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Black women face challenges in building wealth
Friday, May 1, 2015
WASHINGTON – Black women are the only group that has not recovered the jobs they lost in the recession. Five years into the national recovery, the unemployment rate for black women has even risen a little since December, from 8.2 percent to 9.2 percent. On the flip side, employment brings its own unique difficulties for black women, too. According
 
Landscaping company invests in East Durham
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
DURHAM – Bland Landscaping is quickly approaching the move-in date at its fourth location in an up-and-coming area of East Durham that has recently undergone major infrastructure improvements. Over the next five years, the Apex-based landscape contracting company plans to hire 100 to 120 people who will be based out of its new facility at 126 Stone
 
High-cost, overdraft loans tied to student accounts
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
It’s an encouraging sign that an increasing number of students are completing high school and enrolling in college. That’s a good thing. But it’s a bad thing when student bank accounts come with abusive overdraft fees and place their financial aid at risk. Dollars intended to pay for textbooks and other course materials should not be
 
Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
If you are 62, unmarried and divorced from someone entitled to Social Security retirement or disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits based on his record. To be eligible, you must have been married to your ex-spouse for 10 years or more. If you have since remarried, you can’t collect benefits on your former spouse’s record
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, April 23, 2015
TRIBUTE LUNCHEON Durham Convention & Visitors’ Bureau will host its annual Tribute Luncheon April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Durham Convention Center. Email: tributeluncheon@durham-cvb.com. RECRUITMENT FAIR A non-residential recruitment fair is April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Kittrell Job Corps Center, 1096 US Hwy 1 South, Kittrell. Contact:
 
Who isn't paying taxes?
Thursday, April 23, 2015
RALEIGH – Congressional hearings in the past few years have made headlines exposing how Apple and Microsoft moved money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. But as a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice shows these name-brand companies aren't alone. Matt Gardner, executive director with the Institute on Taxation and Public Policy, says companies
 
Seven questions to ask before starting a business
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
People start businesses every day. Life is full of opportunities, and pursuing the American Dream of business ownership is one of them. But ask yourself: Do you personally have what it takes to run a business? "When you start a business, your head, heart and gut need to be in it," said Diane Emo, author and former small-business owner, now with Coverall
 
Obama, lawmakers join fight against payday loans
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
In the aftermath of a letter signed by 500 consumer advocates from all 50 states, an unprecedented push for reining in abusive small-dollar, high-cost loans has engaged the White House and Capitol Hill. When an increasing number of Americans are striving to keep their financial houses in order, eliminating predatory lending is making news. If advocates
 
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