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.
Posted: 08/06/2013 - JetBlue Airways will cut one inch of legroom from its coach seats on transcontinental flights to make room for a new first-class cabin that will feature lie-flat beds.
Updated: 08/02/2013 - The head of the state's economic development agency says she wants to tax fracking to raise money for incentive deals that can lure companies to locate or expand in the state.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - A deal that gives college students and their parents lower interest rates for loans is heading toward its final vote.
Posted: 07/25/2013 - Four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian have been charged with running a sophisticated hacking organization that over seven years penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations.
Posted: 07/22/2013 - American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices this summer after average national prices rose 12 cents in the past week alone.
Posted: 07/15/2013 - North Carolina lawmakers plan to make some changes in a new law that cuts unemployment benefits after the U.S. Labor Department pointed out some parts of the law that do not comply with federal regulations.
Posted: 07/11/2013 - The stock market closed at a record high after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank would continue to support the U.S. economy.
Posted: 07/11/2013 - The Defense Department wants to take 18 countries, plus five waterways, off the danger pay roster. The move would save about $120 million a year while taking a bite out of an estimated 56,000 troops' salaries.
Posted: 06/17/2013 - The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, 5-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
Posted: 05/09/2013 - Data from the year 2011 shows prices for a pacemaker range from $22,000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro to $64,000 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, now named Vidant.
Posted: 04/29/2013 - Several local East Carolina banks opened their doors Monday in Greenville as Vantage-South banks after a merger between the two companies.