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Will Apple's iPhone Revolutionize the Mobile Phone Industry?

iPod lovers will not have to wait much longer before Apple launches the highly anticipated iPhone this summer. The cellular community has been buzzing with excitement since the initial launch announcement was m
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The Economics of Pollution

There appears to be growing concern about pollution and the environment. Pollution is not a new issue. Widespread public attention began at least as early as the 1970s. But with the growth of greenhouse gases a
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Garner Chamber Spotlights Area Businesses in Community Expo

Businesses from all points of the Triangle today are in Garner to participate in the Garner Chamber of Commerce Expo. The expo, being held in Garner United Methodist Church’s community center, has drawn more
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Cary Looks to Charlotte for Downtown Revitalization Concepts

As the town of Cary continues to expand and draw new residents from all corners of the globe, Cary business and civic leaders are turning their attention to pumping new life into downtown Cary, through its “T
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Raleigh Selected As Host City For 2009 ACCE Convention

The American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association has announced that it has accepted the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s bid to host the 2009 Convention: The Chamber Meeting of Choice. “We received exce
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Do you want your home's value to rise?

The wealth that households own in their home is, by far, their major asset. Data from the Federal Reserve show that close to 40 percent of household wealth is real estate. So when home values rise, homeowners&#
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Wake Ranked on Top 10 Fastest Growing Counties List

The new neighbor next door, the extra cars on Interstate 40 and the crowds at popular restaurant and entertainment spots in Wake County are all indicators of a trend that has earned Wake County a spot as one of
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Business Community Supports "Friends of Scouting" Campaign

Triangle business and civic leaders gathered this morning at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary for the annual “Friends of Scouting” breakfast to kick off the 2007 Friends of Scouting campaign to support the
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CEO Profile Part Two: Grant Yarber, Capital Bank

Editor’s Note: Today we conclude our CEO Profile of Grant Yarber, CEO of Capital Bank. You can read part one of this interview by clicking here. CBC: Talk a little about why you have such a strong commitm
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CEO Profile: Grant Yarber, Capital Bank

The Triangle area is fortunate to have a strong business community with dynamic and insightful leaders. Today, CarolinaBusinessConnection.com launches its “CEO Profile” series. Periodically we will go into
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What should you do about the stock market?

It’s time for a lesson in the stock market. Recently the market caught the eye of almost everyone when it dropped 400 points in a single day. Although that was a relatively small decline on a percentage b
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Change to Daylight-Saving Time May Cause Problems for Businesses

Daylight-saving time is scheduled to begin this Sunday, a full three-weeks earlier than usual. The change is the result of a new law passed in 2005 designed to lengthen the amount of time the nation is on dayli
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CBC Poll: Best Community for Business in the Triangle

The Triangle region is home to a wide variety of corporate citizens. So, CarolinaBusinessConnection.com wants to know, which community in the Triangle is the best for business? Vote today in our latest CBC poll
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Protecting Your Company's Online Reputation

What do JetBlue Airlines, former CBS Anchorman Dan Rather, Mary Kay cosmetics and Kryptonite Locks all have in common? They've each been the subject of social media outlets commenting, and in some cases att
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What makes North Carolina's economies tick?

Although we frequently talk about the North Carolina economy, the truth is that our state, like most, really is made up of many local economies. While linked, these economies differ from each other, because loc
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New Name, Logo for Sports Council

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's sports promotion arm has undergone a name change and creation of a new logo as part of an effort to boost the organization's brand in the Triangle market. Long
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Knightdale Emerging as The Triangle's Newest "Hot Spot"

There's a quiet movement underway on the Triangle's eastern tip. Knightdale is quickly becoming one of the region's hot spots, and the opening of the next stretch of Interstate 540 in January serves
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Forbes Proclaims Raleigh-Cary as the "Best City for Jobs"

The Triangle has received another accolade, this one coming from Forbes magazine. Last week, the magazine released its annual "Best Cities for Jobs" rankings. This list evaluates metropolitan areas th
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Forecasting the 2007 North Carolina Legislative Session

Editor's note: As the 2007 North Carolina General Assembly session begins to heat up, we've invited Dr. Andrew Taylor, the chairman of the N.C. State University Political Science Department, to provide
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Cree and City of Raleigh to Create Nation's First "LED City"

Cree, Inc., a U.S.-based leader in Light Emitting Diode (LED) solid-state lighting components, and the City of Raleigh, the anchor city in a rapidly growing metro area, today announced a joint, city-wide initia