Archives: September 2012

US consumers more confident in September

Higher stock prices and rising home values boosted a measure of consumer confidence in September to its second-highest level in nearly five years. The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment rose to 78.3 this month from 74.3 in August. That’s just below May’s reading of 79.3, which was the highest since January 2008. Read […]






Bloomberg Business week Raleigh can add another accolade to the list: “America’s Best City”

According to a new study by Bloomberg Business week Raleigh can add another accolade to the list: “America’s Best City”. Bloomberg spent months analyzing various metrics including: quality of life, restaurants, school scores, crime rates, park space, museums per capita, number of colleges, even pro sports teams, and came to the conclusion that Raleigh rises […]


Homebuilder confidence surges to 6-year high

Confidence among homebuilders rose this month to its highest level in six years and many expect the housing recovery to strengthen in the next six months.  The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index increased to 40, from 37 in August. That’s the highest reading since June 2006, just before the housing bubble […]


WCPSS Student Assignment Proposal

On September 18th, the Wake County Public School System will hear a presentation on the proposed WCPSS student assignment plan for the 2013-14 school year. This proposal was created in response to requests that the school board include base school assignments (meaning school assignments based on home address) in it’s placement policy. The new plan […]