FordRecall
1 day ago
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Ford recalls 680,000 cars; seat belts may not hold in crash

Ford is recalling more than 680,000 midsize sedans mainly in North America because the front seat belts may not hold people in a crash.
Jobs
1 day ago
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US jobless rate plunges to 4.6 pct., employers add 178K jobs

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent last month, though not for the best reason: Many of the unemployed gave up looking for work.
The Dixie Roadhouse will focus on lunch and dinner in the former home of Saltworks II at 4001 Wrightsville Ave. (Photo: StarNews)
1 day ago
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Wilmington favorite Dixie Grill looks to expand

In a matter of months, one of Wilmington's most beloved dining destinations could have a second location.
interest-rates
2 days ago
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US 30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.08 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates marked a fifth week of surges in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, reaching their highest levels this year.
home insurance
2 days ago
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Insurers want to raise rates for dwelling policies

Insurance companies in North Carolina are looking for a rate hike.
concertstage
2 days ago
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Senate takes aim at ‘bots’ that snap up concert seats

The Senate is cracking down on computer software used by ticket brokers to snap up tickets to concerts and shows.
Car
3 days ago
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SAFETY: US auto safety agency wants you to complain more

The U.S. government wants more people to complain about auto safety problems.
studentloans
3 days ago
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GAO: About $108 billion in student loan debt to be forgiven

Congressional investigators say the federal government is expected to forgive at least $108 billion in student loan debt as part of popular plans that tie repayment to borrowers' earnings.
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid (Photo: Chrysler.com)
3 days ago
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Chrysler minivan gets 84 mpg equivalent in electric mode

Fiat Chrysler says its new gas-electric hybrid minivan will get the equivalent of 84 miles per gallon in electric mode and 32 mpg in city-highway mileage when in hybrid mode.
Water Street Parking Deck Closing (Photo: Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY)
3 days ago
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Water Street Parking Deck closing for good

In one month, there will be one less place to park in Downtown Wilmington, as crews begin preparations to demolish the Water Street parking deck.