Economy

Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed September 12, 2012

North Carolina's Economy And The DNC's Impact

Well the smoke has cleared and the Democratic Party has left town but what sort of economic impact did they have on our community? Their convention comes just at the end of the third business quarter this year and Dr. John Connaughton will join us to look back at the most recent economic numbers and share his prediction for the quarter ahead. We’re also joined by Charlotte Observer writer Steve Harrison. He and others at the paper have been tracking visitor spending at the convention as well as the challenge of predicting the financial impact of large events in our city.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Wed August 22, 2012

The Campaigns And The Economy

Everyone remembers the now famous phrase "it's the economy, stupid" that came out of Bill Clinton's first campaign for President. That phrase could be in full effect during the current Presidential campaign as well but the two candidates certainly see the issue from two different perspectives. Add to that the recent addition of congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential candidate. Ryan is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and has what some call "radical" views to reform the federal budget and revive the economy.

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Let the Shopping Begin!
12:00 pm
Mon November 14, 2005

Let the Shopping Begin!

(11/14/05) Have you noticed that the holiday retail season is already upon us? How could you not. Starbucks is already serving peppermint lattes.WFAE's Jaime Bedrin caught up with Ashley Gibson, retail reporter for the Charlotte Business Journal and asked her what consumers can expect in the malls.

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