Posted: 12/26/2013 - Most of the people we spoke with at the New Bern Mall were happy with Santa Claus this year, so they didn't have any exchanges or returns. However, they went back for more stuff.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - The number of Americans applying for mortgages has fallen 63 percent since a May peak, reflecting a cooling housing market and higher borrowing rates.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - Honda Motor Co. has topped the insurance industry's annual list of the safest new vehicles.
Posted: 12/17/2013 - Officials in North Carolina are suing an out-of-state online lender, its related companies and their owner for offering loans that in some cases charge borrowers up to 342 percent interest.
Updated: 11/18/2013 - While several big store chains like Walmart and Best Buy are open even earlier this Thanksgiving to capitalize on the Black Friday frenzy, the Costco chain of stores will remain closed. Ross and TJ Maxx stores we checked in Eastern Carolina also report they are closed Thanksgiving Day.
Posted: 11/05/2013 - A new analysis estimates that nearly 700,000 North Carolina residents will be eligible for tax breaks that cut the cost of buying private health insurance on the new marketplaces run by the federal government.
Posted: 10/14/2013 - A new poll shows about half of working people 50 and older plan to retire at a later date than they previously expected.
Posted: 09/17/2013 - A new government study says federal health care and retirement programs are threatening to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their growth.
Updated: 08/19/2013 - North Carolina's unemployment rate has increased slightly for the first time since January.
Posted: 08/15/2013 - Swedish furniture chain IKEA is recalling two models of children's beds for repair, citing complaints over a metal rod that can break and potentially cause harm.
Updated: 08/08/2013 - Students enrolled at the state's 16 public universities a year from now can expect a pause in a decade of steady tuition increases.