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For sale: the Hotel Hinton, Edenton, N.C. Four story, “early 20th-century” brick building, 32,000 square feet, overlooking Edenton Bay on Albemarle Sound. Currently divided into 68 county-office spaces “in relatively good condition.” Price: $125,000, through Preservation North Carolina (Presnc.org)

POLL DU JOUR

78 percent say the U.S. Congress influences their personal economic status.

76 percent cite state governments as an influence, 75 percent cite the Federal Reserve, 70 percent President Obama and 64 percent local governments.

67 percent give Mr. Obama a negative rating on the job he is doing for the economy; 93 percent of Republicans, 90 percent of conservatives, 40 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of liberals agree.

75 percent of independents and 63 percent of moderates also give Mr. Obama a negative review.

44 percent overall expect their economic status to remain the same in the next year; 29 percent say it will improve, 27 percent say it will get worse.

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