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Economy

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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Population decreasing in Columbus County

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videoA declining population and rising unemployment numbers has Columbus County leaders going on the offensive. Full story...
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Economic Outlook Conference at UNCW Tuesday

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videoLocal economists say our region is still in better shape than the rest of the nation. They spoke about it today at UNCW's 5th Annual Economic Outlook Conference. Full story...
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McIntyre: Democrats never had votes for bailout

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Rep. Mike McIntyre's wife, Dee, surprised her husband by showing up at a Pender County school today to see him before he heads back to Washington for more debate on an economic bailout. Yesterday's surprise came when McIntyre

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Public hearing tonight concerning Wave Transit fares

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Wave Transit is considering raising its bus fares. Transit company officials cite rising fuel costs as the reason for the hike. Full story...
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Enrollment is up at CFCC

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videoWith or without illegal immigrants - Cape Fear Community College is bursting at the seams. Full story...
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Manufacturing company expands Greensboro facility

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A New York company that makes a license plate recognition system is expanding a Greensboro facility that will add up to 100 jobs. Full story...
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GOP, Democratic candidates differ on offshore drilling

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Republican candidate for governor Pat McCrory says his plan to allow drilling off the North Carolina coast would help farmers produce food for the nation. Full story...
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Red Cross running low on funds

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videoWe have been reporting how the struggling economy has hurt local non-profits. Well, even one of the oldest, most prominent organizations, in our community is also in trouble. Full story...
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New Hanover County unemployment numbers better than average

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The nation's unemployment rate reached a four year high in July. And while the unemployment rate in North Carolina hit 6.2 percent, New Hanover County comes in below the national average. Full story...
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