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Economy

Unemployment falls to three-year low as economy adds 200K jobs

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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. Full story...
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Progress Energy CEO to speak at NC economic forum

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The chief executive officer of Progress Energy is among those speaking at the Economic Forecast Forum in Research Triangle Park. Full story...
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Proposed bill would ban cheery SC greeting mandate

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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. Full story...
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Wilmington shoppers say they would be sad to see Sears go

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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. Full story...
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NC jobless rate dips to 10 percent in 6-month low

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North Carolina's unemployment rate has dipped to 10 percent, the lowest since June, as the private sector added roughly 4,600 jobs. Full story...
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Christmas tree sales affected by the economy

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videoFinances are putting a damper on Christmas tree sales. At least, that's what some Christmas tree lots are reporting this season. Full story...
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Despite better national numbers, local job market still tough

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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? Full story...
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North Carolina DOT holds public hearings on ports

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The state Department of Transportation is holding three public meetings this week about what role ports should play in North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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Investors stepping in to revive neighorhoods left for dead after market bust

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video Tidalwalk is a neighborhood on the Intracoastal Waterway in the southern end of New Hanover County. When the housing market crashed, its developer went bankrupt. So Tidalwak sat mostly empty. But now, there's a flurry of activity here again. Full story...
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Wilmington home prices inching upwards

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Homes across Wilmington continue to gain value according to new data released today by CoreLogic. Full story...
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