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Carowinds will give $500 bonuses to seasonal associates

Carowinds expects to hire around 900 seasonal associates in advance of its season reopening on May 22. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carowinds announced Thursday that it’s offering bonuses for seasonal associates as it prepares to open for the 2021 season. The park is offering $500 bonuses for seasonal hires.…
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When parents will get child tax credit payments from the IRS

President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill includes child tax credit payments to parents for kids. Here’s who qualifies and how much you could get. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The federal government is still working on sending out the $1,400 stimulus checks from President Joe Biden‘s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, but there are some other benefits included in the package, such as the expanded child tax credit. …
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Echoes of North Carolina HB2 fallout as Georgia loses MLB All-Star Game

The Associated Press estimated the “Bathroom Bill” cost North Carolina more than $3.7 billion in economic activity. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As Major League Baseball moves its All-Star Game from Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s controversial new voting law, current and former Charlotte politicians say the current blowback reminds them of the fallout after the passage of North Carolina House Bill 2, known as “HB2” or the “Bathroom Bill.” …