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Economy

Pawn shops becoming popular option for holiday deals

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video Experts say spending on Christmas shopping is up this year and that's not just at big-name retail stores. Pawn shops are becoming a popular option for holiday deals, they have everything you can want and for good price. Shop owners say that's why more and more Christmas shoppers are considering their stores. Full story...
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NC-SC homeowners eligible for mortgage assistance

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More than 50,000 homeowners in the Carolinas could be eligible for a federal program to help people keep their homes despite losing their jobs. Full story...
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NC sales tax revenue up big over summer

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North Carolina saw the biggest increase in sales tax revenue of any state over the summer. Full story...
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Perdue & UNCW discuss biotechnology

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video The Governor's visit to the Marine Sciences Center included a roundtable discussion about marine biotechnology and new economy business. The gathering included educational leaders, businessmen and politicians. The focus of this discussion was on marine biotechnology and the opportunities it brings when it comes to jobs and the economy. Full story...
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Coty buys nail polish maker

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Cosmetic maker Coty may be shutting down its plant in Rocky Point next summer, but that doesn't mean the company is scaling back all its operations. Full story...
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Mom-and-pops hope to cash in on Small Business Saturday

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video First there was Black Friday, then came Cyber Monday. Starting this year, there's Small Business Saturday. Full story...
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Early Black Friday sales

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video This year you don't have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to get great deals. Several stores including Target and JC Penney are starting their Black Friday sales a little earlier this year. Full story...
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Dell finally ends production at NC computer plant

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Computer maker Dell Inc. is putting its Winston-Salem manufacturing plant into mothballs. Full story...
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NC's Oct. jobless rate flat, matches US average

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North Carolina's unemployment rate isn't moving much even as thousands of people have dropped off payrolls and out of the job hunt. Full story...
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Forum focuses on region's tourism industry

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Whether they come by plane, train or automobile, One thing for sure is county officials want people to come to our area. Wednesday night tourism gurus brainstormed ways to keep people coming back to Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Record passenger traffic at ILM

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video The flow of passengers in and out of Wilmington International Airport was up 11 percent in October. That was part of a record-setting three-month period. Full story...
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Get more bang for your buck by clipping and snipping

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video Looking to get more bang for your buck? With money tight these days Coupon 101 taught locals the tips and secrets to saving money. Full story...
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Mayor Saffo says Hammerheads' return is likely

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Word on the street is the Hammerheads are headed back to Wilmington. Full story...
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Cruise ship pays Port City a visit

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If you headed downtown this afternoon you may have seen something enormous in the water. American Cruise Lines' new ship Independence docked along the riverfront. Full story...
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Pepsi will expand Winston-Salem call center

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Pepsi Beverages Co. is expanding its Winston-Salem call center with a $7.5 million investment that will bring 195 jobs to the area. Full story...
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