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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.

Volvo to open South Carolina, first in United States

Volvo Cars is officially opening its South Carolina plant - the Swedish carmaker's first plant in the United States.
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US gains 223K jobs; unemployment at 18-year low of 3.8 pct.

U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April.

Wilmington company heads to Silicon Valley for big pitch

A Wilmington company is about to get to make the pitch of a lifetime. KWIPPED started in 2014 and are a business to business platform for equipment and rental leases.
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Soccer classic scores the Port City an economic boost

The 25th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic in Wilmington was not a complete wash out, the field still was able to see some goals despite the weekends rain.

Starting salary for the class of 2018: $50,390

There should be a lot more job openings for the college class of 2018, but starting salaries won’t be much higher than last year.
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North Carolina storm recovery chief accedes Matthew frustrations

North Carolina's emergency management chief says funds for Hurricane Matthew recovery continue to flow but acknowledged the process for homeowners to tap into federal repair funds is laborious and frustrating.
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Forum on area growth and development held in Wilmington

Jobs and economic prospects in the Cape Fear Region -- that was the topic at Wednesday night's forum called Cape Fear Forward: A Forum on Growth and Development hosted by the StarNews.

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