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Pence insists economy is strong, blaming media for “irresponsible rhetoric”

Vice President Mike Pence on Monday insisted the economy is strong and blamed many in the mainstream media for their "irresponsible rhetoric" suggesting otherwise, as some economists raise alarm bells over the U.S. economic outlook.
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Study: 2018 tourism up in all NC counties despite Florence impact

Gov. Roy Cooper announced that our state saw record visitor spending in 2018 with increases in all 100 counties.
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New incentive policy to help bring 400 jobs, new retail to Shallotte

Four hundred jobs, Chick-fil-a, Hobby Lobby, and much more could be coming to Shallotte in the next year.

Six new operating rooms proposed in New Hanover County

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services held a public hearing to develop new operating rooms in response to a need determination in the 2019 State Medical Facilities Plan for six operating rooms in New Hanover County.

Dow drops 800 after bonds flash warning

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank 800 points after the bond market flashed a warning sign about a possible recession for the first time since 2007.

NC small biz insurance strategy nearing legislative finish line

A method designed to help North Carolina small businesses offer more affordable health insurance is one vote away from final legislative approval.

US adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%

U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade-plus expansion.

Merck pharmaceutical company to expand in North Carolina

The global pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck is set to expand in North Carolina, creating about 425 new jobs.

New program aims to boost low economic areas in Wilmington

A new program aims to attract investment capital into low-income areas of North Carolina, and today a meeting took place at city hall to discuss it.

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