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State judge denies Wal-Mart request

A state judge has denied Wal-Mart's request to prevent public access to court documents in the company's multimillion-dollar tax fight with the state.

Google announces mobile phone software

Mobile phone customers pay soon be able to get new Google software on their phones.

Writers strike could affect Wilmington

A strike by the Writers Guild of America could affect our economy here in Wilmington.

Writers’ strike would affect TV shows

Contract talks between Hollywood writers and producers broke off last night before the midnight deadline for their current labor package to expire.

Study: women make businesses more profitable

If you want to make your business more profitable improve gender balance in the board room.

Toms Drug Co. to close

A local business that's been a landmark in downtown Wilmington is closing its doors. Toms drug store has been serving Wilmington for 75 years. It'll be closed for good at the end of the month. Susan Harrington has been the owner for the past 17 years, but her late husband had owned it since the seventies. She says it's time to move on.

Progress Energy: could cost $1 billion to clean up power plants

More than $1 billion. That's how much Progress Energy says it could pay to clean up coal-burning power plants in North Carolina and South Carolina, and more than half of the cost could fall on consumers.

Defective Chinese toys stem from bad working conditions

Problems with toys made in China are once again getting attention from lawmakers in Washington. At a hearing Thursday they learned the defective toys are the end product from an assembly line of misery.

Bank Of America cuts 3,000 jobs after poor third quarter

Bank of America is the latest bank to cut jobs because of poor results brought on by problems in global credit markets.

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White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Delaware picks up come from behind win over UNCW Men’s Basketball

A 10-foot jumper by senior guard Ryan Allen with 15.9 seconds left lifted Delaware to a 67-62 victory over UNCW, salvaging a split of the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball series on Sunday afternoon in Trask Coliseum.

Biden to lift Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in military

Multiple people familiar with the matter confirm to ABC News that President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Monday that will lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.

‘Barney Miller,’ ‘Sanford and Son’ actor Gregory Sierra dies

Gregory Sierra, who had memorable roles in the 1970s sitcoms “Barney Miller” and “Sanford and Son,” has died after battling cancer. He was 83.