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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
RALEIGH CHAMBER • Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Executive Women’s Luncheon at Embassy Suites Cary, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd. RSVP by Jan. 20 to Katelyn Crouse at 664-7036. • Jan. 29, 8 to 10 a.m. – Success in Business workshop, Raleigh Chamber, 800 S. Salisbury St. RSVP by Jan. 22 to 664-7063. • Feb. 13, 7:30-9 a.m.
More Americans may own American Dream
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
About 800,000 homeowners whose mortgages were backed by the Federal Housing Administration could save $900 annually on mortgage costs, due to a small reduction in mortgage insurance premiums. President Barack Obama made the announcement in a Jan. 8 speech in Phoenix, Arizona, one of the cities hardest hit by the nation’s housing crisis. By reducing
Religious suit settled against Raleigh company
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
RALEIGH – Mims Distributing Company has been ordered to pay $50,000 and other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit against the Raleigh beer distribution company on behalf of Christopher Alston. According to the complaint, Alston, a practicing Rastafarian who is not allowed
Obama proposes plan for paid family leave
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
President Obama has signed a directive that allows agencies to provide six weeks of advanced sick leave for federal employees to care for newborn children. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, just 12 percent of American workers receive paid family leave, and only 61 percent have paid sick leave. “Men and women both need time to care
NC insurers keep up fight for rate increase
Sunday, January 18, 2015
RALEIGH – Insurance companies aren't giving up on their quest to raise premiums on North Carolina homeowners by an average of 25 percent, an industry spokesman said Wednesday. The group representing nearly 100 companies selling homeowners policies in North Carolina is appealing its rate-increase request after the state’s insurance regulator
Black unemployment headed for single digits
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
WASHINGTON – After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue. Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy at Economic Policy Institute, analyzed the labor force participate rate,
Social Security: From dream to reality
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about his dream of an America where equality was more than a concept; it was an everyday reality. His dream struck a chord with many people and inspired a nation. It shined a light on the ideal that every citizen should have equal opportunity to prosper and succeed. As we remember Dr. King and his dream for
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
SUMMIT Durham YouthWork Internship Summit for ages 14-21 is Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Holton Career & Resource Enter, 401 N. Driver St. RSVP to durhamyouthwork@durhamnc.gov. BWIB Black Women in Business will host two events during January: • Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Taxes 101: What you need to know BEFORE you file, Ivy
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