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American workforce graying

The graying of America extends to the work force. More and more Americans are finding reasons to spend their golden years on the job. Sol Taylor is twice the age of most people in his realty office. At 76 the former biology professor works four-ten hours a day.

Housing market slowdown expected to continue

For most of the year, analysts have been witnessing a significant slowdown in the housing market. Now, they're predicting that the trend could continue for longer than expected. If you think the housing slump is going to end soon -- think again.

9/11 attacks changed world’s economy

The terror attacks on September 11, 2001 took a terrible human toll and sparked a war on terror. They also changed the world's economy -- reducing global growth, pummeling industries, and costing billions of dollars.

August job loss shocks economists

There was good economic news in August, with strong retailing and manufacturing numbers. But there was also bad news: the Labor Department says 4,000 jobs were lost last month and that has caught economists by surprise.

Reports indicate good, bad news for housing market, economy

As investors and market watchers keep an eye on the unfolding mortgage mess, two economic reports released Tuesday appear to indicate the troubles in the housing market could be impacting the economy overall.

NC needs more educated, skilled workers than colleges can provide

A report out today says North Carolina's universities are falling behind on providing the number of well-educated, skilled workers the state needs.

Counterfeiting is booming business

Shoppers know a bargain when they see one. Many times they're aware that what they're buying are knockoffs. Counterfeiting is a booming business.

Hurricane Dean could impact gas costs

As Hurricane Dean continues to carve a deadly destructive path it could also create a devastating impact on the economy -- particularly with the production of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Could gas prices skyrocket the way they did after Katrina?

Fed cuts discount rate

The Federal Reserve is taking dramatic action to restore calm in global financial markets amid the turmoil triggered by a widening credit crisis.

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Gov. Cooper: NC vaccination numbers still too low

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen gave an update on COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon.

Willie Garson, ‘Sex and the City’ actor, dead at 57

In the wake of his passing, Garson's many friends and former colleagues expressed their love for the actor.

Opening of applications for CFPUA COVID Relief Program

To qualify for the program, customers’ household income must be at or below 80 percent of the Area Household Income for New Hanover County.

House OKs debt and funding plan, inviting clash with GOP

The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is likely to falter because of overwhelming GOP opposition.