Submerging markets

How you can play distressed markets overseas

In reviewing international investments in 1998, the term emerging markets seems like an…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Lesson plan for a single parent

How one mother plans her children's college education

LaWanda Greer is like most people who attended college during the Reagan era. As…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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In search of high yields

Money funds, CDs provide a stash for your cash

With such vigorous returns from the stock market, you’re probably wondering why anyone would…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Small caps think big

Companies restructure operations to boost earnings

It seems as if small caps are learning from their large cap cousins: restructure…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Wired for growth

Analyst Kevin Moore finds hot telecom buys

Even though a myriad of stocks were shot down in last year’s turbulent market,…

By Tania Padgett

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The best defense?

Market uncertainty forces recession-proof stocks to retreat

The American economy is robust. Fourth-quarter corporate earnings have exceeded expectations. Consumer confidence…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Smart Market Moves

You don't need to gamble in today's market. Our panel of experts give you the best bets for 1999.

Oh, what a ride. Over the past six months, we have witnessed the market’s…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Taking Stock of Your Retirement Plan

As more companies make a pension switch, you may find that you have lost ground. Here's what you can do to preserve your nest : egg.

When Nicole Johnson-Reece changed jobs 14 months ago, she never realized that the price…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A ROCKY CLIMB

Fund investors profited in 1998, but not without some bumps. Here's what's up in 1999.

Mutual fund investors couldn’t help but be dazzled by a Houdini of a stock…

By James A. Anderson

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The 1999 B.E. Guide to Investing

Will the Dow pass the 12,000 mark? Which country will present us with…

By Derek T. Dingle

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All in the Family

Rating the best and worst fund companies

An oft-quoted maxim is that you can’t choose your family. That may be true-unless…

By Donald Jay Korn

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GOING THE DISTANCE

Many schools are offering graduate degrees via the World Wide Web. Here's what to consider before you decide to log on.

While other night students gulped down fast food en route to their local universities,…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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COOKING UP DEALS

How two black food companies whipped up lucative partnerships with a major firm

When it comes to forming corporate relationships, Michele Hoskins, founder and president of Michele…

By Mark Anthony Moss

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Spring Auto Guide, 1999

Our picks of the best vehicles this season

1998 proved to be one of the best and most profitable years the auto…

By Jay Koblenz

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Dataline… Dataline… Dataline… DATALINE… DATALINE

In celebration of the centennial birthday of music legend Duke Ellington, Marilyn McCoo and…

By Ann Brown

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Travel hassle relief

Advice for trouble-free business and personal trips

Trouble-Free Travel…And What to Do When Things Go Wrong
Attorneys Stephen D. Colwell and…

By Monique R. Brown

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Making hotels more hospitable

You can influence how you're served when away from home

frican Americans spend $4 billion on travel each year according to the NAACP,…

By Marjorie Whigham-Desir

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IRS drops per-mile driving rate

Business drivers lose 1.5 cents in deductions

For businesspeople who travel by car, any change in the per-mile driving rate…

By Ann Brown

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Put your mechanic in check

Manage your visit to the car repair shop with these savvy strategies

Getting satisfaction on car repairs is one of the most challenging and, all too…

By Jay Koblenz

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The source of success

It's closer than you know

What if you could pay one flat fee to take three different seminars…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE MAGAZINE

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Think BIG!

Expand your mind and enrich your life

While a student at Yale University in the 1960s, Frederick W. Smith came…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Take a stretch break!

Your computer can actually help

Stress and tension is pretty commonplace in the world of work. Throw in…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Those internal hurdles

They can trip you up the most

The road to achievement is often long and full of twists and turns.…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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What’s in a chip?

The real difference between Intel, AMD and Cyrix processors

If you’re in the market for a new PC, you’ve likely been inundated with…

By Gregg Bishop

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Don’t get stranded in cyberspace

Attract attention to your site on and off the Web

If you’ve followed the tips in this series, you should be well on your…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Have modem will travel

John Williams Jr. runs one of the best travel sites on the Web

Like most busy executives John Williams Jr. travels to business meetings twice a week.…

By Tariq K. Muhammad

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Successful promotional strategies

E&S Gallery hosts a grand re-opening

Sometimes solutions make more sense when they come straight from the source-entrepreneur to entrepreneur.…

By Walter Shannon Jr.

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FAQs

Experts answer your frequently questions about franchising

Q: How much will my initial investment be?
A: Forty-six percent of franchise companies…

By Melba Newsome

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Temporary challenges

Owner of staffing agency treats growing pains

Patricia Troy is proof positive it pays to persevere. Troy, 43, is president…

By Gerda Gallop

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Turning trash into cash

Goode expands horizons with garbage collection enterprise

Willie K. Goode admits the trash business is not an easy undertaking, but…

By Gerda Gallop

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Picking the perfect PR partner

Hiring someone to toot your company's horn? Here's how to avoid any sour notes

One of the joys of growing your business is hiring good people to…

By Roz Ayres-Williams

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Moving on up!

Robust economy creates a surge in minority home buying

Investors weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the stock market windfall last year.…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Clark gets carved out of bank’s future

Carver Federal terminates CEO following multimillion-dollar loss

He arrived with much fanfare and may have well been one of the most…

By Eric L. Smith

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T.E.A. time

The Transportation Equity Act could mean billions for minority construction firms

Would T.E.A. time come to a premature end? That was the fear of some…

By Joyce Jones

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Breaking ground at Newsweek

Mark Whitaker named editor of weekly news magazine

Who knew? Truth be told, too many internships consist of glorified grunt work. You…

By Eric L. Smith

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Carrying the torch

Myiti Sengstacke seeks to keep presses rolling at the legendary "Chicago Defender"

It was the early 20th century, and lynch mobs were rampant throughout the South.…

By Jennifer Golson

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