Business & Economy

Business & Economy
9:00 am
Fri November 26, 2010

Cyber Monday Looks Bright

This long holiday shopping weekend is expected to out pace last year. And that includes online shopping.  Scot Wingo likes to track what is called – Cyber Monday – how much money online shoppers spend during the holiday weekend.  Wingo is C-E-O of Channel Advisor. The Morrisville-based company works with over three-thousand online retailers on how to be more efficient and make more money.

Wingo expects double digit online shopping growth:

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Business & Economy
9:32 am
Fri September 19, 2008

Love And Gasoline

Leoneda Inge prepared this report on how the year's dramatic rise in gasoline prices has affected personal lives.

Love may make the world go around, but sometimes it may need a little gasoline to keep it going. North Carolina Public Radio asked listeners how the year's dramatic rise in gasoline prices has affected their personal lives.

Business & Economy
8:21 am
Fri February 29, 2008

NC Voices: Growth & Transportation

Laura Leslie reports for our North Carolina Voices series on transportation.

As Wake county grows, more and more major transit arteries are slowing to a crawl. Some say the answer is more roads. Others say it’s fewer cars. And Triangle commuters are literally stuck in the middle.

Business & Economy
6:36 am
Thu February 28, 2008

NC Voices: Growth & Transportation

Rose Hoban takes a look at the state of bicycle and pedestrian access in the area.

As a part of our ongoing coverage of Growth and Sustainability -- this week on Morning Edition we're featuring a North Carolina Voices series on Transportation. One form of transit stands out for it’s energy efficiency, health benefits and fun – that’s people-powered transportation. But in the Triangle, that can be tough. It’s a place that’s been built primarily for cars -- and many bikers says it’s just too dangerous to consider getting to work on two wheels or feet.

Business & Economy
8:02 am
Wed February 27, 2008

NC Voices: Growth & Transportation

A newly proposed mass transit plan for the Triangle could link Chapel Hill to North Raleigh by bus and rail as early as 2020. It’s the suggestion of a 29 member regional organization called the Special Transit Advisory Group. As it stands right now, the proposal would greatly expand local and regional bus service, and add some form of rail transit later on.

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Business & Economy
7:58 am
Wed February 27, 2008

NC Voices: Growth & Transportation

Eric Hodge speaks with Mitchell Silver, the Director of Planning for the City of Raleigh.

Raleigh is growing. That statement is not news to anyone who's tried to get across town at rush hour. More people often does mean more traffic and longer commutes. As a part of our on-going coverage of growth and sustainability -- today we begin a North Carolina Voices series that looks at how the Triangle area will meet the transportation needs of a rapidly growing population. We begin with Eric Hodge's conversation with Mitchell Silver, the Director of Planning for the City of Raleigh.

Business & Economy
8:24 am
Wed February 6, 2008

Union Fight Headed To Court

Dave DeWitt reports on the unionization of the Tar Heel hog processing plant.

The fight between Smithfield and the United Food and Commercial Workers over unionizing the Tar Heel hog processing plant has entered a new phase. A federal judge in Virginia has allowed a lawsuit filed by Smithfield to go forward.

The suit accuses the UFCW of a coordinated public smear campaign.  It uses the RICO statutes that were created to fight organized crime. The lawsuit is the latest step in a confrontation that has slowly been moving out of the plant itself and into the kitchens and living rooms of consumers.

Business & Economy
8:54 am
Fri November 17, 2006

Smithfield Workers Protest

Many workers at the Smithfield hog processing plant in Tar Heel North Carolina continue to speak-out about what they call "bad" work conditions. But yesterday instead of just speaking-out – hundreds of workers walked out.

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