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US consumer prices soared 6.2% in past year, most since 1990

Prices for U.S. consumers jumped 6.2% in October compared with a year earlier as surging costs for food, gas and housing left Americans grappling with the highest inflation rate since 1990.

Producer prices rise 8.6%, matching September record high

Inflation at the wholesale level rose 8.6% last month from a year earlier, matching September’s record annual gain and offering more evidence that inflationary pressures are not yet easing.

Robinhood says hackers stole data belonging to 7 million customers

Robinhood said Monday that the popular trading app suffered a security breach last week where hackers accessed some personal information of roughly 7 million users then demanded a ransom payment.

State OKs temporary modified air permit after Ecolab Inc. reports equipment delay

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued a permit modification for the Ecolab, Inc. facility at the Port of Wilmington.

With a wink, judge fights ‘tyranny’ of Elf on the Shelf

Santa may have fewer eyes in homes this Christmas season after a Georgia judge — jokingly — banned the Elf on the Shelf.

Average US price of gas jumps by 5 cents over past 2 weeks

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped by 5 cents over the past two weeks, to $3.49 per gallon.

US companies announce plans for gene-edited strawberries

An Idaho company that successfully brought genetically modified potatoes to the market announced an agreement Thursday to help a California-based plant breeding company grow strawberries they say will stay fresh longer and have a longer growing season.

7-Eleven and Cook Out among new businesses planned for Leland

Three new businesses have been announced for the Town Leland.

Woman sues Kellogg Co. over strawberry Pop-Tarts

A New York woman is suing the Kellogg Co. over the fruit filling in its Pop-Tarts.

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Subway employee accused of stealing money from register; faces 24 counts of larceny

A now former Subway employee is accused of stealing money from the cash register on numerous occasions.

Student forced to clean school bathroom with toothbrush, grandmother says

A 9-year-old girl was told to clean a South Carolina elementary school bathroom with a toothbrush after she put too much tissue in the toilet, according to her grandmother.

Rittenhouse murder case thrown into jeopardy by mistrial bid

The murder case against Kyle Rittenhouse was thrown into jeopardy Wednesday when his lawyers asked for a mistrial over what appeared to be out-of-bounds questions asked of Rittenhouse by the chief prosecutor.

NC Marine heroes get mortgage of new house paid off in full

A Marine couple in Jacksonville, North Carolina, learned on national television that their new house had been fully paid off.