar power holdings with an outfit that installs solar arrays for companies, governments and utilities

Need Money? A Few Links to Possible Investors

Taffy Williams

Small business, SBIR, Government, State Grants and/or loans are sources. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. It is clear that if you have a new startup, getting investors is essential. Some startups take smaller amounts of cash than others. They want it invested in the technology.

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Duke Energy gets new 40-year license for Catawba River

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has approved Duke Energy's license to manage 225 miles of the Catawba River in North Carolina and South Carolina for 40 more years

“Write 3 Letters” You Are Not that Good

Taffy Williams

He provided me a similar letter on leaving the government. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Well you are that good, but let’s come back to that. First a joke: A new CEO was hired to replace an outgoing CEO. The outgoing CEO met with the incoming CEO for an exit interview.

The check is in the mail

Taffy Williams

Other articles are in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com.How many times have you heard this or even used it?

Man pleads guilty to corporate espionage, awaits sentencing

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A researcher has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole trade secrets from his government and civilian employers, but his attorneys are hoping to limit the time he serves in pr

Audit: Better tracking needed on major IT projects

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CHARLOTTE — North Carolina state government does a poor job of keeping track of whether information technology projects are actually saving money, State Auditor Beth Wood''s office said Tuesday

Social worker charged with selling information

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CHARLOTTE — A Mecklenburg County social worker is accused by federal authorities of selling identifying information of federal Medicaid recipients to a man believed to have bilked the government out o

Mecklenburg weighs smoking ban for county buildings

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CHARLOTTE - Mecklenburg County commissioners are scheduled to hear from the public today about a proposed ban on smoking on government grounds and all tobacco use – including electronic cigarettes – a

Quit Complaining and Expand!

Taffy Williams

It isnot possible to change the way government functions all at once. Changing government one politician at a timebecomes a task utilizing extended contacts. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Everyone has a sphere ofinfluence. This is part of the basis of campaigns.

Democracy in a Startup? Only if You Want Super Committee Type Results

Taffy Williams

I spentmore than 14 years of my life working for the Federal Government on a MilitaryBase. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. During that time, the institutionhad countless changes in organizational structure and frequent interactionswith political figures and military officers.

Words and Experiences Are Important to Communication - Who Is On First?

Taffy Williams

spent some time working with a scientific team in a foreign country transitioning to a more democratic style of government. Other articles can be found in the Charlotte, NC- small business section of Examiner.com. Words are not the only part of communication and their interpretation depends on prior leaning experiences.

Entrepreneurship Front & Center at Republican National Convention

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Startup America will also present at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte. out of its economic quagmire. job crisis.