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Trump boasts of America’s might, draws headshakes at UN

President Donald Trump delivered a sharp rebuke of global governing at the United Nations on Tuesday, drawing headshakes and even mocking laughter from fellow world leaders as he promoted his aggressive "America First" agenda and boasted of America's economic and military might.
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Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy

Ports are closing. Farmers are moving hogs to high ground. Dealers are moving cars into service bays for refuge. And up to 3 million energy customers in North and South Carolina could lose power for weeks.
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Axe-throwing bar opens in Wilmington

Have you ever wanted to kick back, grab a drink and throw an axe?
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StepUp Wilmington steps up to help locals find jobs

StepUp Wilmington, formerly known as Phoenix Hometown Hires, is trying to place 1,000 people in jobs over the next 4 years with an average wage of $11.50 or higher.

North Carolina town picked for Amazon distribution center

A North Carolina town will be the site of a new Amazon distribution center that officials say will lead to hundreds of millions in investment and the creation of more than a thousand jobs.

China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

China said Friday it is poised to impose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals, if Washington goes ahead with its latest trade threat.
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US economy surges to 4.1 percent growth rate in Q2

The U.S. economy surged in the April-June quarter to an annual growth rate of 4.1 percent.

Survey of economists: US sales and employment likely to grow

Most U.S. business economists expect corporate sales to grow over the next three months and hiring and pay to rise with them.

Average gas price falls 6 cents a gallon; 1st drop in months

The average price of a regular gallon of gasoline fell 6 cents over the past two weeks, to $2.95.

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