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North Carolina will allow bars, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas to open for the first time in nearly a year as Gov. Roy Cooper eased coronavirus restrictions Wednesday amid declining state trends in cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19.
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    Americans owe a staggering $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debt. We sit down with leading experts to understand how student debt has grown to astronomical proportions and how it’s impacting much more than just the borrowers.
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    The department store writes a new chapter in its long history: Chapter 11. The bankruptcy filing is the latest to hit the retail sector, particularly mall-based stores such as Belk, as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated changes in shopping.
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Old factory complexes across North Carolina are finding new lives. But in downtown Davidson, developers for years have tried to redevelop an aging cotton mill without success. That's because cancer-causing asbestos is buried on the site.

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