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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
 
Consumers using prepaid cards lack financial protection
Thursday, April 9, 2015
When it comes to financial services, many consumers are surprised by the range of fees attached to their transactions. From mortgages to checking accounts, credit cards and more, regulations for these products establish the “rules of the road” for consumers and creditors alike. Yet one financial product with growing popularity has no comparable
 
The business of black media
Thursday, April 9, 2015
While most people who think about black media consider its historic role as a leader and purveyor of the needs of the black community, those same people sometimes forget that these entities are businesses that must make money also. For years, this has been the struggle with black media, which often seems to be left out of the loop when it comes to
 
Blacks with Ivy League degree get unequal treatment
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
WASHINGTON – In the world of academia and employment, a degree from an Ivy League school like Harvard, Yale or Stanford is an accomplishment that equates to a better job and higher earnings – if you’re white. Even with a degree from one of America’s best institutions, racism will still meet you at the hiring door. Dr. S. Michael
 
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