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Economy

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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Local organization helps unemployed residents find jobs

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videoWith unemployment numbers on the rise, one local employment program is busier than ever helping people find jobs. Full story...
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Local car dealers say large SUV sales are down

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videoIt is a hard life for some car dealers right now. In the face of $4 a gallon gasoline, it's not easy trying to sell some of the cars that eat up much of our money trying to get from here to there. Full story...
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New incentives for first-time home-buyers

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videoTo encourage first-time buyers, Congress is proposing a temporary home-buyer tax credit. Full story...
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Update on using rental cars to save money on trips

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With gas prices at an all time high people are trying to find ways to save on fuel costs. Full story...
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Local gas prices still on the rise

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videoFor the first time ever, the national average for a gallon of regular gas is more than $4. Full story...
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