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Defective Chinese toys stem from bad working conditions

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Problems with toys made in China are once again getting attention from lawmakers in Washington. At a hearing Thursday they learned the defective toys are the end product from an assembly line of misery. Full story...
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Bank Of America cuts 3,000 jobs after poor third quarter

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Bank of America is the latest bank to cut jobs because of poor results brought on by problems in global credit markets. Full story...
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New law will require bar, restaurant owners to recycle

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Beginning in January a new state law will require bar and restaurant owners to recycle glass and aluminum alcohol containers. Full story...
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TroubleShooters: Car wash gone wrong

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videoMarshall Mansolillo went to Buff Masters car wash at the corner of Wrightsville Avenue and College Road in Wilmington. But while his car was being washed it was rear-ended by the unattended car on the conveyor belt behind it. Full story...
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2007 Black Expo highlights African-American businesses

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African-American businesses in the community will be highlighted Saturday in Wilmington. The 11th annual Black Expo will be held at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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UNCW business school makes Princeton Review's 'best' list

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UNCW's Cameron School of Business has made the Princeton Review's "best" list for the first time. Full story...
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Smithfield files federal racketeering lawsuit against union

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A union representative says the timing of a lawsuit filed by Smithfield Foods shows the company was never negotiating in good faith to hold organizing elections at its plant in Tar Heel. Full story...
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NC Court of Appeals throws out Dell incentives lawsuit

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The state Court of Appeals has upheld the state and local incentives given to Dell Inc. to build a plant in Winston-Salem, saying the legality of such tax breaks was settled long ago. Full story...
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Progress Energy's McGehee dies in London

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Progress Energy says chairman and chief executive Bob McGehee has died two days after suffering a stroke while on company business in London. He was 64. Full story...
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Number of businesses leave downtown Wilmington

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videoWhen you're in downtown Wilmington you may notice a number of vacant businesses with for-sale and for rent signs on them. Front Street has no shortage of empty spots but that doesn't appear to bother too many people. Kurt Trede and his brother may want to relocate their Carolina Beach restaurant to Front Street. Full story...
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Company recycles houses

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Reduce, reuse, recycle. It's a process that works for many household items. But now you can actually recycle your home. Full story...
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NC companies call for national carbon emissions policy

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Some banking and utility executives in North Carolina say a strong national policy on carbon emissions would reduce financial risk and spur investment in response to global climate change. Full story...
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Head of Mattel apologizes for toy recalls

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The head of Mattel apologized today for his company's massive recalls of tainted and defective toys. He spoke at a hearing on Capitol Hill as lawmakers look for ways to protect vulnerable children. Full story...
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American workforce graying

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The graying of America extends to the work force. More and more Americans are finding reasons to spend their golden years on the job. Sol Taylor is twice the age of most people in his realty office. At 76 the former biology professor works four-ten hours a day. Full story...
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Project developers to comply with new review process

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Project developers will have to comply with a new review process thanks to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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