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Female grads face tough job market
Monday, March 30, 2015
RALEIGH – Resumes and job searches are tops on the minds of thousands of upcoming graduates from North Carolina colleges and universities. And while that first job can be tough for anyone to get, multiple studies indicate it's that much harder for women. Rachel Elahee is a psychologist and life management coach for professional women who said some of
American Underground talks Black Wall Street
Monday, March 30, 2015
DURHAM – The Bull City is known for its notable and historical African-American business presence. Parts of downtown is oftentimes referred to as Black Wall Street as it was one of the first places in America where blacks were financially and entrepreneurially prosperous. Clothing company RUNAWAY, in conjunction with American Underground at Main,
Businesses call for early childhood education funding
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CHARLOTTE – Businesses wishing to locate and hire in North Carolina are at times having trouble finding a qualified workforce. That's according to Bill Millett, founder of the Charlotte-based Scope View Strategic Advantage, a firm that works with companies looking to fill positions utilizing a variety of skill sets. Millet joins other business owners
Credit arbitration clauses favor corporations
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Although arbitration is often associated with labor unions, millions of consumers are also affected by it and don’t even know it. Often consumers find the extremely small print of credit agreements difficult to read. Others become bewildered by the legal jargon embedded in these clauses. In either case, consumers should take note. The old adage,
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
POWER BREAKFAST Raleigh real estate developer James Montague is guest speaker at the Durham Business & Professional Chain’s next power breakfast March 31, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Nzinga’s Breakfast Café, Phoenix Cross Shopping Center, 826 Fayetteville St., Durham. Call 683-1047. BUSINESS EXPO Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority will host
Public employees get Chapel Hill rental discounts
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
CHAPEL HILL – Eller Capital Partners, a multifamily investment, development and property management company based in Chapel Hill, has a new housing incentive program for Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Orange County and state employees. Eller is offering generous discounts on rent and waiving certain fees for public employees who sign 12-month leases at its
Nielsen releases first multicultural ‘super consumer’ report
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
With multicultural consumer spending in the United States at $3.4 trillion, this “super consumer” group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report released this week. The report, “The Multicultural Edge: Rising Super Consumers,” identifies multicultural consumers as the most dynamic and fastest
Consumer complaints lead to financial relief
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Financial stress can feel like a lonely struggle. But according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 460,700 consumers shared many of the same financial concerns and contacted the agency for help in just six months last year. During this period, the CFPB’s related investigations and enforcement actions on a range of financial
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Female grads face tough job market

RALEIGH – Resumes and job searches are tops on the minds of thousands of upcoming