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Compare when you shop for financial products
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
You wouldn't buy laundry detergent without comparing features and prices among brands. Or a smartphone. Or a car. But most Americans either don't comparison shop for financial products – such as credit cards, car loans and mortgages – or conduct only limited searches for the best price or terms. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation's
NC employers avoid more federal unemployment taxes
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
RALEIGH - North Carolina businesses won't have to pay even higher unemployment insurance taxes beyond what's already required while the state still owes the federal government money used to pay jobless benefits during the Great Recession. The U.S. Department of Labor told Gov. Pat McCrory last week that a waiver has been granted to the state, which
Employment outlook for black males improving
Thursday, November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — Last month’s black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the white unemployment rate (4.8 percent). But when it comes to key measures in the labor market, blacks and Latinos have experienced greater gains than whites over the past year, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute. Valerie Wilson,
NC cities thrive, some are left behind
Thursday, November 13, 2014
RALEIGH – Business is booming for some North Carolina cities, namely Raleigh and Charlotte, both of which made Forbes magazine's recent rating of "Best Places for Business and Careers." While that's good news for those riding the upswing, the new State of the South report from MDC Incorporated finds not everyone is poised to take advantage of the
Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap
Thursday, November 13, 2014
In recent weeks, a consistent drumbeat against predatory lending’s small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations, including civil rights leaders, clergy,
Blacks ‘unbank’ at higher rates than whites
Thursday, November 6, 2014
WASHINGTON – When it comes to cashing checks and other financial transactions, blacks are “unbanked” at much higher rates than whites, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The FDIC, an independent government agency that guarantees deposits up to $250,000 at insured banks, conducted the study in June 2013
M/I Homes opens in Briar Chapel
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – M/I Homes recently opened a new fully decorated model home in Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill. The Villa Magnolia II C floor plan is now ready to tour. The model showcases a downstairs master suite and additional guest room on the first floor. It also provides the homebuyer with a convenient first floor workspace to nurture and care for
A resale shop for the upscale consumer
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
RALEIGH – Clothes Mentor, a retail-resale chain offering high quality brands at lower costs, has opened its third location in the Triangle. The new store joins two other locations near Triangle Town Center mall and in Chapel Hill. Clothes Mentor is America’s largest upscale-resale fashion chain and sells inventory at 70 percent below mall
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