April 15, 2021

Month: April 2021

How it changed in 2019

Before the pandemic caused widespread job losses last year, personal income per capita in Pamlico County increased in 2019 compared with the year prior, rising to $43,290, a 4.9% jump.

Personal income per capita is measured as the total personal income of an area divided by the population. In 2019, Pamlico County ranked 10th in North Carolina in terms of personal income per capita growth. In 2018, income grew by 0.4%.

Nationwide, personal income per capita increased by 3.5% to $56,490 in 2019 compared with 2018. That increase was smaller than the previous year’s 4.8%. The majority of the 3,000-plus

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Star Tribune names Kim to lead business news coverage

Courtnay Kim, a 20-year veteran of the Star Tribune newsroom, has been named assistant managing editor of business news, taking leadership of coverage of the Minnesota business community digitally and in print.

With 17 reporters and editors, the department is one of the largest business-news operations at a newspaper in the country. Kim is the first woman of color to be appointed to the role at the Star Tribune.

“Courtnay is a thoughtful, aspirational editor who knows our community well and wants to serve it with the best journalism,” said Rene Sanchez, editor and senior vice president of the Star

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Business to Biden: Join us

THE THROW DOWN — Business to Biden: If you raise the bar on climate, we will, too.

Big investors and a list of blue-chip corporations asked President Joe Biden to commit to cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade by at least 50 percent from 2005 levels.

Audacious? Maybe. But the fact is that plenty of companies already are well on their way there, with or without Washington. And in a letter to Biden on Tuesday, they made him an offer.

“If you raise the bar on our national ambition, we will raise

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Should My Watch Be Insured?

Covering the timepiece in a general homeowner’s or renter’s policy could make sense, according to Loretta Worters, vice president of media relations at the Insurance Information Institute, an industry nonprofit organization based in New York. “For a watch that is under $2,000, most likely this is the best coverage to have. There is limited coverage for fire, windstorm, theft and vandalism, and there is typically a $500 to $1,000 deductible. You also may not have coverage while traveling, but check the policy.”

But let’s say your watch cost more than $2,000, or you have more than one watch. Consider a

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Personal Finance: Hedge Funds Look Ready to Come Out of Wilderness

Photographer: Natalie Behring/Getty Images

There’s no shortage of shiny objects for investors to chase these days, from Bitcoin to SPACs to NFTs to pot stocks to GameStop and green energy. Notably missing from the list are equity hedge funds, and they have been for many years. But that may be about to change. 

Equity hedge funds once ruled the investing world. During their heyday in the 1990s and 2000s, hedgies seemed to have a freakish gift for picking stocks, racking up big returns for their clients and themselves. Investors

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An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Kids About Money

Illustration for article titled An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Kids About Money

Photo: Nadia Leskovskaya (Shutterstock)

In my experience, this is the age that kids really get into the concept of earning money themselves, if they haven’t already. They may be running their own lemonade stand (or neighborhood franchise?) by now or thinking of other things they could sell, whether it be personalized drawings, hand-drawn comic books, or colorful painted rocks.

My pre-teen nieces once set up a “store” full of their original artwork at my parents’ house, and you better believe we all took turns walking through and purchasing a slew of treasures—they even made personalized bags and

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