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Apartment boom poised to reshape Raleigh, Durham downtowns

The opening of a wave of new apartment communities in downtown Durham and Raleigh promises to usher in a new phase of downtown redevelopment activity in the Triangle. It also has the potential to reshape the growth patterns for a region that until now has been known more for its sprawling subdivisions than its urban living.

Business

US stocks move lower a day after big jump

Major U.S. stock indexes veered lower in late-afternoon trading Tuesday, on course for their first decline in two days. Traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking and prune their portfolios. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices extended their slide.

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NC keeps AAA bond ratings, treasurer says

State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced Tuesday the state has kept its AAA general obligation bond rating, with a stable outlook, with all three rating agencies. Cowell said in a statement that Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings have kept North Carolina as one of only 10 states to earn the AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies.

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Spending less time on Google Plus

Google Plus advocate Mark Traphagen said he is spending more time on other social media channels as he is realizing that Google Plus isn’t taking off in terms of active users compared to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Personal Finance

Money Matters: How to remove excess IRA contributions

You have until the typical tax filing date of April 15, regardless of extensions, to make an IRA contribution for the previous tax year. You have until your filing date including extensions to remove an excess contribution from a Roth IRA and avoid a 6 percent excess contribution penalty tax.

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Under the Dome

NC keeps AAA bond ratings, treasurer says

State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced Tuesday the state has kept its AAA general obligation bond rating, with a stable outlook, with all three rating agencies. Cowell said in a statement that Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings have kept North Carolina as one of only 10 states to earn the AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies.

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IRS chief: Processing backlog of tax-exempt groups is gone

The IRS has eliminated a huge processing backlog of groups seeking tax-exempt status, the agency's chief said Tuesday. Tea party organizations' claims that they were singled out for tough treatment when they applied for that designation were at the heart of a 2013 controversy over the agency.