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Blacks seeing more denials than access to mortgages
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Recently in Houston, the nation’s oldest, minority professional real estate trade association held its 68th annual convention. Founded in July 1947, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers grew from a fledgling group of one woman and 11 men from only eight locales into today’s national network of mortgage professionals and an estimated
The push for more overtime pay
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
RALEIGH – As many North Carolina companies ask employees to do more with less in the post-recession era, many of those workers are not being compensated for working overtime. As it stands, salaried workers can be denied overtime if they make a little more than $23,000 a year. The threshold hasn't been raised since the 1970s, and the U.S. Secretary of
Pursue your ‘happyness’
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Chris Gardner wrote The Pursuit of Happyness about being homeless and rearing his son while working on getting into the stock industry. The book became a No. 1 New York Times best-seller and blockbuster movie, starring Will Smith. When the term “renaissance man” was coined, they had Gardner in mind. He is an entrepreneur, best-selling author,
More affordable housing coming to Triangle
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Working families and seniors will get some additional affordable housing opportunities with two new communities coming to Garner and Chapel Hill. DHIC was awarded tax credits from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency for its Greenfield Place and Pennington Grove developments. Greenfield Place in Chapel Hill will offer 80 apartments of 14 one-bedroom,
Discriminatory protection in auto financing under attack
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
When it comes to public policy, most citizens tend to think in terms of what the government can accomplish on their behalf. Multiple civil rights laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act are but a few such examples. Then there is another side to public policy reforms: attempts to roll back or take away regulations that are often favored by industry and
The smart practices of SmartPractice
Thursday, August 20, 2015
No investors. No venture capitalists. No “Fund Me” campaigns. It was bootstrapping with all the money taken from their savings account and money borrowed from the best man at their wedding. They started with little but have built a massive entrepreneurial enterprise. Have you been to a dentist lately? If so, you’ve probably been
Does debt help or hurt your financial future?
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Money and credit are two items that affect nearly everyone. We earn, spend and sometimes save money. But it seems nearly inevitable that the need for credit arises and efforts to retire it become debt that can hang around longer than a bad penny. For most Americans, debt is a complicated reality. Whether a consumer is retired, nearing the end of a career
African-American progress in workplace slows
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
African-Americans have made some progress in the workforce since the 1960s, but that progress has slowed in recent years according to a new report. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission detailed the progress of minorities and women between 1966 and 2013. The EEOC found that blacks have made progress in nine job categories during the
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Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout

RALEIGH – Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday

Durham superintendent gets contract extension

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