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Economy

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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People saved more money in 2008

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videoAccording to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, people saved a lot more money in 2008. For some, putting more money aside became a necessity. Full story...
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Local auto sales beat monthly averages during December

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With one week still remaining for the month totals, Kent Williams, manager at Bob King Auto Mall, said the government bailout has helped December sales beat this year's monthly average by nearly forty percent. Full story...
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Fewer Pet Adoptions

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videoThe weak economy is not only affecting people, it's hurting animals too. Shelters are packed because few people are able to adopt. Full story...
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Circuit City filing for bankruptcy

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The nation's second largest electronics retailer has filed for bankruptcy. Full story...
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Authorites say cruise ships will remain rare

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videoWilmington had an economic boost this week when a German cruise ship docked for the day. So why isn't the Port City hosting more ships when they bring in tourists who have money to spend. Full story...
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Selling on Craigslist becoming more common

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videoDesperate times call for desperate measures. In this case, people are selling items with sentimental value, just to get some extra cash. Full story...
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