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Economy

Romney promises to save southern economy

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has exchanged his talk about laid off auto workers in Michigan for laid off textile workers in South Carolina. Full story...
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Economic news hints at recession

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The latest economic news may bring the "R" word to mind. While few say we are in a recession now, everyone agrees we ought to try heading one off. Full story...
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More recession fears after retail sales report

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Fresh signs are emerging that the U.S. economic slowdown may be intensifying. Retail sales fell in December for their worst showing in six months. Full story...
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Goldman Sachs predicts recession

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Economists have been flirting with dire predictions for weeks. Today the world's most profitable securities firm, Goldman Sachs, predicted a recession. Full story...
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Housing market could pick up in 2008

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Locally, 2008 could be the year the housing market picks up. Everybody has been talking about the housing market. Economists think it will bottom out later in the year and then pick up. Full story...
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Bush considers economic stimulus

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President Bush huddled with his top economic advisors today as new figures suggested a slowing US economy. Mr. Bush says he hopes to work with congress on a stimulus plan. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped for the second consecutive month to 4.7 percent in November. Full story...
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More in NC moving to non-profit sector

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videoIn this changing and challenging economy, a new report says more North Carolinians are going to work in the non-profit sector. Full story...
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Fed aims to protect Americans from shady loan practices

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videoRecent lending practices, particularly for some mortgages, have been called everything from dishonest to outright dangerous. Full story...
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Report: Drought costs 2007 agriculture economy $573 million

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A new report said the state's drought will cost North Carolina's agriculture economy $573 million in 2007. Full story...
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Edwards and Clinton say Bush not doing enough to help homeowners

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Democratic presidential candidates John Edwards and Hillary Clinton says President Bush is not doing enough to help homeowners at risk of foreclosure. Full story...
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US food prices spike

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Consumers in the US enjoy an enviable bounty: our supermarkets are filled with some of the highest-quality, lowest-cost food in the world. Full story...
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Parents worried about toy safety this holiday season

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videoIt's hard to think about Christmas without thinking of toys. But these days you can't think of toys without thinking of danger. Full story...
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'Tis the season for... job hunting?

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As the holiday season swings into full motion chances are you have a full agenda of traditional year end activities. But there's one you probably don't associate with this time of year, even though the time is ripe. Full story...
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Gas prices at all-time high

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The average price at the pump is now more than $3 a gallon nationwide. And it could get worse as we approach one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Full story...
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