On Mike's Desk today: Report-Greensboro No. 71 in cyber crimes; Higher decibels allowed for clubs; US housing market boosted by jobs, higher rents

Mike's Desk 4.19.12

Mike's Desk: April 19, 2012
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Attack ad attacked in state Senate race

The state Senate race between Trudy Wade and Justin Conrad is getting ugly.  Read More 

Editorial: Pay now and later

Pay now or pay later? Guilford County is doing it both ways when it comes to capital expenditures.  Read More 

Report: Greensboro No. 71 in cyber crimes

Online fraud hits businesses, financial institutions and a host of other organizations that use the Internet for business.  Read More

Guilford Merchants Association names new president

Mark Prince will become president and chief executive officer of the Guilford Merchants Association and FirstPoint Inc., effectie June 1, according to a news release. Read more.

Higher decibels allowed for clubs

Downtown clubs, crank up the volume. The Greensboro City Council increased the noise limit to 75 decibels from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. in commercial areas and mixed-use districts, like the center city.  Read More

Furniture plant could hire 550 workers

Regional leaders say Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to announce Friday that Ashley Furniture Industries will open a major operation in Davie County, another sign of the industry’s continued comeback in the Piedmont Triad.  Read More

Debate over hotel taxes, arts center in Greensboro may be moot

City and tourism board officials continue to be at odds over the use of hotel taxes.  Read more

Editorial: $11 million riddle

Call it an $11 million riddle.  Read more



Beyond drowsy, too little sleep ups diabetes risk

More people pull the night shift. Teens text past midnight and stumble to class at dawn. Travelers pack red-eye flights. Read more

Outlook brightens as retail sales rise

Americans bought more electronics, started home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market.

Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/04/17/2110530/outlook-brightens-as-retail-sales.html#storylink=cpy

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Senate seeks ways to save ailing US Postal Service

With big postal cuts looming, the Senate is deciding whether to stabilize the ailing U.S. Postal Service with a short-term cash infusion while delaying most decisions on closing post offices and ending Saturday mail delivery by requiring further review.  Read more.

US housing market boosted by jobs, higher rents

It's been a long time since the market for new homes has looked this good.  Read more.