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Stock market pushed to new highs

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Buyers in the stock market have pushed indices to new highs. Investors are rallying around remarks by the president of the federal reserve bank of Kansas City, Thomas Hoenig, who predicts housing should strengthen later this year. Full story...
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Business owners offering reward to catch killer

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videoBusiness owners in Oak Island are coming together to try to catch a local man's killer. Yellow reward posters have started popping up in business windows since last week. Full story...
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Honda will make jet engines at North Carolina plant

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Honda Motor Company says it will build a jet engine plant in North Carolina that will employ 70 workers over the next four years. Full story...
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Carolina Beach restaurant closes without warning

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A Carolina Beach restaurant shut its doors, but the staff says they didn't know they were out of a job. Full story...
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Edwards unveils "green collar" jobs plan

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Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards wants to help train 150,000 American workers each year in what he calls "green collar" jobs. Full story...
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Smithfield: More than half of plant employees want a vote on union organizing

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Smithfield Foods says more than half of its 5,000 employees have signed letters asking a union trying to organize the plant to allow a vote. Full story...
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Business helps seniors enjoy technology

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You're never too old to embrace the computer age. Some local senior citizens are going high-tech and becoming internet savvy. Friendly Computers makes it easy for seniors and the disabled to keep up with technology. Full story...
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Final chapter at hand for Harry Potter epic

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It's been an international phenomenon. Now the final chapter is nearly at hand in the epic of Harry Potter. With a new Harry Potter film on the big screen -- and the final book of the series hitting shelves later this month -- there are quite a few businesses that want to be part of the magic as well. Full story...
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Co-owner of Leland flooring store under investigation

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videoA consumer alert tonight: a growing number of people tell us they've been scammed by a local flooring company. This story had not even aired yet and we were already getting numerous calls into the newsroom about the man being investigated. Full story...
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Vacuum system could help remove greenhouse gasses

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Could big machines that soak up carbon dioxide be part of the solution to global warming? One company thinks its giant vacuum system can help remove greenhouse gases out of the air. Full story...
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Brunswick to expand boat manufacturing facility in Navassa

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A major boat manufacturer plans to buy a facility in the coastal town of Navassa and expand the work force there by about 600 in the next five years. Full story...
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Local union attempt fails

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The attempt of some local workers to unionize has failed. Employees at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant rejected the plan to organize Thursday. Full story...
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Rising 8th-grader first in line for iPhone at Charlotte mall

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Mark Petrone has it down. First in line outside the Apple Store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte. Enough cash to buy two iPhones. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant workers want union

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Employees at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant want to unionize, and Progress Energy is fighting back. Full story...
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Philip Morris gets $750,000 from state

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A Charlotte newspaper reports the state gave Philip Morris USA $750,000 just weeks before the cigarette maker announced it's closing its factory in Concord. Full story...
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