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PLAN YOUR WEEKEND |  Library book sales, house shows, live music and more |  Zone

PLAN YOUR WEEKEND | Library book sales, house shows, live music and more | Zone

Book lovers will gather at the Manhattan Public Library this weekend for its annual book sale. Starting Friday evening for Manhattan Library Association members, shop a selection of used books, CDs and more. All proceeds help support year-round library programs, the summer reading program, and book purchases. Any non-MLA member can purchase during late morning […]

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Small business confidence hits highest level since Biden took office

Small business confidence hits highest level since Biden took office

Economic optimism among business owners is rising as the CNBC|SurveyMonkey quarterly Small Business Confidence Index hits its highest level since Joe Biden took office in 2021. Twenty-eight percent of small business owners say the current state of the economy is “excellent” or “good,” up five percentage points from last quarter. However, inflation concerns persist and

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Galaxy International Convention Center – Macau’s world-renowned destination for culture and entertainment

Galaxy International Convention Center – Macau’s world-renowned destination for culture and entertainment

[The content of this article has been produced by our advertising partner.] Fostering Macau’s development into a “City of Sports” by unveiling world-class events Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) is in unwavering compliance with the “1+4” diversification appropriate development strategy of the Macao SAR Government, which aims to achieve moderate economic diversification. With a strong focus

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The monumental project will ‘turbocharge’ VA tourism

The monumental project will ‘turbocharge’ VA tourism

ERIC TERRY The travel and tourism industry is an integral part of Virginia’s economy – generating tens of billions in both direct visitor spending and significant jobs. In 2022 alone, Virginia’s tourism industry generated $30.3 billion in visitor spending, a record for the Commonwealth. Perhaps most importantly, we are poised to continue growing as the

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Hong Kong’s game-changing new capital investment entry scheme

Hong Kong’s game-changing new capital investment entry scheme

[The content of this article has been produced by our advertising partner.] Hong Kong is experiencing a tremendous increase in the growth of family businesses, especially from the Asia-Pacific region. According to global real estate consultants Knight Frank, the number of ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals in the region is growing faster than anywhere

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The Nebraska couple packed up the kids and set off to travel the world

The Nebraska couple packed up the kids and set off to travel the world

Lauren and Lucas Corbett once chased the so-called American dream. They earned college degrees and started careers. They built a big house and bought cars. They had two children. Visiting landmarks like the Sydney Opera House in Australia gives the Corbett family more opportunities to spend time together. “Every afternoon we’ll go out into town

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Joining Art in Mind benefiting Cabarrus’ art and mental health efforts

Joining Art in Mind benefiting Cabarrus’ art and mental health efforts

FROM STAFF REPORTS CONCORD – As downtown Concord grows, so do the options for entertainment on a weeknight. The Cabarrus Arts Council and Central Carolina Mental Health America (MHA) are adding a first-of-its-kind event for art lovers, Art in Mind, on Thursday, February 29, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse and

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The real estate market in Naples cools on higher interest rates and insurance

The real estate market in Naples cools on higher interest rates and insurance

The US housing market faced its share of challenges in 2023. Among the biggest challenges: Higher interest and insurance rates, and inflation. Not surprisingly, the Naples market saw an impact. A year-end report from the Naples Area Board of Realtors tracking resales in Collier County, excluding Marco Island, tells much of the story. Here’s a

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The Nebraska couple packed up the kids and set off to travel the world

The Nebraska couple packed up the kids and set off to travel the world

Lauren and Lucas Corbett once chased the so-called American dream. Visiting landmarks like the Sydney Opera House in Australia gives the Corbett family more opportunities to spend time together. “Every afternoon we’ll go out into town and check things out,” Lucas Corbett said. LUCAS CORBETT They earned college degrees and started careers. They built a

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