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Economy

NC offshore drilling resolution introduced

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This week, Republicans in the state house introduced a resolution that would allow North Carolinians to decide whether drilling should be allowed off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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National Ride To Work Day

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videoIf on your way to work today you saw a few more motorcycles, scooters and bicycles out on the road, they may not have been commuting, but making a statement – protesting gas prices for National Ride To Work Day. Full story...
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Local man feeling effects of IndyMac Bank problems

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videoTimes are tough for many people struggling to pay mortgages, deal with the economy, and keep their families afloat. Full story...
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NC legislators approve more money to help oyster population

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videoOysters are one of nature's ways to clean our waters. State legislators just approved more than $6 million to help oyster populations. Full story...
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Man receives shocking reply from Countrywide Mortgage Company

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videoA local homeowner facing tight times wrote a letter seeking help with his mortgage, and was shocked by the response. Full story...
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High fuel costs have many aviation leaders worried

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videoThe price of fuel is so high, many aviation leaders are worried about the future of their business. Full story...
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US Postal Service making cut-backs

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videoThe slow economy and high gas prices have the US Postal Service looking to cut back. It recently announced it will offer voluntary early retirement to some employees. Full story...
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Economy affecting student loans

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videoMany college students rely on loans to help pay for school, but the ailing economy is affecting private loans available to students. Full story...
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Eating produce grown locally

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videoThe rising price of gas has trickled down to our grocery stores. Everything seems to be more expensive, but there is a way you can get cheaper produce and help support the local economy. Full story...
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BCC helping students save money and gas

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Brunswick Community College is helping students save money and gas. Full story...
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Economy impacting local animal groups

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The economy is having an major impact on local rescue groups and animal shelters. Full story...
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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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