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Businesses call for early childhood education funding
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CHARLOTTE – Businesses wishing to locate and hire in North Carolina are at times having trouble finding a qualified workforce. That's according to Bill Millett, founder of the Charlotte-based Scope View Strategic Advantage, a firm that works with companies looking to fill positions utilizing a variety of skill sets. Millet joins other business owners
 
Credit arbitration clauses favor corporations
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Although arbitration is often associated with labor unions, millions of consumers are also affected by it and don’t even know it. Often consumers find the extremely small print of credit agreements difficult to read. Others become bewildered by the legal jargon embedded in these clauses. In either case, consumers should take note. The old adage,
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
POWER BREAKFAST Raleigh real estate developer James Montague is guest speaker at the Durham Business & Professional Chain’s next power breakfast March 31, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Nzinga’s Breakfast Café, Phoenix Cross Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St., Durham. Call 683-1047. BUSINESS EXPO Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority will host
 
Public employees get Chapel Hill rental discounts
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Eller Capital Partners, a multifamily investment, development and property management company based in Chapel Hill, has a new housing incentive program for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County and state employees. Eller is offering generous discounts on rent and waiving certain fees for public employees who sign 12-month leases at its
 
Nielsen releases first multicultural ‘super consumer’ report
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
With multicultural consumer spending in the United States at $3.4 trillion, this “super consumer” group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report released this week. The report, “The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers,” identifies multicultural consumers as the most dynamic and fastest
 
Consumer complaints lead to financial relief
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Financial stress can feel like a lonely struggle. But according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 460,700 consumers shared many of the same financial concerns and contacted the agency for help in just six months last year. During this period, the CFPB’s related investigations and enforcement actions on a range of financial
 
Durham attorney hopes to breathe new life into city corridor
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
DURHAM – James Rogers remembers when 406 S. Driver St. housed a secondhand shoe store. It’s where he got his shoes when he was a student at North Carolina Central University. Rogers, a self-described country boy, said Durham was a big city to him. “The neighborhood was, you know, a little rugged, and so I’m over in the rugged
 

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Bowie women take bowling title

Bowie State women won their fifth CIAA bowling championship in school history. The Bulldogs