Penney at Hanes Mall on June 9 in Winston-Salem. School just ended for the summer, but J.C. Penney is already preparing for first-year college students, especially those early shoppers. The retailer opened its new dorm shops in 500 J.C. Penney stores the week of June 5, including in Hanes Mall where the dorm shop is in a central location next door to the store’s appliances department. “We’re a little early with setting up our dorm shop but we figure, hey, get it out here for those people who do plan,” said Andrea Lewis-Wilson, assistant manager of merchandise for J.C. Penney in Hanes Mall. “We can

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Gabe Dungan is the owner of Muse , a local bed-in-a-box company located in South End. According to Dungan, 35, online bed-in-a-box sales could grow from 7 percent of mattress sales to 25 percent. “I think it [the online trend] started around five years ago in the United States,” said Dungan. “It’s the convenience factor. People, my age and younger, don’t really enjoy going to a mattress store or department store to pick out a mattress.” Dungan is concentrating on his new line, Muse, a memory foam mattress that ships in a box within five to seven days after an online purchase. The mattresses

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This includes people who rent rooms in their homes and private restaurantowners, plus shops that sell everything from clothes to cellphone accessories. Cubans who have entered the small business world earn much more money than those who work for the Cuban state. Yet, there is a stark racial divide emerging in Cuban society, as the majority of small business owners are white. Donato Leon's difficulties shoring up money to get his business off the ground is a common strugglefor new business owners. However, securing early capital is an even greater problem if youre Afro Cuban than if youre

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