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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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NC unemployment issue galvanizes business group

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A business coalition says fixing North Carolina's indebted unemployment insurance system will bring more certainty to companies and encourage job growth. Full story...
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McCrory wants NC college focus on in-demand jobs

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he's determined to get North Carolina's public university system focused on teaching what's economically useful. Full story...
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Group: McCrory should try to live on $350 a week

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Advocates for the unemployed are calling on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to live for one week on the maximum weekly unemployment benefit of $350 that lawmakers are considering. Full story...
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Wilmington leaders talk strategy to foster economic growth

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videoTuesday night Wilmington leaders reviewed last year's economic development and put a plan in place for further growth in 2013 at WHQR's public forum. Full story...
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Sneads Ferry experiencing building boom

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videoThe new year is bringing new business to Sneads Ferry. While some see dollar signs with new job opportunities, others say they're sad to see so much construction. To some, the sound of constructions it the sound of success. To others, it's something much different. Full story...
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County unemployment rates show big drop in Pender since Nov. '11

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video Pender County has shown the biggest improvement over the last year. The unemployment rate has dropped 2.4 points percent drop over the course of a year to 10.0 percent. That tied with two other counties for the second biggest drop in the entire state since November 2011. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate drops slightly in November

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly in November from a month earlier as the state gained nearly 35,000 new jobs. The state Commerce Department released figures Friday showing that the rate dropped to 9.1 percent from 9.3 percent in October. Full story...
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2012 record breaking for NC film industry

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video North Carolina witnessed another year of record-breaking film numbers in 2012. Year-end projections show productions had direct in-state spending of more than $376 million and created more than 4,100 crew positions for the state's workforce. Full story...
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Nutrition firm Herbalife to hire 500 at NC plant

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Nutrition and weight-loss supplement-maker Herbalife is revamping a defunct Dell Inc. computer manufacturing plant in North Carolina for an East Coast production center that will employ about 500 in three years. Full story...
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NC workers want voice in compensation study

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State workers and their advocates say the employees deserve a voice in a study that legislators are planning of North Carolina's compensation plans. Full story...
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Belk adding 150 jobs to handle online sales

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Charlotte-based Belk Inc. is adding about 150 jobs to deal with its growing online sales. Full story...
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Companies to set up shop, add jobs in Shallotte

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videoTwo new companies are coming to Brunswick County, and they're bringing new jobs with them. NEAH Transportation and Torus Energy are setting up shop in Shallotte. On top of bringing jobs, the companies hope to provide a green product. Full story...
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End to benefits approaching for long-term unemployed

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videoStores are beginning to bustle with folks out Christmas shopping, but for thousands of people receiving unemployment benefits in our area, the biggest worry will soon be just keeping a roof over their heads. Full story...
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