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Economy

GOP, Democratic candidates differ on offshore drilling

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Republican candidate for governor Pat McCrory says his plan to allow drilling off the North Carolina coast would help farmers produce food for the nation. Full story...
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Red Cross running low on funds

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videoWe have been reporting how the struggling economy has hurt local non-profits. Well, even one of the oldest, most prominent organizations, in our community is also in trouble. Full story...
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New Hanover County unemployment numbers better than average

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The nation's unemployment rate reached a four year high in July. And while the unemployment rate in North Carolina hit 6.2 percent, New Hanover County comes in below the national average. Full story...
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Tax free weekend kicking off

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The pace of shopping has picked up dramatically. The state sales tax holiday is underway. Full story...
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NC ranked second best business climate

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videoEase of transportation is one of the things considered in ranking North Carolina as the second best business climate in the country. Full story...
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Minimum wage increase comes at a good time for some

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videoPeople who earn minimum wage will see a 40 cent increase starting today. It is the second part of a three step increase from the federal government. Full story...
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Screen Gems building dream stage

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Executives at Screen Gems Studios call it their "dream stage". Today, the studio announced that dream will come true. Full story...
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Economy affecting local seniors

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videoWith prices on just about everything going up, things can be tough for seniors living on a fixed income. Full story...
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Representative Mike McIntyre speaks with WWAY about the economy

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videoAs the economy continues to struggle, what is congress doing to help? That's what NewsChannel Three's Kevin Wuzzardo asked US Representative Mike McIntyre today on Good Morning Carolina.

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Bankruptcies on the rise nationwide

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A straining economy is causing more bankruptcies nationwide According to bankruptcy lawyer Bob Anderson, people filing for chapter seven and thirteen are up 30 percent from one year ago. Full story...
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Buying in bulk to save money

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Between the price of gas, and groceries, stocking up the fridge or getting to and from work is beginning to cost a pretty penny. Full story...
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Importance of internships in finding jobs

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videoA lot of reports out lately have highlighted just how tough it can be to find a job. This is proving especially true among recent graduates. Full story...
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Big updates being made to ncfilm.com

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videoWhile the Screen Actors Guild might be in a stalemate, North Carolina is not standing still when it comes to promoting its film industry. Full story...
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Update: GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wants to bring Uranium enrichment plant to Wilmington

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videoThe uranium plant was the topic of many questions and concerns Thursday night at UNCW. Right now, GE gets enriched uranium from outside companies. The company wants to enrich its own uranium. The plant would bring plenty of jobs and environmental concerns. Full story...
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GE looks to bring uranium enrichment to Wilmington

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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wants to bring a uranium enrichment plant to Wilmington. Right now, GE gets enriched uranium from outside companies. Full story...
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