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Democrats Strike Different Tone On Katrina

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The economic stimulus signed by President Barack Obama will spread billions of dollars across the country to spruce up aging roads and bridges. But there's not a dime specifically dedicated to fixing leftover damage from Hurricane Katrina.

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Poll: Public Fears About Troubled Economy Growing

Posted: 02/19/2009 - As the economy continues to struggle, the public is growing increasingly concerned about losing jobs, not having enough money to pay the bills and seeing their retirement accounts shrink, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

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Will Loss Of Marines Hurt Businesses?

Updated: 02/18/2009 - With 8 thousand Marines from Camp Lejeune headed overseas this spring many local businesses are a bit worried about what the loss may bring for them.

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Obama Unveils $75 Billion Mortgage Relief Plan

Posted: 02/18/2009 - President Barack Obama says his $75 billion plan to tackle "a crisis unlike any we've ever known" in home foreclosures is necessary to help save the economy.

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President Obama Signs Stimulus Package Into Law

Updated: 02/17/2009 - President Barack Obama has signed into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan designed to create millions of jobs and boost consumer spending.

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The Future Of Our Beaches

Posted: 02/17/2009 - The management of coastal areas is the focus of another round of meetings scheduled in Eastern Carolina in March.

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World Stock Markets Slump Amid Financial Fears

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Asian stock markets fell sharply Tuesday, with benchmarks in Hong Kong and South Korea down about 4 percent, as renewed financial fears sent banks across the region tumbling. European shares slid in early trade.

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Obama Poised To Sign Stimulus Into Law

Posted: 02/17/2009 - President Barack Obama is ready to sign into law the most sweeping economic package in decades, a rescue plan meant to reinvigorate job creation, consumer spending and public optimism. Add the bill to an ever-growing deficit.

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Coffee And Donuts = Jobs In The East

Updated: 02/16/2009 - Their slogan is "America Runs On Dunkin" and it appears that Eastern Carolina's economy may be running on Dunkin Donuts too.

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Financial Aid Applications Spike

Updated: 02/16/2009 - UPDATED. Applications for financial aid have spiked 30 percent since last year in North Carolina as more students seek help amid the economic recession.

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Obama Plans To Sign Stimulus Measure Tuesday

Posted: 02/15/2009 - Savoring his first big victory in Congress, President Barack Obama on Saturday celebrated the newly passed $787 billion economic stimulus bill as a "major milestone on our road to recovery. "

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Obama To Outline Plan To Stem Home Foreclosures

Posted: 02/14/2009 - The biggest players in the mortgage industry are halting home foreclosures while the Obama administration develops its plan to help struggling homeowners.

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Bank Customers Report RBC Problems

Updated: 02/13/2009 - Reports indicated Friday morning a computer problem was causing headaches for some RBC bank customers. Bank officials say the problem is now corrected.

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NC Borrows Money To Cover Unemployment Benefits

Posted: 02/13/2009 - So many North Carolina residents are unemployed that the state has borrowed $13 million from the federal government in order to pay their benefits this week.

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Japan, Sweden Hold Bailout Lessons For US

Posted: 02/13/2009 - As the U.S. grapples with its banking crisis, President Barack Obama is pointing to Sweden and Japan as offering lessons for what the United States should — and shouldn't — do.

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Stimulus Package Headed For House Vote Friday

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Reluctant to call it quits, key lawmakers bargained into overtime Thursday on the $790 billion economic stimulus legislation before reaching final agreement more than 24 hours after first announcing a deal.

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