Economy
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Area gas prices surge amid Mideast tensions
Submitted by Asha Dave on Thu, 02/24/2011 - 12:49pm.

video Although the unrest in the Middle East has not decreased the global supply of oil so far, analysts say fear and uncertainty about the region are to blame for a sudden hike in gas prices.

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CFPUA customers will see a rate hike soon
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 11:29pm.

video You might want to think twice before letting the water run. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is raising rates.

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Business leaders tell Hagan access to money tight
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 4:33pm.

video Sen. Kay Hagan was in the Port City today to talk business. Hagan heard from area business and community leaders during a business roundtable, where the topic of access to capital was the main concern.

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GOOD NEWS: Consumer Confidence Index hits 3-year high
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 10:09am.

The Consumer Confidence Index rose in February to its highest point in three years as consumers are feeling more positive about their income prospects and the direction the economy is headed.

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Carowinds to hire 2,100 employees for season
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 02/18/2011 - 10:15am.

Carowinds is preparing to hire 2,100 employees as the theme park on the North Carolina-South Carolina state line prepares for its 39th season.

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Gov. Bev Perdue promises to help small businesses and keep teachers
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Mon, 02/14/2011 - 10:43pm.

video Gov. Bev Perdue is dealing with a budget deficit of more than $2 billion dollars so cuts will be made, but the question is what will face the chopping block?

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Area legislators preview Perdue's State of the State address
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Sun, 02/13/2011 - 10:52pm.

Gov. Bev Perdue will give her biennial State of the State address Monday night in Raleigh. We spoke with two legislators from New Hanover County about what they predict the governor will focus on.

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Service sector expands at fastest pace in five years
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:23am.

The US service sector, which employs nearly 90 percent of the work force, grew in January at the fastest pace in five years, a sign that hiring could pick up soon.

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McIntyre pushing balanced budget amendment
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 02/01/2011 - 5:47pm.

Rep. Mike McIntyre says cutting federal spending is the main focus of the new session of Congress.

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Consumer spending up 0.7 percent in December
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/31/2011 - 2:04pm.

Americans increased their spending sharply in December and consumer purchases for all of 2010 rose at the fastest pace in three years.

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