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Economy

Shellfishing ban threatens holiday oysters

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videoWhen it comes to the holidays, there are some things you just can’t do without. “Oysters are top of the list. We have to have oysters for Thanksgiving, it's a must.” Full story...
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Many Ogden eateries closing

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videoHighly visible restaurants in the Ogden area of New Hanover County shutting down and many are wondering if it is cause for concern or an opportunity for the innovative? Full story...
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Area businesses glad to see students return to campus

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videoIt's a wonderful time of year for businesses near UNCW. When students move back on campus, it's a big economic boost. Full story...
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UNCW study shows economy looking up

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The economic future is looking up, according to statistics released by a team from UNCW. The Cameron School of Business surveyed some 30,000 companies about their hiring plans for the next year. Full story...
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Visitor spending up in most areas, but not New Hanover County

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videoVisitors in the Tar Heel state spent almost $17 billion last year. The Governor's Office today released the visitor spending numbers from 2008 and they reflect some positive economic news for most of North Carolina. Full story...
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A day at the beach an economic trend

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videoFamily budgets aren't going as far as they used to, and neither are families when it comes to taking vacations. Full story...
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Workshop helps small businesses find their way

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From time to time we all need a point in the right direction. On Wednesday, local small business owners got the guidance they'll need to navigate towards recovery. Full story...
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Homelessness strikes some as economy staggers

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videoThe state of the economy is forcing people to make life changes they never thought they would have to make; in some cases, losing their jobs and their homes. Meghan Packer met a group who is trying to make ends meet - after trading in a house for a tent. Full story...
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Saving money on prescription medications

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Few things are as in style right now as saving money. You probably already figured out some ways to save on things like groceries and eating out, but what about ways to save money on prescription drugs? Full story...
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Cause for economic optimism?

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videoArea unemployment rates are the highest they've been in the last 15 years, but early rebounds in retail sales, real estate sales, and room occupancy tax collections are signs of strength for the local economy. Full story...
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Cooperative Bank reopening as First Bank

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videoFor the second time this year, a Wilmington-based bank has failed. The state Bank Commissioner Friday closed Cooperative Bank. Full story...
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Cruise ship docks in Wilmington

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A visiting ship has cruised its way into the Port City and it’s bringing a welcome boost to the local economy. American Cruise Line's American Glory docked on Water Street in downtown Wilmington on Monday. Full story...
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Marino on Money: April 15

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videoIn this economy it's important to make good financial decisions. To help you stay informed, we'll be hearing regularly from certified financial planner Ross Marino. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue visits Wilmington, economic announcement a bust

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Gov. Bev Perdue was supposed to attend a hastily-assembled press conference at Screen Gems Wednesday to make a "major economic announcement."

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Wilmington metro area not in a recession, at least not yet

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videoAs business professionals and area leaders had breakfast Thursday, economists served up their numbers. The good news is that according to UNC-Wilmington Senior Economist Woody Hall, our area is doing relatively well despite the worst national economy since the early 1980s. Full story...
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