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Age discrimination is getting old
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
PERRY, N.C. - At age 58, Dick Hatch found himself laid off and in need of a job. Hatch is an attorney who applied for a position at a Raleigh company and said in spite of being qualified for the position, he was not granted an interview. After filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, he interviewed for the job and got it. Now
CFPB turns its attention to payday lending
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau focused on those little loans that come with triple-digit lending rates: payday loans. The Bureau convened a public forum in Nashville, Tenn., that coincided with its release of a new research report. After analyzing 11 months of borrowing at 12 million storefront locations, the CFPB’s findings again
Minority entrepreneurs succeed despite limitations
Thursday, April 3, 2014
DURHAM – The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club welcomed minority business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs for the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development’s annual business conference. The NCIMED is a nonprofit management consulting and services firm focused on business diversity. Its annual conference allows the community to network
NNPA luncheon focuses on black economics
Thursday, April 3, 2014
WASHINGTON – The economic status of African-Americans and the “crisis-level” income gap between the rich and the poor was the agenda of this year’s State of the Black Press luncheon at the National Press Club. The event, sponsored by the National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, featured discourse among journalists and
Thursday, April 3, 2014
TRAINING SESSION The city of Raleigh’s Business Assistance Program is hosting a quarterly training session for small, disadvantaged minority- and women-owned businesses on how to conduct business with the city, April 8, 2 to 4 p.m. in Room 1 at the Wilders Grove Solid Waste Operations Center, 630 Beacon Lake Drive. Contact: Luther Williams,
High rents make housing unaffordable for many
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
RALEIGH – Renters in the Raleigh-Cary area need to earn $16.46 per hour, and those in the Durham-Chapel Hill area $16.21 an hour in order to afford a basic apartment, according to a report released Monday that compares the cost of rental housing with what renters can really afford. The National Low Income Housing Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based
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