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Economy

Former bank CEO starts over

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videoIt's become a familiar story for many as the nation struggles with a devastating economy: losing your job and having to start over from square one. Rick Willetts was the head of Cooperative Bank. Last June the bank collapsed; the tough economy devouring what he had taken so much pride in. Full story...
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Local firms upset with tourism marketing outsourcing

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videoThey're speaking out against the recommendation because it urged Wrightsville Beach to use a marketing firm from South Carolina to promote tourism in our area. Full story...
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Azalea Festival brings business boom

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video There were concerns prior to the festival that the front street improvement project might hurt profits, but shops and restaurants say business was good. Full story...
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Despite challenges, restaurants opening downtown

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videoThe Blue Lotus on Front Street closed after only four months, but one restaurant opened last week and another is gearing up to open its doors next week Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Kenya gets a job

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With the state unemployment rate more than 11 percent, last week we decided to follow one woman through her job hunting process. Today that woman found a job. Full story...
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Consumer spending rise could mean more jobs

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videoDespite stagnant income, consumer spending increased for the fifth consecutive month in February. Experts say that could help many unemployed people find a job. Full story...
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Spring, summer could be busy in housing market

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video Spring typically tends to be a busy time for realtors, but buyers should know that time is running out to take advantage of a federal tax credit that could help them keep some cash in their pocket. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue talks jobs with business leaders

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video Gov. Bev Perdue used a power breakfast with area business and community leaders to outline her plans to bring more jobs to the state. The governor pledged to recreate the Port City's community that thrives on small businesses. Full story...
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Businesses against Southport sign ordinance

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video Call it a sign of frustration. A lengthy city ordinance tells Southport businesses which signs they can or can not use. Business owners say without the signs they have no business. Full story...
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Bank of America dropping debit overdraft fees

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Under the new rule, customers who try to make a purchase that would overdraw their account would be denied and ATMs would alert customers before allowing them to withdraw too much money from their accounts. Full story...
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Chicken wing prices flying high

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video They're a messy and popular food that could be taking a bigger bite out of your wallet. The price of chicken wings is flying through the roof. Full story...
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Governor spends day in Wilmington

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video After she spoke to state mayors, Gov. Perdue took a tour of the GE Hitachi plant in Castle Hayne. The governor says she plans to focus on sources of alternative energy to help create jobs in North Carolina. Full story...
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Southport Chamber pushes 'buy local' campaign

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video According to a 2007 study by the US Department of Commerce, 99.7 percent of all employer firms are small businesses. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Invista to cut jobs

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video In 2007 New Hanover County Commissioners approved a $3 million incentive package for Invista contingent on the company investing $200 million in the plant and creating 50 new jobs, but the deal never went through. Full story...
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Wilmington aims for green jobs hub

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The proposed Green Business Innovation Center would focus on developing new technologies and creating new green jobs here in the Port City. Full story...
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