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NC unemployment rate for June remains unchanged

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North Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged in June, staying at 8.8 percent. But state Department of Commerce figures show that employers in North Carolina dropped nearly 11,000 jobs from May to June. Full story...
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Area unemployment rates rise from April to May

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videoCounty unemployment rates for May have been released, and every county in our area saw rates increase from April. Full story...
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NC becomes 1st state to drop federal jobless funds

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North Carolina is cutting unemployment benefits for new claims beginning Sunday, a move that also makes it the first state disqualified from a federal unemployment compensation program for the long-term jobless. Full story...
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AT&T to host Wilmington job fair to fill 400 posts

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videoJust days after the the job market in our area took a hit with the announcement of 600 layoffs when DAK Americas closes its Navassa plant this fall, another business is looking to hire. Full story...
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NC jobless rate falls to 8.8 percent in May

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped to 8.8 percent in May, marking the fourth straight month of improvement in the measure of economic health for workers. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan disappointed by DAK Americas closure

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videoSen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) said she's disappointed to see that 600 workers will lose their jobs when DAK Americas shuts down in Navassa. Full story...
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DAK Americas closing Navassa plant

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video Six-hundred people will soon be out of work after a Brunswick County factory closes its doors. Full story...
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DAK Americas workers react to plant closure

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videoHours before the company's president and CEO made the official announcement that DAK Americas will close its Navassa plant in September, DAK workers learned of the closing. Full story...
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Council of State approves wood pellet facility at Port of Wilmington

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The Council of State has approved a lease agreement to let a wood pellet maker build a facility at the State Port of Wilmington. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the deal with Enviva Holdings, LP last week. Full story...
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NC Ports takes step toward wood pellet business

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video New business could be burning its way into the Port of Wilmington. After months of negotiations the North Carolina Ports Authority and wood pellet company Enviva are inching closer to a partnership. Full story...
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AT&T has 250 jobs to fill in service expansion

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AT&T says it's looking to fill more than 400 openings in North Carolina, including more than 250 new jobs in dozens of locations statewide. Full story...
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UNCW graduates more than 2,000 students

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videoSpring welcomes more than just wild azaleas throughout North Carolina. It also greets college students with diplomas and the beginning of a new season in their lives. “It is a big step,” said graduate Nicholas Alfano. “I am ready to make the transition and start new.” Full story...
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Stocks surge in early trading after hiring climbs

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A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time ever. Full story...
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Films spent $278 million here, earned $69 million last year

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Film, television and commercial productions spent more than $275 million in North Carolina and employed about 14,000 people in the past fiscal year, according to NC Department of Revenue records. Full story...
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Report: 'Iron Man 3' generated $180M, 2,000 jobs in NC

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videoA new report analyzing the impact of "Iron Man 3" filming in North Carolina shows the movie is responsible for $179.8 million in spending and 2,043 jobs in the state, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Full story...
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