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Parents want adult warehouse shut down

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videoA Wilmington adult warehouse is open for business. Just four days after it's opened its doors, some folks want it shut down. Full story...
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Stocks rise after discount rate cut

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Stock prices are still gaining on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrials are gaining, after six straight days of losses. Full story...
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Another downward session on Wall Street

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It's another downward session on Wall Street. Stocks are continuing their plunge for a sixth straight session, with the Dow industrials registering the third consecutive triple-digit loss. Full story...
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Working mom takes care of kids, business at home

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videoMore and more people are working from home. One local mom is doing it all. Elizabeth Dibiasi is a mom, a wife, and works for a financial advisory firm – and she can get her work done from her couch. Full story...
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Leland man upset with pool company

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videoA Leland man is upset with a local pool company. Don Ruttan paid Tarheel Pools and Spas thousands of dollars to install his pool last year. Now, he's having problems, and says he can't get the company to do anything about it. Full story...
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Mattel promises safety after second recall

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After a second massive recall of its toys the Mattel company is promising to improve safety standards. Mattel says the suspect toys are a small percentage of their output -- and that most of them are no longer on store shelves. They could still be in the hands of your children. Full story...
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Mattel recalls nine million toys

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videoAnother major recall is underway -- and this one could affect you. The Mattel company announced Tuesday it's recalling nine million toys made in China. The toys contain lead paint or have parts and accessories that pose a choking hazard. Full story...
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Former Adelphia execs John and Tim Rigas report to North Carolina prison

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Former Adelphia Communications executives John and Timothy Rigas reported to the federal prison in Butner today. Full story...
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IRS extends hybrid incentives

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New from the IRS: the government is extending a tax incentive to purchase certain Ford hybrid vehicles. Full story...
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GE employees prepare for possible hurricanes

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More than two months into hurricane season and employees at General Electric in Wilmington are still stressing preparedness. Full story...
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School supplies tax-free this weekend

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For many students the first day of classes is just around the corner. That means it's time to pick up "back to school" supplies. This weekend is a good time to stock up, as most of what you will likely need is tax free. Full story...
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New technology brings jobs to Wilmington

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videoNew jobs will soon be coming to the area, thanks to some new technology announced at the corning plant Wednesday. Officials say a new type of wire will make the flow of information faster, cheaper and better -- and it will be manufactured right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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New hope or new headaches on Wall Street this week?

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It's a new week on Wall Street and the question is will it generate new hope or new headaches for the Dow -- which took such a beating last week. With investors hoping the market will bounce back from last week's nearly 600-point loss. Full story...
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Monkey Junction business owners criticize DOT

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Drivers now cannot make a left into the shopping center because of a new center median. The median is designed to allow for extra traffic flow that will be generated by the new Home Depot, opening soon. Full story...
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Lawmakers give last approval to ban new hog lagoons in N.C.

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The Legislature gave its final approval this afternoon to a bill that will outlaw almost all new hog lagoons in North Carolina. Only Governor Mike Easley's signature is left to turn the measure into law. Full story...
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