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New Trump panel to explore path to reopening US economy

Every day, a team of public health officials appears in the White House briefing room to outline measures being taken to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

First wave of coronavirus stimulus payment deposited

The first batch of stimulus payments promised to American taxpayers amid the coronavirus pandemic were direct deposited on Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service said.

Apple, Google to harness phones for virus infection tracking

Apple and Google are leveraging  smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in a momentous joint effort.

North Carolina jobless claims slowed, still historic

The surge in unemployment claims in North Carolina has slowed in recent days, but remains at historic levels.

Wilmington business owner received one of the first Paycheck Protection Program loans

Amy Wright, co-founder of Bitty and Beau's Coffee, was among the first business owners to secure a Paycheck Protection Program loan through the U.S. government's $350 billion relief program for small employers.

Gov. Cooper’s new Executive Order changes social distancing rules for stores

Governor Roy Cooper announced during a news conference on Thursday that he is signing a new executive order that makes changes to guidelines for shopping at grocery and retail stores. 
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Wiped out of toilet paper? Here’s why

Finding toilet paper in a global pandemic is a struggle. That's because it's part of a very tight supply chain.

North Carolina tech company to create close to 1,200 new jobs

A North Carolina company that sells software to technology firms for voice and message applications plans to create nearly 1,200 jobs in the state over the next eight years.
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Stocks rise sharply on hopes of progress in battling virus

Stocks are jumping after some of the world's hardest-hit areas offered sparks of hope that the worst of the coronavirus outbreak may be on the horizon.

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