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Wealth and income inequalities hurt economic recovery
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered, ‘Will we ever make financial head way?’ On Sept. 10, a Capitol Hill briefing was held to unveil a new policy brief that examined America’s shrinking middle class. Responding to Rising
 
Place the black dollar under arrest
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Here’s an intriguing concept: Arrest the black dollar. Say what, Jim? You read it correctly. We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect. Put them on trial, call the witnesses to testify against them, and convict them of crimes against black people. Sentence them to a minimum of five years hard labor with no possibility of parole.
 
Compare Foods replaces Lowe’s store
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
DURHAM – A new Compare Foods has opened on the corner of Miami Boulevard and Holloway Street, thus adding another grocer to an area once considered a food desert. Open for four months, the grocery store took the vacancy left by Lowe’s Foods, which closed unexpectedly. Another Compare Foods is a few miles away on Avondale Drive. The general
 
CVS unveils new name, halts tobacco sales
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The nation’s second largest drugstore, CVS Caremark, announced Sept. 2 that it has changed its corporate name to CVS Health, and has ended the sale of tobacco in all of its store locations nationwide. The decision to change its corporate name stems from a push to focus on customer health and stake a claim in the health care market. With 7,700 retail
 
10 job mistakes that may be sabotaging your career
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Yet again, you’ve been passed over for a promotion. As you throw a pity party for one in your drab cubicle, you can’t help but wonder why. After all, you get your job done satisfactorily — at least, you haven’t received any complaints. You don’t take any more workday breaks or days off than your neighbors in Cubicle-ville. You
 
Social media effect still difficult to prove
Thursday, September 11, 2014
DURHAM – Chief marketing officers from top companies expect to spend more than ever on social media, but many remain unsure how to demonstrate its impact on their businesses, a new survey finds. CMOs also continue to find it difficult to integrate social media activities into the rest of their marketing strategies. These are just some of the findings
 
Comcast commits to eliminating digital divide
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Minority students, low-income families and even job seekers continue to learn that without access to information and communication tools such as the Internet, their chances for success are daunting. But as broadband service providers in the U.S. roll out more affordable programs, it appears that navigating the digital divide may become just a little
 
Job dissatisfaction: time to make business personal
Thursday, September 4, 2014
There is a widespread issue affecting the workplace: Job dissatisfaction is more apparent than ever. This year Forbes reported that 52.3 percent of all Americans are unhappy with their jobs. You don't need to be a medical practitioner to realize that work-related stress can have a negative impact on everything from your relationships to your health. To
 
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DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC

RALEIGH – The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges

HBCUs reaching bigger audience

For one delicious moment, I thought the world had turned upside down. There, listed in

Central Park Five get money, but no apology

“It is all overwhelming and bittersweet,” Yusef Salaam told the Amsterdam News. The