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The Triangle's jobless rate remained unchanged in December at 7.7 percent, and down by a mere fraction for the year, indicating an anemic job market in 2012. Still, economists expect improved growth this year.

Modified: 01/31/13 01:58:17 AM
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Lenovo, the world's No. 2 personal computer maker, enjoyed market-leading PC sales and growing smartphone sales in overseas markets. The company is based in China but has an executive headquarters in Morrisville that employs about 2,000 workers.

Modified: 01/31/13 02:14:16 AM

Under the Dome:  The Internet sweepstakes industry won't fold 'em. The companies that provide the software for the machines in Internet sweepstakes cafes say a bill will be introduced that would freeze the 2010 law that sought to outlaw that kind of gambling.

Modified: 01/31/13 02:01:34 AM
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Real Deals:  Over the past 15 months Fidelity Investments has spent millions renovating the Network Center, a four-building office park that the Boston mutual fund company acquired in 2011. The project is an important one for Research Triangle Park, in large part because it provides another example of how the park's inventory of aging, single-tenant buildings can be repositioned to appeal to today's workers.

Modified: 01/31/13 12:57:01 AM

Bills that distance the state from the federal health care law and accept federal penalties to the unemployed that come with the state's desire to cut benefits are expected to move quickly through the legislature. Legislative debate begins on both those issues Thursday. Republican lawmakers say the bills reflect a desire to assert state's rights and tell the federal government to "stay out of our business."

Modified: 01/31/13 05:37:27 AM
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A coalition of business leaders standing in front of a banner that proclaimed "think jobs" voiced their support for an extensive overhaul of the state's unemployment system that they consider long overdue.

Modified: 01/31/13 01:58:17 AM
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An already vibrant local beer scene, centered around six established breweries inside city limits, is about to welcome three new brewpubs: Trophy Brewing Co., Raleigh Brewing Co. and Crank Arm Brewing.

Modified: 01/31/13 02:14:46 AM

After stay-at-home mother Emily McCall had her second daughter, escaping the house became more necessary. But she found few places where she could relax while the children played. So she began working on a business plan for a place where parents could talk with friends over coffee or use their laptops while their kids played close by.

Modified: 01/30/13 12:33:56 AM
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A group of legislators will put forward several bills during this year's legislative session that could make it harder for employers to skimp on workers' compensation. Legislators acknowledge the measures aren't silver bullets but say they will provide tools to consumers and state officials to detect fraud.

Modified: 01/30/13 01:29:43 AM
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Duke Energy has named a new president for North Carolina, replacing Brett Carter with senior vice president Paul Newton. The moves continue a recent shuffle of top executives at Duke, which merged last year with Raleigh-based Progress Energy.

Modified: 01/29/13 08:21:24 PM

Ten businesses and other organizations have pledged to sponsor weekly food drives under a new program by Urban Ministries of Wake County that aims to ensure donations during normally lean times.

Modified: 01/30/13 12:54:11 AM

Tom Valone, owner of the Great Outdoor Provision Co., recently announced that four members of the store's management team would acquire the business that he co-founded in 1972. The decision came after Valone spent years exploring different exit strategies.

Modified: 01/29/13 04:56:22 AM
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