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The purchasing power of low-income consumers
Thursday, December 14, 2017
If your organization has overlooked the low-income consumer market, it's time to take a cue from Amazon and include this historically underserved group in your business strategy. Membership economy expert Robbie Kellman Baxter shares how the retail giant created a wildly successful subscription model specially tailored for cash-strapped consumers. "Many
 
Weaver Street Market to open at The Dillon
Monday, December 11, 2017
RALEIGH – Kane Realty Corporation and Federal Capital Partners are opening a Weaver Street Market, a popular co-op food market founded in Carrboro nearly 30 years ago. The co-op will open next summer at The Dillon in Raleigh. “We look forward to becoming part of Raleigh’s vibrant downtown community and creating a gathering place where
 
Ask Rusty: Does ex-spouse benefit from Social Security?
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Dear Rusty: Two years ago, after 34 years of marriage, my wife divorced me. She was a full-time homemaker most of those years. Is she entitled to half of my Social Security benefit when I collect at age 62? She currently gets half my pension from work, and having her also take half of my Social Security benefit would kill me financially – Going
 
Four recruiting tips for small businesses
Thursday, November 30, 2017
When you operate a small business, every team member matters, and an open position can drastically impact your production. Hiring expert Scott Wintrip reveals tips to help small businesses find superior job candidates more quickly and easily. "Small business owners are competing with one another for quality employees," said Wintrip, author of High Velocity
 

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N.C. A&T makes history with perfect season

ATLANTA — North Carolina A&T won its fourth Historically Black College and University

New Creation making a difference in Durham community

DURHAM – New Creation United Methodist Church has shone a positive light on its members

HBCUs must boost enrollment, finances

In the education space, he was perhaps one of President Obama’s fiercest critics. And