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Ralph Lauren adding 500 jobs in High Point

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Ralph Lauren Corp. will create 500 more jobs over the next five years and invest $97 million in High Point, where the company already has several operations. Full story...
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Elementary students get look at potential careers

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New Hanover County's Blair Elementary School held a Career Carnival today for third, fourth and fifth graders. The kids got a chance to ask people questions about their jobs to give them an idea of what the future may hold. Full story...
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Unemployment drops in Wilmington area

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Unemployment rates fell in 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in April, including all five in our area. As a whole, the Wilmington metro area say a 0.7-point drop from March to 9.2 percent in April. Full story...
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Highway Patrol looking for new troopers

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North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for new recruits. After a hiring freeze, the patrol is 175 troopers short. Full story...
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AAIPharma unveils new 40,000 sqft technology center

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Today a Wilmington-based company unveiled a multi-million dollar investment in the local economy. Full story...
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February unemployment numbers better across Cape Fear

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After a surge in unemployment across the region in January, new numbers released today show better a jobs picture for the Cape Fear in February. According to the Department of Commerce's Labor & Economic Analysis Division the unemployment rate in the Wilmington area was 10.7 percent in February. That's down from 11.3 percent in January and 11.2 percent in February 2011. Full story...
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Hagan holds meeting on minority-owned businesses today

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan is holding a round table discussion for minority-owned small businesses with the deputy administrator of the Small Business Association. Full story...
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Merger means growth for Wilmington-based insurer

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A Wilmington-based company is looking to grow after joining forces with another company. HomeInsurance.com provides home and auto insurance. Now the company is growing and providing some job security for its employees. Full story...
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Williston students look to future at career fair

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Little kids with big dreams got to meet professionals who have the jobs the kids hope to have one day. Communities in Schools of Cape Fear and UNCW's Cameron School of Business put together the first ever Williston Middle School Career Fair today. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Latest numbers show surge in area unemployment

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The latest unemployment numbers show a worsening jobs situation across the Cape Fear. All five of the counties in our area saw an increase in the unemployment rate between December and January. Full story...
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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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NC jobless rate for January still above 10 percent

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The latest report on North Carolina's unemployment rate paints a darker picture of the state's economy. The state Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in January was 10.2 percent, much higher than the national average of 8.3 percent. Full story...
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Obama urges shift to new energy technologies during NC visit

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fuel of the past" and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick County eliminated from Caterpillar search last week; thousands of jobs to Georgia

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video Caterpillar will not call southeastern North Carolina its new home. Brunswick County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Jim Bradshaw says Brunswick County was eliminated from the selection for a proposed manufacturing plant back on February 7, but officials chose to keep that decision quiet until now. Full story...
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