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CVS unveils new name, halts tobacco sales
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The nation’s second largest drugstore, CVS Caremark, announced Sept. 2 that it has changed its corporate name to CVS Health, and has ended the sale of tobacco in all of its store locations nationwide. The decision to change its corporate name stems from a push to focus on customer health and stake a claim in the health care market. With 7,700 retail
 
10 job mistakes that may be sabotaging your career
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Yet again, you’ve been passed over for a promotion. As you throw a pity party for one in your drab cubicle, you can’t help but wonder why. After all, you get your job done satisfactorily — at least, you haven’t received any complaints. You don’t take any more workday breaks or days off than your neighbors in Cubicle-ville. You
 
Social media effect still difficult to prove
Thursday, September 11, 2014
DURHAM – Chief marketing officers from top companies expect to spend more than ever on social media, but many remain unsure how to demonstrate its impact on their businesses, a new survey finds. CMOs also continue to find it difficult to integrate social media activities into the rest of their marketing strategies. These are just some of the findings
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Thursday, September 4, 2014
MORTGAGE CONFERENCE American Mortgage Conference is Sept. 8-10 at the Crabtree Marriott in Raleigh. Mel Watt is one of the guest speakers. Visit www.americanmortgageconference.com. CORPORATE KICKBALL WAKA Kickball will begin its new league Tuesday nights for eight weeks beginning Sept. 9. Kickball is for companies who want to engage their employees.
 
Comcast commits to eliminating digital divide
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Minority students, low-income families and even job seekers continue to learn that without access to information and communication tools such as the Internet, their chances for success are daunting. But as broadband service providers in the U.S. roll out more affordable programs, it appears that navigating the digital divide may become just a little
 
Job dissatisfaction: time to make business personal
Thursday, September 4, 2014
There is a widespread issue affecting the workplace: Job dissatisfaction is more apparent than ever. This year Forbes reported that 52.3 percent of all Americans are unhappy with their jobs. You don't need to be a medical practitioner to realize that work-related stress can have a negative impact on everything from your relationships to your health. To
 
Dos and Doníts of charge-off debts
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
With 19 of the nation’s banks annually selling $37 billion in charged-off debts, the absence of clear guidelines for banks and debt collectors has led to many consumers facing lawsuits, harassing telephone calls and threats over debts they may not even owe. Even worse, debt collectors have coerced or sued the wrong people, overstated the amount or
 
Saltbox Seafood Joint
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
DURHAM – If you find yourself craving fresh seafood, the Saltbox Seafood Joint is the No. 1 place to go. Located in historic Little Five Points and just a few blocks from downtown Durham, this may be the most popular not quite “best kept secret” in Durham. I recently visited the Joint twice, first to enjoy a delicious meal, and then to
 
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Sen. Phil Berger subject of NC elections complaint

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A strong state Earned Income Tax Credit and a robust minimum wage are twin pillars that together