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Economy

Lawmaker: Slow recovery will bring NC budget pain

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A North Carolina state senator says a slow economic recovery and a $3.7 billion budget gap means lawmakers won't have the luxury of phasing out programs to ease the pain for personnel and services. Full story...
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End of the year car sales

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video If you're in the market for a new car, New Years Eve is the last day to get a great end of the year deal before 2011. According to the website TrueCar.com, some of the best days to buy a new car fall in the final two weeks of the year, and the least expensive deals are on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Full story...
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Last call coming for Leland bar

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video Come New Year's Day JW's Place will close up shop for good. Regulars say this place is so much more than a bar. They say it's a bar where they made great friends and great memories. Full story...
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Holiday travel despite high gas and ticket prices

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video Airports and roads throughout the state are full of holiday travelers today. Even with the escalating airfares, and soaring gas prices, many people are still traveling this holiday season. Full story...
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Crunch time for last-minute shoppers

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video There are only two days before Christmas, and it's getting to be crunch time for those last-minute shoppers. Full story...
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Fewer people apply for unemployment benefits

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Slightly fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the second drop in three weeks. That's a sign the job market is slowly healing. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Governor says manufacturing plant could come to area

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video Education, the economy and gambling were topics of discussion during Gov. Bev Perdue's roundtable with reporters in Raleigh today. WWAY was the only local TV station to make the trip to the Executive Mansion. Full story...
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Business back as E'town revitalization takes Christmas break

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video Christmas time is always important for businesses. That's why shop owners in Bladen County are glad their town put a hold on its revitalization project until the holidays are over. Full story...
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Pawn shops becoming popular option for holiday deals

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video Experts say spending on Christmas shopping is up this year and that's not just at big-name retail stores. Pawn shops are becoming a popular option for holiday deals, they have everything you can want and for good price. Shop owners say that's why more and more Christmas shoppers are considering their stores. Full story...
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NC-SC homeowners eligible for mortgage assistance

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More than 50,000 homeowners in the Carolinas could be eligible for a federal program to help people keep their homes despite losing their jobs. Full story...
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NC sales tax revenue up big over summer

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North Carolina saw the biggest increase in sales tax revenue of any state over the summer. Full story...
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Perdue & UNCW discuss biotechnology

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video The Governor's visit to the Marine Sciences Center included a roundtable discussion about marine biotechnology and new economy business. The gathering included educational leaders, businessmen and politicians. The focus of this discussion was on marine biotechnology and the opportunities it brings when it comes to jobs and the economy. Full story...
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Coty buys nail polish maker

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Cosmetic maker Coty may be shutting down its plant in Rocky Point next summer, but that doesn't mean the company is scaling back all its operations. Full story...
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Mom-and-pops hope to cash in on Small Business Saturday

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video First there was Black Friday, then came Cyber Monday. Starting this year, there's Small Business Saturday. Full story...
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Early Black Friday sales

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video This year you don't have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to get great deals. Several stores including Target and JC Penney are starting their Black Friday sales a little earlier this year. Full story...
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