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Airbnb hosts in the Cape Fear rake in millions

Short-term rentals like those offered on Airbnb have been a hot topic across the Port City for several years now. Many people oppose them, but just as many support them.
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2017 home sales topped $1 billion in Brunswick County

For the first time in more than a decade, residential real estate sales topped $1 billion in Brunswick County last year.
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Walmart boosts starting pay to $11 an hour, offers bonuses

Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, handing out one-time cash bonuses to those who don't benefit from the pay hike and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits.

Sears to close another 100 stores on top of 250 already targeted

Sears Holdings Corp. will be closing over 100 more stores as the struggling department store chain tries to turn around its business.
Offshore drilling platform near Santa Barbara, CA. (Photo: Mike Baird / CC BY 2.0)

Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling off US coasts

The Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades.
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Forecasters see NC continuing steady business growth in 2018

North Carolina corporate and economic leaders predict jobs and company profits will continue to see steady, diverse growth in 2018 even without landing a Toyota auto factory or Amazon headquarters expected to be announced within months.
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NC unemployment up to 4.3 percent in November

North Carolina was one of only two states to see unemployment rates rise in November, jumping to 4.3 percent.
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President Trump: Tax bill ‘an incredible Christmas gift for hard-working Americans’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed congressional Republicans' ambitious $1.5 trillion rewrite of the tax code as a win for middle class Americans.

Chinese tire maker picks North Carolina site for major plant

A Chinese tire maker is moving more aggressively into the U.S. market with plans for a North Carolina factory that is to ultimately employ 800 people and produce six million tires a year.

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