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Apartment boom poised to reshape Raleigh, Durham downtowns

When SkyHouse, the 23-story luxury apartment building, opens in downtown Raleigh next month, it will offer tenants sweeping views. In Raleigh, the number of high-end apartment units within a mile of downtown will double to nearly 3,000 over during the next two years. In Durham, a wave of new apartment communities in downtown and along Ninth Street is expected to more than double the population, which is now about 1,500.

Durham News

Developers out to undo downtown Durham's Loop

Developer Bob Chapman sees the Downtown Loop as “a girdle” on Durham's city center, “binding and preventing downtown from growing.” He and business partner Rob Dickson want to convert the road to two-way traffic and make it more friendly to pedestrians.

Business

4 tips to avoid getting fleeced by your broker

Can your broker or adviser be trusted? There is no way to be 100 percent certain, but far too many investors don't even take a few simple steps to protect themselves. Start by asking questions. Here are four key ones, and tips for finding the answers.

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Money Matters: How to remove excess IRA contributions

You have until the typical tax filing date of April 15, regardless of extensions, to make an IRA contribution for the previous tax year. You have until your filing date including extensions to remove an excess contribution from a Roth IRA and avoid a 6 percent excess contribution penalty tax.

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