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State Lawmakers To Tweak Law Cutting Jobless Benefits

Posted: 07/15/2013 - North Carolina lawmakers plan to make some changes in a new law that cuts unemployment benefits after the U.S. Labor Department pointed out some parts of the law that do not comply with federal regulations.

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Dow, S&P Closed At Record Highs Thursday

Posted: 07/11/2013 - The stock market closed at a record high after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would continue to support the U.S. economy.

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Pentagon To Revise Military Danger Pay Country Roster

Posted: 07/11/2013 - The Defense Department wants to take 18 countries, plus five waterways, off the danger pay roster. The move would save about $120 million a year while taking a bite out of an estimated 56,000 troops' salaries.

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New Vantage-South Banks Open In ENC

Posted: 04/29/2013 - Several local East Carolina banks opened their doors Monday in Greenville as Vantage-South banks after a merger between the two companies.

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Swiss Re Cites US Weather For Big Insurance Losses

Posted: 03/27/2013 - The world's second-largest reinsurer says natural catastrophes and man-made disasters cost the insurance industry $77 billion in 2012, the third costliest year on record.

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Consumer Confidence Rebounds In February

Posted: 02/26/2013 - Americans' confidence in the economy rebounded in February, reversing three straight months of declines as shoppers began adjusting to a payroll tax hike last month.

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Payday Lending Industry Pushes For Return In NC

Posted: 02/23/2013 - More than a decade after North Carolina became the first state to outlaw payday lending, legislators and lobbyists are pushing to legalize the short-term, high-cost loans.

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House Panel Looking At Death Tax

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Republicans at the North Carolina General Assembly are working on a tax code overhaul they want passed before they adjourn this year. But that's not stopping House GOP members from trying now to eliminate portions of the tax law they find onerous.

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Lottery Transfers $117 Million To State Public Schools

Posted: 01/29/2013 - An announcement from the lottery says it transferred $117.4 million. That brings the total amount earned for education and the state since the lottery started almost seven years ago to $2.69 billion.

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State Unemployment Rate Edges Up

Updated: 01/18/2013 - North Carolina's unemployment rate increased slightly in December as the size of the labor force also increased.

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Subaru Announces Massive Recall

Posted: 01/03/2013 - Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires.

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