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Restaurant lets patrons pay what they can
Monday, February 19, 2018
RALEIGH – “It’s a hand up not a handout,” said Maggie Kane of her new pay-what-you-can restaurant in downtown Raleigh. A Place at the Table opened last month and is getting attention from big businesses in the community, including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Whole Foods. These companies and many others have given large donations to
NC businesses see benefits in family-friendly workplace
Friday, February 9, 2018
RALEIGH – While federal and state laws lag behind, North Carolina's private sector already understands the benefits of creating family-friendly workplace policies. That is the finding of a report based on interviews with more than 300 employers and surveys of 300 employees. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Report: Skin color tied to auto finance
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Nationwide, auto loans represent the third-highest category of consumer debt. And, according to new research, the color of your skin has a lot to do with how much debt is incurred. Discrimination in Auto Lending, authored and published by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), found that despite federal laws banning credit discrimination by race or
Sisters, entrepreneurs launch kids clothing line
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Kid sisters Stephanie and Samantha Smith have set out to show the world their concept of high fashion. Their company, SASS-E Todds, is a unique clothing line created by toddlers for toddlers. The two girls love to create and design clothing and accessories. Stephanie is 7 years old and a natural fashionista and trendsetter. She loves all things hair,
Positive year ahead for Triangle economy
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
RALEIGH – All signs point to a good year ahead for the area’s overall economy and commercial real estate markets, and reviving bipartisan cooperation would make it even stronger. Those were the tidings delivered last week to 1,600 of the area’s business, government and community leaders gathered at PNC Arena to consider the health and

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Biz Talk

Time: 5 to 6 p.m. The Greater Durham Chamber of


Happily Ever After?

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Living Happily Ever


Grand Opening

Time: 10:30 a.m. AKG of America, a leading

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Pearsontown Elementary's Andrea Petifer gets top award

In front of the entire Pearsontown Elementary family, Superintendent Pascal Mubenga surprised

Conference on sexual responsibility for teen males

RALEIGH – Several young males will have the opportunity to talk “man-to-man”

FMLA should be expanded, critics say

RALEIGH – When Jeannine Sato gave birth to her first baby in 2007, she was only able to