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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism

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video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells. Full story...
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NC official: MetLife breaks could shut out others

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North Carolina business recruiters say a whopping package of about $100 million in state and local incentives to get MetLife Inc. to move 2,600 jobs to North Carolina could stall benefits for other companies or force lawmakers to loosen the rules. Full story...
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Ply Gem to bring 145 jobs to Fair Bluff

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Gov. Pat McCrory and NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Ply Gem Industries, a manufacturer of building products, will expand its operations in Columbus County. The company plans to create 145 jobs and invest $15.5 million over the next three years in Fair Bluff. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate edges up in January

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videoNorth Carolina's unemployment rate edged up in January as the state continues to grapple with job losses. Full story...
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NC poultry plant closing, more than 950 lose jobs

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videoA North Carolina poultry processor is shedding about 950 workers by closing a turkey slaughtering plant at the heart of a federal environmental crimes case. Full story...
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State conference looks at link between film and tourism industries

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video Tourism is a driving force for North Carolina's economy, and the movie and TV industry is helping fuel that economic engine. Full story...
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MetLife to move 2,600 jobs to NC from NE, Calif.

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Insurance giant MetLife Inc. is moving 2,600 jobs from offices in four Northeast states and California to North Carolina, which is offering tax and other incentives that could be worth almost $100 million. Full story...
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Castle Branch to bring headquarters, 420 jobs to Wilmington

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video After looking into opportunities in California and Canada, Castle Branch, which does background and drug screenings for employers, says Wilmington is the place it will continue to call home. Full story...
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DAK Americas might close Navassa plant

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videoDAK Americas is considering shutting down its plant in Navassa, the company said Wednesday. The Brunswick County plant employs 350 full-time employees as well as another 250 contract workers. Full story...
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Caravan supporting Filipino workers stopping in NC

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A national caravan traveling from New York to New Orleans in supports of Filipino migrant workers who have died or suffered injuries while working for Grand Isle Shipyard will stop in Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Obama pushes for higher minimum wage on plant tour

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videoPresident Barack Obama is pushing for a higher minimum wage because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty. Full story...
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NC bill would create new vocational HS diplomas

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A new bill working its way through the North Carolina legislature would create new high school graduation requirements focusing on vocational training to help graduating students not headed to college to get jobs. Full story...
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Food Lion parent company laying off 350 employees

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The parent company of Salisbury-based Food Lion grocery stores plans to lay off 350 corporate workers. Full story...
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NC House taking up unemployment insurance fix

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An unemployment insurance package that would eliminate North Carolina's $2.6 billion debt to the federal government by cutting jobless benefits and raising business taxes remains on the fast track at the General Assembly. Full story...
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Wilmington lagging in job creation

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video A recent North Carolina Department of Commerce study shows that Wilmington has the third worst job creation rate in the state of North Carolina, but one area business is helping to buck that trend. Full story...
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