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Joe’s hot dogs: something gained, something lost
Thursday, October 8, 2015
DURHAM – For those searching for their one-pound hot dogs after the June 19 closing of Joe’s Diner, you won’t have to look far. Joe Bushfan, owner of the Angier Avenue location, will still continue serving hot dogs in a trailer behind the former diner, which now serves as an expansion to Bushfan’s next-door commissary and commercial
CFPB orders firms to pay over $200 million
Thursday, October 8, 2015
At one time or another, many consumers have fallen behind on paying their bills. For the working poor, unemployed and underemployed, the struggle to get out of debt can be a daily challenge. At the same time, there are businesses that exploit others’ financial woes, reaping high profits on debt purchased for just a few cents on the dollar. In some
Six improper and illegal interview questions
Thursday, October 8, 2015
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Picture this: A great job interview is drawing to a close. Hoping to find out more about the candidate on a personal level, the interviewer asks, "So, are you married?" The candidate blurts out, "I'm so excited! My fiancé and I are getting married this June." The employer starts to think, OK, but what if she wants to
Thursday, October 1, 2015
PARADE The Home Builders Association 2015 Parade of Homes throughout the Triangle is Oct. 3-4, 9-11 and 6-18, noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.hbadoc.com. RALEIGH CHAMBER Oct. 8, 4 p.m. – Chews & Brews: A Celebration of Culinary Arts, Market Hall, 215 S. Wolf St. RSVP by Oct. 5 to Abbie Mahoney at 664-7090. Nov. 6, 11:30 a.m. – Professional
Keep your Social Security information updated
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Most people love surprises, but many dislike change. It is just the opposite with Social Security. If you receive benefits, we want to hear about your changes. Keeping us informed minimizes the chance that we learn about something later that could negatively affect your benefits. No one wants that surprise; it creates overpayments that you must repay,
Social Security: Question & Answer
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Q: How far in advance should I apply for Social Security retirement benefits? A: You should apply three months before you want your benefits to start. Even if you are not ready to retire, you should still sign up for Medicare three months before your 65th birthday. When you are ready to apply for retirement benefits, use our online retirement application
10 ways smart couples can finish rich
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Every day, some 10,000 Americans retire. If you hope to be among them, a few suggestions could help you see more gold in your golden years. "It's important for couples to sit down and have a discussion about their retirement plans," said David Bach, vice chairman of Edelman Financial Services. Consider these 10 steps to a secure and happy
Minority-owned businesses bounce back from recession
Sunday, September 20, 2015
RALEIGH – Minority-owned businesses are rebounding following the Great Recession, according to a new report by The Institute, an organization that aims to expand and diversify North Carolina's business base. Its analysis finds African-American-owned firms expanded their employee numbers at a higher rate than white employers' businesses. Andrea

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Joe’s hot dogs: something gained, something lost

DURHAM – For those searching for their one-pound hot dogs after the June 19 closing of