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Job security strongest in 8 years
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
WASHINGTON – The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have dwindled to their lowest level since February 2006 — nearly two years before the Great
 
Willie Gary and team win millions in tobacco lawsuit
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Trial Attorney Willie Gary, along with his law partner Donald Watson, and Attorney Chris Chestnut were awarded just over $16 million in compensatory damages and $23 billion in punitive damages on behalf of their client, Cynthia Robinson. Throughout the course of a four-week trial, Gary and team proved that RJ Reynolds was negligent in informing consumers
 
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
ELECTION 2014 North Carolina’s three political party chairs will discuss the upcoming election and key issues Aug. 5, 8 to 10 a.m. at Embassy Suites in Cary. RSVP to 664-7090. BACK TO SCHOOL Dollar Tree has joined Operation Homefront for their annual Back-to-School Brigade. All Dollar Tree stores will collect school supplies through Aug. 14.
 
Durham's American Underground doubles space to keep pace with growth
Monday, July 28, 2014
DURHAM – To keep up with expanding startups and market demand, the American Underground will double the space at its @Main location by January. On tap are a series of larger office suites, a rooftop patio and two new lounges. The American Underground is one of just eight Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs around the world. Earlier this year, Windsor
 
‘Yes We Code’ trains black youth on computer programming
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Practically every young person downloads applications or apps to their phones or tablets. Their actions make money for countless companies around the world. CNN broadcaster Van Jones aims to reverse that trend through his “Yes, We Code” initiative, which teaches African-American youth to write their own apps and make money for themselves.
 
‘Treme’ actor settles profiling suit vs. Macy’s
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
NEW YORK — A black actor who accused Macy’s of racially profiling minorities as shoplifters is settling his civil rights lawsuit, one of several cases that drew attention last year to long-simmering complaints about how big retailers treat minority customers. Rob Brown’s case has been “settled in principle,” Macy’s Inc.
 
Drop in black homeownership rate double that of whites
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Each year the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University assesses the nation’s housing outlook. The recently released “The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2014” reveals that troubled housing areas remain in the midst of rising prices, higher interest rates and low inventories. “With promising increases in home
 
Blacks need more schooling to compete with less educated whites
Thursday, July 17, 2014
It’s been long documented that African-Americans encounter discrimination more than other Americans in the U.S. job market and experience higher levels of unemployment. Among young black adults, the tendency toward higher rates of joblessness has remained pronounced despite the national unemployment rate falling from a recession high of 10.2 percent
 
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Job security strongest in 8 years

WASHINGTON – The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S.

Willie Gary and team win millions in tobacco lawsuit

Trial Attorney Willie Gary, along with his law partner Donald Watson, and Attorney Chris

BUSINESS BRIEFS

ELECTION 2014 North Carolina’s three political party chairs will discuss the upcoming