The Urge To Merge

Fusion of Georgia's Citizens Trust and First Southern will create fifth largest black bank

“It’s exciting isn’t it?” With a few understated words,Fusion Gregory Baranco, chairman of First…

By Eric L. Smith

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Paying For Good Credit

You may be getting charged for not carrying a balance balance

It used to be that if you paid off your bills on time, you…

By Ann Brown

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Represent Yourself

Here's how you can stay one step ahead in small claims court

If you ever have to defend yourself in small claims court, it will pay…

By Sandra R. Bell

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Take it Light

Don't let business trips weigh you down. Learn about the travel trends and products that can take a load off your mind--and your time.

Female Friendly Stays
Hotels are rolling out the red carpet for women on business
More and…

By Ann Brown

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Carson Gets A Makeover

With an African American management team in control, hair care giant Carson Products has repositioned itself for growth.

It may seem a long and somewhat implausible road from the halls of academia…

By Shawn E. Rhea

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Buying Life Insurance

Choosing the right policy can protect and preserve your assets for your kids without costing their inheritance

No matter who you are, morbid issues like death and dying are totally foreign…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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Bytes To Bucks

Trading stocks on the internet can save savvy investors a bundle

Their ads are everywhere. From network television, to splashy animated banners on the Internet,…

By Cheryl Coward

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Capital Gains Without Tax Pain

For active investors, knowing when to hold 'em and how to fold 'em can help limit your tax ability

“The pain, the pain.” That’s how donald Powells, 40, recalls his experience with the…

By Donald Jay Korn

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It’s A Family Affair

Judith Aidoo

Part Two Of The Black Enterprise Lifetime Financial Planning Guide focuses in couples in…

By Judith Aidoo

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Which Way Is Up?

Our experts discuss strategies to thrive no matter what the market brings

Sometimes It Seems As If Good News For investors brings up more questions than…

By James A. Anderson

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The Feeling Is Mutual

A bevy of black-managed mutual funds is bringing new investors into the market, B.E. checks out what they have to offer.

No, this is one revolution that didn’t get televised or much in the way…

By James A. Anderson

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Corporate Plight

For a revealing history of how African Americans broke into professional and managerial…

By April Robbins

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A Capital Career Venture

For years, the ranks of venture capital firms were filled by word-of- mouth…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Career At A Glance

Occupation: Actuary
Job description: Assembles and analyzes facts, and estimates risks and returns to…

By April Robbins

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How Much Should Employers Know?

Pocket your privacy by understanding the limits of background checks

Whether you’re in the running for a job as a mailroom clerk or a…

By Audrey Arthur

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Separation Pay

Q Are severance packages negotiable?
A A severance package is usually offered to an…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Online Recruitment Slow

Despite the fact that one out of five companies uses the Internet to…

By Cassandra Hayes

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On The Road With Your Boss

Even though you're out of the office, its still business

You’re about to embark on a three-day business trip with your boss. To…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Getting All Dolled Up

Carson Products is looking beyond hair care to grow its profits

After a horrendous first quarter, Carson Inc. (NYSE: CIC) now figures it’s going to…

By Dwight Oestricher

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How Much Is Enough?

Just how many holdings should an investment club have?

Diversification is a word financial planning pundits love to bring up every chance they…

By Laura Washington

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Corn-Fed Gains At Conagra

Food stock looks to keep up the beef

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. When things look uncertain for…

By James A. Anderson

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Wise Words

DYWANE A. HALL, A BRANCH MANAGER FOR LINSCO PRIVATE LEDGER FINANCIAL SERVICES (800-514-1112)…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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High-Yield Twins

Agency bonds are as safe as Treasuries, yet offer more kick

There are few things as secure as Treasury bonds. Named after the department in…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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A Sight For Sore Eyes

Computer displays can be hazardous to your vision

The personal computer has become ubiquitous in the business world since its introduction, but…

By Mildred Nunoo

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Who’s Zoomin’ Who On The Web?

Internet privacy becomes a major issue for concerned cybernauts

On the Internet, cookies aren’t what they seem. They are mechanisms that allow a…

By Marvin V. Greene

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Utilities Are Like A Box Of Chocolates…

You never quite know what you're going to get, but its a sure bet you need at least one

As more people purchase personal computers, and invariably encounter difficulties, the utilities software market…

By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

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Sister Ceo

A guide to excellence for black business women

If you are stuck in a deed-end job or have fallen victim to…

By Wendy M. Beech

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Internal Moonlighting

Use your day job to branch out on your own

The thought of leaving the security of a corporate job and searching for…

By Sheryl E. Huggins

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Using A Utility Audit

Prevent over-billing with this financial analysis

No need to cringe, utility audits have nothing to do with taxes or…

By Deidra-Ann Parrish

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A Share Of The Profits

Investment research company finds success in stocks

Charles Payne has had a passion for stocks since he was a teenager.…

By Ann Brown

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A Basketful Of Dollars

By Lloyd Gite

Some people say “thank you” with flowers. But Jill Patton has found a…

By Lloyd Gite

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Putting Your Business Into Perspective

Outline your company's mission and goals in the executive summary

Business plans are often considered blueprints for entrepreneurial success. In the first part…

By Lloyd Gite

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And Still They Rise

African American and other minority women entrepreneurs are making significant strides in industries…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Luxury Auto Dealer Passes Away

Bob Ross was the first African American Mercedes dealer

Robert Paul Ross, a mainstay on the BE AUTO DEALER 100 list and…

By Eric L. Smith

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Deciphering Wall Street’s Alphabet Soup

Confusion over different financial exchanges can leave would-be investors puzzled

In case you missed the news, Carver Federal Savings Bank recently made the…

By Cecelia Concard

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Soul For Sale

Berry Gordy sells half of Motown catalog for $132 million

Under the 27-year-long guidance of founder Berry Gordy, Motown Records churned out more than…

By Ann Brown

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