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President Obama to visit NC as vote looms on jobless aid

President Barack Obama will visit the Triangle area next Wednesday, the White House confirms. The purpose of the visit is economy-related, Press Secretary Jay Carney said during a press briefing Thursday. Further details will be available in the coming days, he adds. In his latest weekly address, Obama urged Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance benefits, something […]

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NC unemployment steady at 8.8% in June, SC at 8.1%

North Carolina’s unemployment rate in June stood at 8.8 percent, unchanged from May’s revised rate and down from 8.9 percent in April, according to the N.C. Department of Commerce. The Tar Heel State’s jobless rate in June 2012 was 9.6 percent. South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched upward last month to 8.1 percent from […]

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Forbes: Charlotte, Raleigh among fastest-growing cities for population, economy

North Carolina’s two largest cities have earned spots on yet another list of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas. For the latest ranking, posted Wednesday by Forbes magazine, the publication assessed the nation’s 100 most-populous metropolitan areas and their surrounding suburbs, as defined by the U.S Office of Management and Budget. Using data from Moody’s Analytics, […]

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Bad Daddy’s opens in Raleigh

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar has opened its first Raleigh location, according to a report from the Triangle Business Journal. The Charlotte-based restaurant chain is owned by Frank Scibelli and Dennis Thompson, the team that started East Boulevard’s Cantina 1511. Scibelli is also the owner of Mama Ricotta’s and Midwood Smokehouse, while Thompson operates Firebirds steakhouse. […]

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