Posted: 12/05/2008 - Regulators have shut down First Georgia Community Bank, the 23rd U.S. bank failure this year.
Updated: 12/05/2008 - The numbers are in. November saw the highest job cuts in 30 years. 500,000 more people are out of a job. Many will turn to charities. Local organizations are getting a much needed boost.
Updated: 09/16/2009 - The Labor Department's report shows the crucial employment market deteriorating at an alarmingly rapid clip, and handed Americans some more grim news right before the holidays.
Posted: 12/05/2008 - The Mortgage Bankers Association said Friday the percentage of loans at least a month overdue or in foreclosure was up from 9.2 percent in the April-June quarter, and up from 7.3 percent a year earlier.
Updated: 12/04/2008 - When times are tough, you cut expenses. More folks are changing their car insurance to save some bucks. News 12 is on your side with what you can do and how insurance companies are willing to help.
Posted: 12/04/2008 - Christmas is now exactly three weeks away, and though your tree may be all lit up, the outlook isn't so bright for retailers. Thursday afternoon, retailers will report their November numbers, and lots of people are very nervous about what this report card is going to show.
Posted: 12/03/2008 - Driving into Columbia County lately you can't miss all those new buildings. Loads of new businesses are going up there. So why when times are so bad are people still willing to invest money there?
Posted: 12/03/2008 - In another sign of the times, the owners of Augusta Mall facing their own financial crisis--to the tune of more than a billion dollars.
Posted: 12/02/2008 - Nationally, GM and Ford reported big drops in sales in November, but that's a trend that seems to be missing in Augusta. Some dealers tell us they actually sold more new cars this November compared to last year.
Posted: 12/01/2008 - Officials at the South Carolina Surplus Property Office say a customer who donates at least $50 in toys can buy a surplus laptop computer for $25. The computers usually sell for $200.
Posted: 12/01/2008 - People aren't just saving on clothes and electronics this weekend, they're also saving taxes on guns in South Carolina.
Posted: 11/26/2008 - South Carolina businesses may see a break on workers' compensation rates next year.
Updated: 11/26/2008 - This year especially, volunteers are expecting big crowds at free Thanksgiving Day dinners because of the economy. We visit Aiken's One Table as preps are well underway.
Posted: 11/26/2008 - Beginning on Jan. 1, 2009, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will change.
Posted: 11/26/2008 - It seems everything costs an arm and a leg these days, but that doesn't mean your feet have to suffer. In fact, a lot of people are now "soled" on shoe repair.
Posted: 11/25/2008 - News 12's Meredith Anderson finishes her list of 12 Fantastic Freebies.
Posted: 11/24/2008 - Counting dollars this holiday season, Tom De Santes wants to avoid buying high-priced techno gadgets as gifts for his two sons.
Posted: 11/24/2008 - In these tough times, cheap is good, but free is better.I know what you're thinking. Nothing's free, and if it is, there's a catch. Well, we've found 12 Fantastic Freebies with no strings attached.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Construction of new homes has hit a record low and they're the lowest they've been in 50 years.
Updated: 09/16/2009 - The number of people without a job in South Carolina is at 8-percent, the highest it's been in 25 years.
Updated: 11/20/2008 - Huge declines in financial and energy stocks lead another plunge.
Posted: 11/19/2008 - They say the way to a person's heart is through their stomach, so here's the deal: you bring two cans of food plus $10 to a participating florist, and you get a dozen roses.
Updated: 11/20/2008 - Kicking the habit of smoking is something many people want to do already, and in these tough financial times, there's all the more reason to stop.