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CNN reported Friday that a majority of Americans think things are going well in the United States, according to a new poll.
It’s the first time the CNN/ORC International poll has found positive appraisal of the state of the nation since January 2007.
It’s a slim majority. Fifty-two percent of Americans said things are going well and 48 percent said things are going badly.
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Economic sentiments have improved over the past year, with a third of Americans saying they believe the economy is starting to recovery. About 24 percent said the same last year.
Forty-one percent say the economy has improved and 26 percent say the economic conditions are getting worse.
However, CNN reported men are more positive about the state of the nation and the economy than women. People in the Northeast and Midwest are more likely than the people in the South and West to say the economy is improving.
READ the full report on the poll at CNN.
Local retailers are asking shoppers to support small businesses instead those big box stores.
Saturday is designated as Small Business Saturday and American Express has made an interactive map so shoppers can find local independent retailers around the Charlotte area.
CLICK HERE to see the map
A survey shows shoppers who used the site last year reported spending $5.7 billion at small businesses.
CLICK HERE for a special section on Small Business Saturday.
Firefighters were on scene of a fire in south Charlotte early Friday morning.
Crews were called to the home at Starbrook Drive and South Boulevard around 4:30 a.m. One person was inside at the time, but was able to get outside safely.
Firefighters said the fire started in an outbuilding used as a garage or workshop behind the home. It was still burning an hour after the call.
There was heavy smoke damage to the house, according to officials. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Channel 9 has a crew on scene working to gather more information.
Check back to wsoctv.com for updates to this developing story.Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:23:49 -0500 News Source: MedleyStory More Local News Stories