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Venture fund to support UNC-Chapel Hill startups
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees have announced the formation of the Carolina Research Venture Fund to help start-up companies overcome funding gaps, accelerate growth and more quickly bring Carolina’s best-in-class research to real-world application. “Some of the best and brightest ideas in
 
Durham’s Southside earns national award
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DURHAM – The city of Durham and its Southside Revitalization Project is now one of only seven communities nationally recognized for its innovative use of federal housing funds to transform this neighborhood using public investment as the catalyst. Last week, the Community Development Department accepted the Audrey Nelson Award from the National
 
Clothing designer is ‘Mr. Make-it-happen’
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
DURHAM – You can spot Rick Moore’s designs on the likes of Kevin Hart, Omari Hardwick, Michelle Williams and Kerry Washington…if you pay close attention. Moore’s clothing line, Nyla Elise, named after his daughter, has steadily been on the come-up since its inception out of a one-bedroom apartment in 2009. Since then, Moore’s
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
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
 
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