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Economy

Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants his second year in office to focus on improving North Carolina's economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient. Full story...
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NC gets $84M more than expected through December

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North Carolina coffers have been slightly more full than projected by state government budget writers through the first half of the fiscal year. Full story...
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Obama to announce manufacturing institute in NC

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President Barack Obama will focus today on creating jobs and boosting advanced manufacturing when he discusses the U.S. economy in North Carolina. Full story...
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Obama to visit North Carolina for event on economy

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit North Carolina for what's being described as "an event on the economy." Full story...
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Economists forecast growth for 2014

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Economists from local and national levels met at the Wilmington Convention Center to discuss their economic forecasts for the new year. Full story...
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McCrory: 'Carolina Comeback' economic recovery

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Gov. Pat McCrory is touting what he calls the "Great Carolina Comeback" as proof the state's Republican-authored economic and tax reforms are working. Full story...
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State, feds reach long-term dredging agreement

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videoState and federal officials have finalized an agreement to again allow dredging in North Carolina's coastal waters so fishing and transportation vessels can more easily move through shallow inlets and channels. Full story...
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Millions to BEMC for energy efficiency program

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video More jobs could be heading to our area thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Full story...
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Mayfaire getting new Marshalls & Dick's Sporting Goods

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videoTwo big retailers are on the way to Mayfaire. Developers say Marshalls and Dick's Sporting Goods will be the two newest stores added to the 400-acre retail complex. Full story...
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Unemployment down in last year in Wilmington area

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videoThe unemployment rate for the Wilmington area stayed flat from September to October, but it's down for the last year. The Wilmington metro area's 7.7 percent rate for October is 1.4 points lower than a year earlier. Full story...
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