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Hostess to close, cites nationwide worker strike

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video Hostess Brands says it is going out of business, closing plants that make Twinkies and Wonder Bread and laying off all of its 18,500 workers. Full story...
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Event aims to help veterans find jobs

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video Veterans gathered at a Resource Expo and Job Fair to learn about employment opportunities after their military service is completed. Members at the Manley Reese VFW Post in Wilmington are working hard to make sure our veterans have jobs when they come home. Full story...
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Local unemployment more than point higher than nation

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video The October national jobs report released today shows more than 170,000 jobs were added to the economy last month. So why is our local unemployment office as crowded as ever? Full story...
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Applications now accepted at Trader Joe's

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The new Trader Joe's grocery store on Oleander and College in Wilmington is accepting applications for workers when the store opens next month. Job seekers lined up outside the store today for a chance to apply for the available positions. Most said they decided to apply because they like the culture the store creates. Full story...
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NC jobless rate down after previous month's uptick

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate decreased a fraction in September to 9.6 percent, dipping back after a similar rise the previous month. Full story...
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BB&T to create 1,700 jobs near Greensboro

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BB&T Corp. says it will create 1,700 new jobs over five years in a large back-office operation near Piedmont Triad International Airport. The bank said Tuesday it has signed a seven-year sublease to take over a former American Express Co. call center in Greensboro. Full story...
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US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

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The US unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate up slightly to 9.7 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate ticked up to 9.7 percent in August with nearly 6,000 more people reported as jobless. The state Commerce Department said Friday North Carolina's unemployment rate rose slightly for a second straight month. Full story...
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NC woman rides bike 26 miles to apply for job

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A Cherryville woman who's been out of work for a year and a half went to marathon lengths to apply for a job. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory talks jobs in county with highest unemployment rate in North Carolina

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video As the Democratic Party collects in Charlotte, the GOP candidate for governor in North Carolina went to Scotland County this afternoon. The topic isn't who's running for the job of president, but where are the jobs in North Carolina? Full story...
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Romney says US energy independence is achievable

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The GOP presidential candidate says his plans for reaching that goal include increased offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. Full story...
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Wilmington-based ethanol-maker gets USDA backing for fuel plant

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A company that wants to turn grass grown on North Carolina hog farms into motor fuel is getting the federal backing it wants to build an ethanol plant. Full story...
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Unemployment up in Wilmington area for June

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Unemployment rates rose in 84 of North Carolina's 100 counties in June, including all five in our area. Full story...
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NC sets state record for film production spending

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North Carolina has set a record for in-state film production spending this year with five months left to go. The North Carolina Film Office reported Wednesday that 35 films in 30 counties have accounted for $300 million in spending this year. Full story...
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NetApp to expand in NC, create 460 jobs in 4 years

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Data management provider NetApp Inc. says it's creating another 460 jobs in North Carolina for a new high-performance computer center and paying the new employees six-figure average salaries. Full story...
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