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McCrory shuffles NC business, environment heads

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is shuffling the heads of two state agencies that report to him. Full story...
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Charlotte call center to eliminate 239 jobs

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A call center in Charlotte is closing next month in a move that will eliminate 239 jobs. Full story...
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NC launches new jobs website for workers and employers

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The North Carolina Department of Commerce is launching a website it says will help employers and people looking for a job. Full story...
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Castle Branch to bring headquarters, 420 jobs to Wilmington

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video After looking into opportunities in California and Canada, Castle Branch, which does background and drug screenings for employers, says Wilmington is the place it will continue to call home. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate drops slightly in November

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly in November from a month earlier as the state gained nearly 35,000 new jobs. The state Commerce Department released figures Friday showing that the rate dropped to 9.1 percent from 9.3 percent in October. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate drops slightly in October

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video The state Commerce Department released figures Friday showing that the rate dropped to 9.3 percent from 9.6 percent in September. The figures show a significant improvement from a year ago, when unemployment was 10.6 percent in October 2011. Full story...
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NC gets post-election look at monthly jobless rate

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The elections are over and North Carolina can see if the state's unemployment rate was improving in October. Full story...
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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: NC commerce secretary not discouraged by loss of industry to other states

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videoContinental Tire and Caterpillar both considered building in Brunswick County, but both decided to go somewhere else. Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco does not see this as a negative, but a positive; not because we lost the companies, but because they considered us in the first place. Full story...
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