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North Carolina jobless rate inches closer to pre-pandemic level

North Carolina's unemployment rate fell for the 10th consecutive month in July, the state Commerce Department reported on Friday, inching the percentage ever closer to pre-pandemic levels.

US home construction jumps 6.3% in June

Home construction in the U.S. rose a strong 6.3% in June, another big swing in what has been an up-and-down year so far.

May consumer spending flat; incomes fall and prices jump

Consumer spending was flat in May while incomes dropped for a second month as the impact of the government’s individual impact payments waned.

US economy up 6.4% in Q1 with stronger future gains expected

The spending has been aided by the nearly $3 trillion in support the government has approved since December.

Robinhood to build customer service center in North Carolina

The stock-trading app company Robinhood will build a customer service center in North Carolina and create nearly 400 jobs by 2025.

Watchdog says govt blocking report on Trump-hurricane flap

A government watchdog says the Commerce Department is trying to block the findings of an investigation into the agency's role in rebuking forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claims about the path of Hurricane Dorian last year.

Trump weighs executive order to add census citizenship query

President Donald Trump said Friday he is "very seriously" considering an executive order to try to force the inclusion of a citizenship question as part of the 2020 Census.

Trump administration halts cruises to Cuba under new rules

The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed major new travel restrictions on visits to Cuba by U.S. citizens, banning stops by cruise ships and ending a heavily used form of educational travel as it seeks to further isolate the communist government.

North Carolina jobless rate falls again to 4.1%

North Carolina's unemployment rate nudged down to 4.1 percent in July, a tiny decrease from the previous month.

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North Carolina man accused of assaulting firemen during fire

Authorities have arrested a man who they say assaulted firefighters as they fought a fire at his North Carolina home.

Pet Pals: 6-month-old Pitbull is looking for his forever home

This week’s Pet Pal is a 6-month-old Pitbull named Prince and is in need of a forever home after being found as a stray.

Dog who completed bucket list in New Hanover County dies of canine lymphoma

In August, we reported the story of Petey, a three-year-old dog suffering from canine lymphoma.

Wilmington film industry booming, but lacking in extras

The film industry is breaking records in 2021, both in North Carolina as a whole and in Wilmington specifically. However, the industry is currently struggling in one area.