Economy
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Nutrition firm Herbalife to hire 500 at NC plant
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 3:21pm.

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.

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Belk adding 150 jobs to handle online sales
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:13am.

Charlotte-based Belk Inc. is adding about 150 jobs to deal with its growing online sales.

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Marino on Money: Keeping food costs down
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 5:22pm.

video If you hosted Thanksgiving dinner, you probably are aware of how food prices have gone up since summer droughts damaged many crops. With Christmas approaching, certified financial planner Ross Marino has some tips to help keep your food costs down.

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End to benefits approaching for long-term unemployed
Submitted by Matt Ray on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 5:35pm.

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.

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Area businesses cash in on Cyber Monday
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 4:16pm.

video Store owners in the Cape Fear say this was the busiest weekend of shopping they've seen in years. Today, Cyber Monday is in full effect, and many people are logging on for holiday deals.

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Shopping small puts big bucks into economy
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 11/24/2012 - 4:10pm.

video This weekend kicked off “Small Business Saturday,” a nation-wide push for the support of Mom and Pop stores. In Wilmington, a few small shops felt the effects of the campaign. They say there was a theme to all the madness.

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NC unemployment rate drops slightly in October
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:00am.

video The state Commerce Department released figures Friday showing that the rate dropped to 9.3 percent from 9.6 percent in September. The figures show a significant improvement from a year ago, when unemployment was 10.6 percent in October 2011.

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Hostess to close, cites nationwide worker strike
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 9:19am.

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.

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Area businesses serve those who have served
Submitted by Matt Ray on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 1:09pm.

video Many area businesses are saying thank you to our nation's armed forces with specials and discounts for current and past military members.

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Local unemployment more than point higher than nation
Submitted by Matt Ray on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 3:58pm.

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?

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