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5 mistakes not to make when holding online meetings
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
NEW YORK – Working from home is quickly becoming "the new normal." The COVID-19 pandemic kicked the WFH movement into high gear, and many experts believe it will continue long after the crisis has passed. But before we can optimize this new way of working, Howard Tiersky says we're all going to have to get proficient at one of the biggest
Food hub supports restaurant workers, sells safe meals
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
CARRBORO — Restaurants and farmers in a North Carolina town known for arts and cuisine are joining forces to offer residents safe and healthy dishes while also supporting food-service jobs threatened by COVID-19. Carrboro United sprouted in the town of 20,000 when a retired retail CEO and a longtime restaurateur came up with selling prepared and raw
What should you do with your stimulus check
Monday, March 30, 2020
Many Americans might be getting some needed financial relief from the federal government to help those who are struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus crisis. The $2 trillion economic stimulus plan received a unanimous Senate vote and the House passed it on Friday. President Donald Trump signed the plan a day later. A key provision of the plan
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
INTERNSHIP Department of Natural & Cultural Resources has a 10-week summer internship for HBCUs students. Contact Maxine Anderson at Maxine.Anderson@ncdcr.gov. Deadline: March 31. BAR TO GROCER Dram & Draught whiskey and cocktail bar in downtown Raleigh has switched from selling spirits to groceries. The bar is now a pop-up grocer at 1 Glenwood
7 questions to ask before dipping into emergency savings
Monday, March 23, 2020
The coronavirus is forcing nearly everyone to take a closer look at their finances. Quite a few Americans are worried about making ends meet. Some consumers, however, do have emergency savings to tap into, if needed. The big question for these folks: What counts as an emergency? Here are seven questions to ask yourself before making a withdrawal from your
N. Carolina jobless claims surge from virus layoffs
Thursday, March 19, 2020
RALEIGH — Unemployment benefit requests in North Carolina surged this week due to the new coronavirus as business activity slowed and a ban on dining-in at restaurants and bars began. The state Division of Employment Security said the number of claims in which people blamed COVID-19 for their layoffs or for reduced hours surpassed 4,700 by Wednesday
What does 90-day tax payment delay mean for filers?
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Trump administration has announced that most individuals and businesses will be allowed to delay paying their federal tax bills for 90 days as part of an emergency relief plan amid the coronavirus pandemic. Some questions and answers about the delay and its potential impact on the U.S. economy. DO I STILL NEED TO FILE? Yes. The details on the program
Ford, GM confirm N. American factory shutdowns due to virus
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
DETROIT — Detroit’s three automakers have agreed to close all North American factories due to worker fears about the coronavirus, two people briefed on the matter said Wednesday. Ford and General Motors confirmed in statements Wednesday that all North American factories will close temporarily. Ford said its plants will shut down after Thursday

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Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead, 85

NEW ORLEANS — Ellis Marsalis Jr., the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans

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DURHAM – Durham Public Schools has received confirmation of an employee testing positive