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  • AGTA: Stay out of RDU, Uber and Lyft

    Uber, Lyft: Stay out of RDU.

    That’s the stern warning being issued Thursday by the Airport Ground Transportation Association. The allegation the organization is making? That ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft are operating illegally at major airports – including RDU.

    “These airports have specific regulations regarding ground transportation in which these types of services must have the proper permits to operate within airport grounds, regardless of city regulations,” explains AGTA…

  • 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.