Economy
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ONLY ON 3: Addition of high-end business sign of economy recovery in Wilmington
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 4:50pm.

video The Wilmington of the future will look a little different than it does today. Two high-end businesses are coming, and it appears another well-known national chain wants to set up shop here. All this despite the state of the economy.

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NC Freightliner factory to add 1,100 jobs
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/12/2012 - 2:31pm.

Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will hire 1,100 workers to build long-distance trucks at its NC Freightliner plant as it bulks up after the recession.

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Unemployment falls to three-year low as economy adds 200K jobs
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 8:39am.

A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011.

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Progress Energy CEO to speak at NC economic forum
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 7:39am.

The chief executive officer of Progress Energy is among those speaking at the Economic Forecast Forum in Research Triangle Park.

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Proposed bill would ban cheery SC greeting mandate
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 12:15pm.

Two South Carolina legislators say state employees shouldn't have to answer the phone with Gov. Nikki Haley's mandated cheery greeting unless it's truly a great day in South Carolina.

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Wilmington shoppers say they would be sad to see Sears go
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 12/27/2011 - 9:51pm.

video It's quitting time for more than 100 Sears and Kmart stores across the country. Sears Holding announced Tuesday that the company would have to close the stores, fueling speculation about whether Sears, which has a 125-year history, can turn itself around and survive. Folks in Wilmington say they go out of their way to shop at Sears because of its long history.

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NC jobless rate dips to 10 percent in 6-month low
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 10:45am.

North Carolina's unemployment rate has dipped to 10 percent, the lowest since June, as the private sector added roughly 4,600 jobs.

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Christmas tree sales affected by the economy
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 9:13pm.

videoFinances are putting a damper on Christmas tree sales. At least, that's what some Christmas tree lots are reporting this season.

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Despite better national numbers, local job market still tough
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 3:17pm.

video New data from the US Labor Department show signs of hope for the job market. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits nationally dropped to its lowest since 2008. But is the Cape Fear seeing a similar situation?

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North Carolina DOT holds public hearings on ports
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 8:11am.

The state Department of Transportation is holding three public meetings this week about what role ports should play in North Carolina's economy.

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