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NC Businesses Along I-95 Tally Tolling Impact

Updated: 03/10/2012 - Opponents say plans to charge a toll on Interstate 95 in North Carolina will make it more difficult for businesses to quickly and cheaply ship goods up and down the highway.

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Here's Where The Gap Is Widest Between Rich, Poor

Posted: 03/10/2012 - There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the growing gap between rich and poor Americans. A new government report sheds light on where the gap is the widest.

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Layoffs Ease, But Hiring Is Still Sluggish

Posted: 03/10/2012 - Friday’s jobs data helped confirm that the worst of the recession-related layoffs have eased. Until employers begin shifting back to a solid pace of new hiring, though, most Americans will still have a hard time finding a new job.

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Economy Adds 227,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Unchanged

Posted: 03/09/2012 - U.S. employers added 227,000 jobs in January to complete three of the best months of hiring since the recession began. The unemployment rate was unchanged, largely because more people streamed into the work force.

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Paychecks For Young Adults Getting Slimmer

Posted: 03/08/2012 - Young adults may be facing their own version of “The Hunger Games” when entering the workforce today because they’re probably going to be hungry for more money.

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IRS Software Glitch Delays Some Tax Refunds

Posted: 03/04/2012 - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service's new software system for handling electronic tax returns has experienced problems during the tax filing season, angering some taxpayers whose refunds have been delayed.

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Antennas Make A Comeback

Updated: 02/29/2012 - Shifting TV viewer habits have triggered a spike in rooftop antenna sales.

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Buffett Says He Was 'Dead Wrong' On Housing Market

Posted: 02/25/2012 - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett admits he was "dead wrong" with his prediction that the U.S. housing market would begin to recover by now, but he remains optimistic about the nation's economy.

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Salt Lake City Olympics Earmarks A Double-Edged Sword For Romney

Posted: 02/19/2012 - Mitt Romney oversaw a wide-ranging lobbying campaign to snare tens of millions of dollars in federal earmarks for the Salt Lake City Olympic Games at a time critics were charging the games had become a prime example of out-of-control “pork barrel” spending.

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GOP Sees Chance To Attack Obama On Rising Gas Prices

Posted: 02/19/2012 - Rising gasoline prices, trumpeted in foot-tall numbers on street corners across the country, are causing concern among advisers to President Obama that a budding sense of economic optimism could be undermined just as he heads into the general election.

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IRS Faces Surge In Identity Theft Tax Fraud

Posted: 02/18/2012 - The Internal Revenue Service is grappling with a surge in identity theft-based tax fraud as crooks take advantage of web-based resources including electronic filing.

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Oil Price Surge Could Dampen Global Recovery

Posted: 02/18/2012 - A surge in oil prices sparked by saber-rattling from Iran is beginning to weigh on the global economic recovery, with potential ripple effects on consumers, corporate profits and interest rates.

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Tentative Deal On Payroll Tax Cut

Posted: 02/15/2012 - Congressional leaders are gauging lawmakers' reactions to a tentative deal extending a 2 percentage-point payroll tax cut and added unemployment benefits for the rest of 2012.

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Charlotte Man Takes High Hospital Bill To State Supreme Court

Posted: 02/13/2012 - The state Supreme Court is scheduled Monday to hear Robert Talford's argument that his hospital should have to prove why it's reasonable to charge him up to 24 times more than a local pharmacy for medications.

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Nation's Unemployment Drops To 8.3%

Posted: 02/03/2012 - Employers went on a hiring spree in January and drove down the unemployment rate for a fifth straight month to 8.3 percent, its lowest point in nearly three years.

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Tax Refund Delay For Early Filers

Posted: 01/31/2012 - If you filed your tax return early this year, you'll have to wait a week longer for your refund.

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Lose A Job, Prepare For A Really Long Job Search

Posted: 01/21/2012 - Here’s the good news: Employers are hiring more workers than they are firing these days, a welcome turnaround from the darkest days of the Great Recession.

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