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Top News & Analysis North Carolina

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, knocking out power to nearly 300,000 homes and businesses, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wages were tepid, which could effectively rule out an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this month. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with hiring in...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 2- U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wages were tepid, which could effectively rule out an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this month. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 151,000 jobs last month after an upwardly revised 275,000 increase in July, with hiring in...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine tore a path of destruction across Florida on Friday, knocking out power for 253,000 customers, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus from pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in more than a decade, Hermine came ashore early on Friday near...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine tore a path of destruction across Florida on Friday, leaving more than 253,000 homes and businesses without power, flooding low-lying areas and raising concerns about the spread of the Zika virus due to the massive pools of standing water left behind. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma more than a...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Wind and rain from Hurricane Hermine toppled trees and power lines along Florida's northern Gulf Coast, inundating coastal areas with storm surges before it weakened to a tropical storm over land and plowed toward the Atlantic Coast on Friday. Hermine made landfall early on Friday near St. Marks, Florida, 20 miles south of the capital of...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Wind and rain from Hurricane Hermine slammed Florida's northern Gulf Coast before it weakened to a tropical storm and ploughed its way overland towards the Atlantic Coast on Friday. Hermine made landfall early on Friday, bringing heavy rains and packing winds of 80 mph, causing damage and leaving tens of thousands of households without power...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Fierce winds and rain from Hurricane Hermine slammed Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Friday and power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark. Florida Governor Rick Scott said the storm could lead to deaths and told residents to stay indoors until it had passed. Strong gusts downed power lines and trees as widespread flooding...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Growing winds and driving rain from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida's northern Gulf Coast on Friday as power outages left tens of thousands of households in the dark in what the state's governor warned would be a potentially lethal storm. Conditions deteriorated as Hermine, a Category 1 hurricane packing winds of 80 mph, made landfall with...

  • Conditions deteriorated as Hurricane Hermine was making landfall, packing winds of 80 mph with several areas in Florida already reporting 5 inches of rain and media reported about 270,000 households had been left without power. Hermine, expected to become the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma in 2005, also posed a Labor Day weekend...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 1- Intensifying winds from Hurricane Hermine lashed Florida's northern Gulf Coast late on Thursday, as residents stocked up on provisions and some fled to higher ground ahead of what the state's governor warned would be a potentially lethal storm. "Hurricane Hermine is strengthening fast and it will impact the majority of our state," Florida...

  • Sept 1- Duke Energy Corp's board must face a shareholder lawsuit over its abrupt 2012 firing of its newly installed chief executive, a Delaware judge has ruled. As part of its $18 billion deal to acquire Progress Energy, Duke had agreed to install Progress head William Johnson as CEO of the combined company. But within hours of the acquisition's closing in July...

  • NBA strips Charlotte of 2017 All-Star Game

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  • U.S. supporters celebrate after their loss to Germany after watching the match at FIFA Fan Fest on June 26, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    CNBC’s Scott Cohn reports the Tar Heel State comes in fifth as the nation's top states for business this year.