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.
Updated: 08/19/2013 - North Carolina's unemployment rate has increased slightly for the first time since January.
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.
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.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - A deal that gives college students and their parents lower interest rates for loans is heading toward its final vote.
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.