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Sunday December 4th

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Column: Money doesn't buy happiness

"While having a lot of money can resolve a lot of your issues and provides many opportunities and experiences, I also want to remind people — particularly students — that their pursuit of happiness isn’t the same thing as their pursuit of wealth."

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Here's what upward mobility looks like in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area

The Center for Economic Studies released a report last month studying the economic development that people go through from their childhood to their 30s. When it comes to Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the results were a little divided. Black children born to parents in the bottom quintile of household income have a 2.5 percent chance of raising to the top quintile of household income, compared with 10.6 percent for whites, according to the report.

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