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Economy

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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N.C. unemployment rate falls to 4.8 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate went down to 4.8 percent in October. Full story...
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Could mortgage troubles foreshadow recession?

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There has been lots of turbulence on Wall Street lately with the Dow falling by hundreds of points day after day. Full story...
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Hard times for mortgage holders

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Mortgage holders are having a harder time keeping a roof over their heads. The number of foreclosures on homes is way up, say the latest figures. Full story...
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Oil tops $100 per barrel

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Oil topped one hundred dollars a barrel for the first time today and gas prices are almost certain to follow. Some analysts are predicting pump prices will rise to $3.50 a gallon in a matter of months. Full story...
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Gas prices continue to rise

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Prices at the pump are up and we can expect them to go even higher. What's driving all of this is a combination of supply worries and geopolitical concerns. Full story...
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