Economy
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Gov. McCrory visits New Hanover Co. for Manufacturing Day Proclamation
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 7:36pm.

videoGov. Pat McCrory will visit the Wilmington area Friday. He will be at the Cape Fear Community College's North Campus to make a proclamation in honor of Manufacturing Day.

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FIRST ON 3: WDI names Wolverton as new President and CEO
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 4:43pm.

Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Ed Wolverton as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. The search for the new WDI President and Chief Executive Officer was conducted nationwide with a total of 38 resumes received.

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Jones' Fish Camp closes
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 3:35pm.

Jones’ Fish Camp, which had been serving old-timey staples alongside Calabash-style seafood at 7770 Market St. since late 2009, locked the doors for good late last week.

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August unemployment rate in NC is 8.7 percent
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 3:22pm.

North Carolina's jobless rate is continuing its downward trend after a one-month increase. The state Commerce Department said Friday the August unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, compared with 8.9 percent the month before. The July rate was the first month-to-month increase since January.

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Stocks, bonds rise sharply as Fed keeps stimulus
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:20pm.

videoThe stock market is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve's surprise decision to keep its economic stimulus in place.

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NC Commerce Secretary says small biz, exports keys to economic growth
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 2:20pm.

video North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker was the guest speaker at a luncheon for business leaders in Wilmington. Decker says much of the growth in this economy is going to come from small and mid-sized businesses.

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2 NC governments consider incentives for Carowinds
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 1:43pm.

Local governments are considering whether to help Carowinds by giving more than $900,000 in incentives to the corporate owner of the theme park that straddles the North Carolina-South Carolina.

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CSX designation could help Brunswick Co. lure long-wanted jobs
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 3:58pm.

video Railroad giant CSX announced Brunswick County's Mid Atlantic Industrial Park on US 74/76 is now designated a CSX Select Site. Local leaders hope the move will eventually help bring a major manufacturer and jobs to the area.

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Duke Energy selects Brunswick County location for Site Readiness Program
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 09/12/2013 - 9:32am.

video Duke Energy Progress has chosen a 220-acre tract along the Cape Fear River in Navassa to participate in the utility's 2013 Site Readiness Program to prepare the location for potential industrial development.

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Walgreens buying Raleigh-based Kerr drugstores
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:28am.

Walgreens announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to buy Raleigh-based Kerr drugstores. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

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