Online Flight Bargains

Five major carriers now offer last-minute travel bargains, as much as 70%-80% off…

By Ann Brown

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Stranded At The Airport?

You’re at the airport, all ready to check in, when suddenly, you’re told…

By Ann Brown

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline…

Some 1 million people will take part in the month-long Memphis In May…

By Ann Brown

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Closed For Business?

Here's what you can do when a company skips town with your money

Six weeks ago, you paid an $800 deposit to the XYZ Carpet Mart for…

By G. Emil Ward

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Could Experimental Drug Stop Strokes?

Treatment may be on horizon for African Americans

Administering a clot-dissolving experimental drug known as TPA (tissue plasminogen activator) directly into…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Choose A Debt Consolidator Carefully

Handing over your credit troubles to someone else could cost you

You’ve probably seen the ads that claim to consolidate your credit card debt with…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Relaxin’ To The Max

More African Americans are finding that active vacations are key to total relaxation, and what better place than the Caribbean?

You’re sitting at your desk, overwhelmed by meetings and deadlines. As you start your…

By Valerie Lynn Gray

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Gaining The Executive Edge

The push by graduate schools to draw in mid-career baby boomers has created rising enrollments in executive M.B.A. programs. Are they worth it?

After more than a decade as an electrical engineer, Phillip Hill was ready to…

By Terrence L. Johnson

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Someone’s Knocking At The Door

Kenneth Chenault's appointment as president and COO of American Express threatens to shatter one ofthe final barriers to corporate America's top spot

A world of glass ceilings and sticky floors. That’s how one observer describes the…

By Eric L. Smith

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How To Succeed In Business Without Being White

Publisher Earl G. Graves gives Black Enterprisereaders an exclusive first look at the advice and experiences he shares in his new book

On a January morning in 1990, I arrived at my office and found a message…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Returns From The Motherland

Beyond the romantic notion of investing in Africa is the potential for breath-taking gains--but heart-breaking losses, as well.

Africa has been a conundrum for centuries. A continent steeped in natural resources, until…

By Judith Aidoo

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Business Opportunities In Jamaica

Long touted as a place of sun worship, this "Isle of Springs" also boasts a liberal business environment

It’s a familiar sight at most Jamaican families’ Sunday dinners: rice and peas, ox…

By Tonia L. Shakespeare

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Ship It!

Whether buying or selling, there are ins and outs for importing or exporting in today's global marketplace

Since Marco Polo traveled his famed trading routes and Bedouins plied the fabled markets…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Banking On An International Venture

Ellen Kountz Laupa cashed in on a career in Paris

For many Americans, the thought of emigrating to a foreign country can be intimidating.…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Money Talks

You've landed the job, now negotiate the salary you deserve

You just know this is the perfect job for you. You made it through…

By Denolyn Carroll

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Off Target

Q How can I sell myself during a job interview when the interviewers…

By Cassandra Hayes

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The Price Of Technology

The demand for experienced information technology professionals continues to rise as well as…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Choosing Your Allies

References play a major role in your job-hunting campaign

The last line of most resumes reads “References Furnished Upon Request,” but are…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Those Borrowing Blues

401(k) loans have their pitfalls

Borrowing against your 401 (k) can seem like the closest thing to a…

By Kelli D. Herd

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J&J Joins The Elite

A solid blue-chip performer

When BLACK ENTERPRISE recommended health care products maker Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) last…

By James A. Anderson

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Get Bonds Straight From The Source

Treasury bonds are cheaper direct from Uncle Sam

There’s no reason to hand money over to a middle man when you…

By James A. Anderson

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WISE WORDS

Now that AAA-rated municipal bonds are yielding as much as 5.25% with a…

By James A. Anderson

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Tips From A Professional Money Manager

There's nothing Lou Holland likes more than a good bargain

This month, BLACK ENTERPRISE launches a new column, Private Screening. In it, we’ll pick…

By James A. Anderson

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A Palm-Size Personal Assistant

U.S. Robotics' Pilot PDA keeps business travelers well connected

Created by the Palm Computing Division of US Robotics, the Pilot is what…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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The 2000 Year Glitch

Will your computer be able to usher in the new millennium?

As the new millennium approaches, apocalyptic pundits have increased their predictions of our society’s…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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The Abcs Of ISPs

What you should know before choosing an Internet service provider

Everyone says you should be online, but how do you decide which Internet service…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Finding Software That Fits

Tips for choosing home office applications

The pieces are beginning to come together. Your office has become the picture-perfect…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Elite Club

Rise to the top with right business styles

Many books purport to teach you how to be entrepreneur. Joining the Entreprneurial…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Pooling Community Dollars

A `susu' can mean money for your business

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or have been in business for less than…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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On The Rebound

Rehiring former employees has itsperks--but be aware of the pitfalls

As you try to hone in on the ideal size of your company,…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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Soul Men

Niche marketing of black superheroes takes comic book company sales up, up and away

When Alonzo Washington introduced a black comic book, Original Man, to some Kansas…

By Wendy M. Beech

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A Soapy Success

Hi-tech car wash combinesCaribbean feel with quality service

Cabana Car Wash, 4993 W. Bellfort St., Houston, TX 77035;713-729-0400
When Effie Booker wanted…

By Lloyd Gite

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And The Nominees Are….

Its time again for the B.E. Small Business Awards. Here's a look at this years candidates.

Armed with the theme “Entrepreneurial Strategies for the 21st Century,” the second annual BLACK…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Reading Is Still Fundamental

As the new millennium approaches, the corporate environment is becoming increasingly global, requiring…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Capital Ideas For Small Business

Tax strategies could help provideneeded resources for minority firms

When the Republican revolution stormed the Capitol in 1994, Congressional Black Caucus member William…

By Joyce Jones

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Home Run For Negro League?

Long overdue pension plan for players is in the works

Before players like Frank Thomas, Albert Belle and Ken Griffey Jr. I were…

By Cliff Hocker

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Signs Of Prosperity In Louisville

Hopes are high that new bank andsupermarket will `empower' community

The Louisville, Kentucky, empowerment zone is touting the emergence of two new structures–a…

By Donnette Dunbar

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Decked Out

BET dresses up with new apparel line

Not only can you watch Black Entertainment Television, but now, you can wear…

By Paula M. White

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A Rolling Stone…

Granite breaks into top 10 television market

At a cost of $175 million, Granite Broadcasting’s most recent purchase of the…

By Paula M. White

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All Wired Up

Cable company plugs into five-year multimillion contract

Washington Cable Supply (No. 64 on the BE INDUSTRIAL/SERVICE 100 with sales of…

By Paula M. White

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Merrill Lynch Targets California For Growth

$77 million plan hopes to ignite stagnant neighborhoods in Los Angeles

Between the California Civil Rights Initiative, Gov. Pete Wilson and prevalent anti-affirmative action sentiment…

By Sherri McGee

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