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Analysts question McCrory’s assessment
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – Not everyone is buying Governor Pat McCrory's claim of success after October unemployment numbers indicated the state has recovered the jobs lost during the Great Recession. While the number of people employed last month is slightly above pre-recession levels, John Quinterno with South By North Strategies in Chapel Hill says that's not
 
Keep politics out of job search
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DURHAM – The recent midterm election results have many political aides seeking other employment. For those needing a new job, a recent Duke University study says keep your political affiliation quiet. The study found that applicants with a neutral resume were more likely to receive a callback than those who shared their partisan viewpoint – no
 
Downtown Durham staple relocating
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
DURHAM – If you’ve visited the downtown plaza and seen the majestic Major the Bull statue in all its glory, chances are you’ve seen Blue Coffee Cafe across the street. That will soon change. The cafe, which has occupied its prime spot of real estate on Corcoran Street for a little over nine years, will soon be relocating to the corner of
 
Compare when you shop for financial products
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
You wouldn't buy laundry detergent without comparing features and prices among brands. Or a smartphone. Or a car. But most Americans either don't comparison shop for financial products – such as credit cards, car loans and mortgages – or conduct only limited searches for the best price or terms. The FINRA Investor Education Foundation's
 
NC employers avoid more federal unemployment taxes
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
RALEIGH - North Carolina businesses won't have to pay even higher unemployment insurance taxes beyond what's already required while the state still owes the federal government money used to pay jobless benefits during the Great Recession. The U.S. Department of Labor told Gov. Pat McCrory last week that a waiver has been granted to the state, which
 
Employment outlook for black males improving
Thursday, November 13, 2014
WASHINGTON — Last month’s black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the white unemployment rate (4.8 percent). But when it comes to key measures in the labor market, blacks and Latinos have experienced greater gains than whites over the past year, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute. Valerie Wilson,
 
NC cities thrive, some are left behind
Thursday, November 13, 2014
RALEIGH – Business is booming for some North Carolina cities, namely Raleigh and Charlotte, both of which made Forbes magazine's recent rating of "Best Places for Business and Careers." While that's good news for those riding the upswing, the new State of the South report from MDC Incorporated finds not everyone is poised to take advantage of the
 
Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap
Thursday, November 13, 2014
In recent weeks, a consistent drumbeat against predatory lending’s small dollar loans has reached regulators and legislators alike. Broad consensus on the real-life harms caused by these lending products has united consumers in all 50 states and forged an unprecedented call of concern linking 467 organizations, including civil rights leaders, clergy,
 
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St. Aug’s men get first win

WOMEN Shaw (3-2) The Bears have won two of their past three games with wins over Elizabeth

Triangle adds 2 minor league basketball teams

One of the major changes the Tobacco Road Basketball League made over the summer was to up the

Trojans move on to second round of playoffs

Virginia State is the lone Division II HBCU team left in the NCAA playoffs. The Trojans