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Raleigh Triangle Local and Business News

  • How a retro idea from Raleigh raised $77,000

    Nervous about using crowdfunding site Kickstarter? So was Greg Kelly, but the Raleigh resident raised $77,000 on his first project earlier this summer, nearly double his fundraising goal, and he plans to begin shipping his first products by the end of the month.

    The money-making idea? Retro mailboxes.

    Kelly’s project is the second-most-funded Kickstarter project to come out of the Triangle area so far in 2014. We wrote about the most-funded project of 2014, a personal TV channel guide by Raleigh-based…

  • Government made $100B in improper payments

    PrintBy its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

  • Which Duke? Wayne's estate wants judge's opinion

    Duke vs. DukeDetailing a decade-long battle over the “Duke” brand, the estate of actor John Wayne asked a California district court to declare that Duke University and The Duke’s estate both can use the word without confusion in the market.

  • Former UNC football player to testify at US Senate hearing

    North Carolina vs. Florida State 10/22/09Former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football player Devon Ramsay will be one of six people to testify Wednesday afternoon during a U.S. Senate committee hearing on whether the NCAA is fulfilling its mission.

  • Senate walkout, anger mark budget meeting

    State budgetA day of scheduled budget negotiations got off to a rocky start Wednesday morning after House leaders insisted on hearing from outside experts on education spending.