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McCrory touts benefits of $5B natural gas pipeline Video included


Governor McCrory made a couple of stops Tuesday, including one in the east, discussing a potential gas pipeline. More>>

US construction spending up 1.8 percent in July


U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. All major categories of construction showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects... More>>

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov


If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. More>>

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages


President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for... More>>

3 ways insurers can discourage sick from enrolling


By TOM MURPHY AP Business Writer Insurers can no longer reject customers with expensive medical conditions thanks to the health care overhaul. But consumer advocates warn that companies are still using... More>>

UN health agency urges crackdown on e-cigarettes


Governments should have tougher rules for electronic cigarettes - banning their use indoors and putting them off limits for minors - until more evidence can be gathered about their risks, the U.N. health agency said Tuesday. More>>

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K


The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. More>>

Stealz app is win-win for businesses and customers Video included


Everyone is looking for a deal and sometimes it's as easy as checking-in or posting a photo to your social media accounts, according to a new app that helps you save money and connect with your friends.Stealz is a smart phone app that helps you earn points by posting on your Twitter and Facebook accounts. More>>

Burger King plans expansion of Tim Hortons


The fight for the coffee and breakfast crowd is heating up, both at home and abroad. More>>

US home price gains slow in June


U.S. home prices increased at a slower pace in June - a cooldown that could continue for several more months. More>>

Sales of US new homes fall in July


Fewer Americans bought new homes in July, evidence that the housing sector is struggling to gain traction more than five years into the economic recovery. More>>

Democrats reframe debate on health care


President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of... More>>

United lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal


To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. More>>

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.10 pct


Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low. More>>

Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement


The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. More>>

Honda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistance


When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board. More>>

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298K


Fewer people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, another sign the job market is improving. More>>

Faster Netflix streaming coming to Time Warner Cable


Netflix is opening up its wallet once again to improve streaming speeds on one of the country's largest Internet providers. More>>

NC justices uphold ruling leading to utility rates Video included

The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two... More>>

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July


U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. More>>

Back-to-school shopping means bargains Video included


Students, parents and teachers alike may be basking in the last few weeks of summer and counting down to Labor Day getaways, but for retailers it was time to go back to school a month ago. More>>

Greenville store owner in national spotlight for offering healthy alternatives


A local store owner gets national attention for providing healthy alternatives. More>>

New Bern Walmart Neighborhood Market moves closer to completion


A new Walmart Neighborhood Market in New Bern, scheduled to open this spring, is moving closer to completion. More>>

Impress your friends and enrage your spouse with this Super Bowl TV buying guide

Buying a new TV can be a confusing and expensive endeavour. Here are some tips to ensure you get the most bang for your buck!

5 steps to protect your credit

Recent data breaches remind consumers to secure financial information. More>>

Ten of the most fascinating cars for 2015

There are indeed a few boring cars on the market today; but these upcoming models in the pages ahead certainly won't be among them. More>>

Buying a car today? Go prepared or prepare to spend extra

If you're one of the many folks planning to purchase a new vehicle today -- or any day -- spend some time preparing for your shopping excursion. More>>

ENC shops offer discounts for Small Business Saturday


Shops in eastern North Carolina offered deals to attract customers on Small Business Saturday.

Apple launches slimmer, faster, and better looking new iPad Air

The iPad has been in need of an overhaul, given that the iPad 4 was a very light refresh over its predecessor, the iPad 3. Simply put, Apple has delivered here.

Breast milk bought online may contain harmful germs

Even after working with several nursing experts, first-time mom Katie Sweet wasn't able to make enough of her own breast milk to feed her newborn daughter. More>>

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