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Economy

Towing companies looking to increase rates

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With the high price of gas, Wilmington towing companies are looking for some extra compensation. Full story...
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Sluggish economy affects July 4 weekend at the Beach

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videoFourth of July weekend usually brings more people to the beach. This weekend, some store owners say there were fewer vacationers than usual--blaming a sluggish economy as a reason. Full story...
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Outlook on summer tourism in the area

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A summer vacation is a valued commodity, and Americans are reluctant to give it up. In order to save money on gas vacationers are staying closer to home during the July 4th holiday week. Full story...
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Mystery shopper scam

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videoWith today's sluggish economy, you may be looking for a way to make an extra buck. As Good Morning America reported this morning, one way to do that is to become a mystery shopper. Full story...
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NC auto insurance rates may increase

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videoState officials and insurance leaders met in Raleigh to decide what the new rate should be. The auto insurance industry wants car insurance rates to go up by 13 percent. Full story...
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ILM on list of airports considered at risk

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videoWilmington International Airport has landed on a list of 100 regional airports considered at risk. Full story...
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Locavore-ism is a growing trend

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videoHave you ever heard the term locavore? It's a slang term used to describe people who try to eat local foods. Full story...
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New niche bank in Wilmington

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A new Wilmington bank doesn't have any branches, or any ATM's. The reason for that is because it is a niche bank, loaning mostly to veterinarians. Full story...
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10,000 locals may be eligible for stimulus, not know it

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The IRS says as many as 10,000 people in our area could still be eligible for an economic stimulus check and not know it. Full story...
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Special summer hours for some local workers

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videoSchool is out for the summer, but for people in the working world, it is business as usual. To welcome the summer season, a couple of local companies are rewarding their employees with a treat. Full story...
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Many teachers are looking for summer jobs

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videoSearching for a summer job is no longer just for teens. With soaring gas prices and a sluggish economy, a lot of teachers are looking for summer jobs to make ends meet. Full story...
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New Hanover County tax increase

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videoIf you live in New Hanover County, the tax news is not good. Full story...
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Local economics professor says outlook is good for the area

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videoUNCW Senior Economics Professor Doctor Woody Hall held an economics forum today. He said that our regions economy is doing better than the rest of the state and the country. Full story...
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Hybrid car shortage

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videoThe rapidly rising cost of gas has made hybrids hot. The combination gas and electric powered cars are in demand. Full story...
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Economy causing some to change eating habits

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videoTight economic times mean more belt tightening across the board, and that includes adjusting your eating habits. Fewer people in our area are spending lunch breaks eating out. Full story...
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