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Local Officials Confirm What We Already Know

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Officials with the Eastern Region presented the state of our economy Monday in Lenoir County. Numbers show that the economy in the east mirrored much of the nations economic downturn.

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Cutting Out Vacations

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The slumping economy is showing up in cancelled summer vacation rentals on the North Carolina coast.

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College Financial Aid System Facing Stiff Test

Posted: 01/25/2009 - Finding financial aid for college this year promises to be tougher than any final exam. The quest for money that begins for students and parents every January has taken on new urgency in 2009 amid fears that loans and grants will be scarcer than in the past due to the recession.

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State Pension Fund Update

Updated: 01/23/2009 - North Carolina's pension fund covers 820,000 state and local government employees, teachers, emergency officials and retirees.

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World Markets Mixed As US Data Worse Than Expected

Posted: 01/23/2009 - World stocks were mixed Thursday after worse-than-expected U.S. unemployment and housing data cut off an earlier rebound that saw investors buying up beaten-down bank stocks.

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Obama, Lawmakers To Meet On Economic Stimulus

Posted: 01/23/2009 - Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama are having a hard time finding common ground on an economic recovery plan as Republican resistance to the stimulus package emerges in the House.

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House Dems Push Tax Breaks Through Committee

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Amid grim new evidence of economic weakness, legislation at the heart of President Barack Obama's recovery plan advanced in Congress Thursday over the persistent opposition of Republicans seeking deeper tax cuts.

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Want A Lower Cable Bill? Companies Say Just Ask

Posted: 01/22/2009 - Need a break from your cable bill? You may be in luck, cable and phone companies are under pressure in this economy to keep customers, which means they could offer you a break.

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Police Departments Look For More Fuel-Cutting Cars

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Police Chief Richard Watson admits his department's newest patrol car is a curious departure from its big-horsepower Ford Crown Victorias. But the four-cylinder Pontiac Vibe GT has plenty of pep for policing, he said, and gets twice the gas mileage.

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GM Official Says Cash Could Run Out By March 31

Posted: 01/21/2009 - The target date for General Motors Corp. to get its second installment of government loans passed last week, but a top company executive says he expects the money to arrive in the next several days.

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Asian Stocks Track Down After Obama Inauguration

Posted: 01/21/2009 - Asian stock markets dropped Wednesday, with Japan's benchmark losing 2 percent, as concern that rising bank losses will cripple the world economy overshadowed the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama.

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IBM Sunny About 2009 Despite Dreary Forecasts

Posted: 01/21/2009 - In what promises to be a dismal year for tech spending, IBM Corp. packed a wallop of a surprise with its 2009 profit guidance: the numbers were so far ahead of Wall Street's forecast they were initially met with disbelief.

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Obama: 'Dramatic Action' Needed Now To Fix Economy

Posted: 01/17/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama made a pitch for his massive economic stimulus plan at a Midwestern factory that manufactures wind turbine parts, saying Friday his proposal would make smart investments in the country's future and create solid jobs in up-and-coming industries.

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