Buying Stocks in a Slowing Economy

How you can make money in any market

Betty and Reginald Parker like to gamble on such equities as technology stocks, because…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Fade To Black

Black filmmakers make the most profitable movies, but still fight for dollars and respect

At first glance, the summer of 2000 could easily be remembered as a sizzling…

By George Alexander

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The New King Of Pop

For the past five months, Antonio "L.A." Reid has held court as the head of Arista Records. See how he came to power and how he intends to preserve his throne.

It’s 10 a.m. on Columbus Day, and the corridors on the ninth floor of…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Where Do You Go From Here?

Review your financial goals and adjust your strategy to ensure a brighter future

Do you want to build wealth to start a business? Fund Junior’s college education-or…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Black Dotcom Shake-up

Many Internet start-ups that gambled on a big payoff are now rolling snake-eyes

It was just last year that brash dotcom upstarts were the toast of Silicon…

By Dale Coachman

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Java Anyone?

A roundup of black-owned coffeehouses

People don’t just drink coffee at coffeehouses anymore, especially in black communities. They’ve…

By Ann Brown

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Mississippi’s Newest Playground

From the moment you arrive at the Beau Rivage, or Beautiful Shoreline, hotel…

By Bertha Rush Summers

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Unique, Unforgettable Gifts

Items for the pickiest person on your list

Are you looking for a few unique, off-the-wall gifts for your loved ones,…

By Ann Brown

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Gone To The Dogs

Freelance video producer-media consultant judges show dogs at his leisure

Dog shows conjure images of dogs jumping through hoops and blue ribbons, but…

By Sonja Mack

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Bad credit and employment

Q: I am job hunting and was recently turned down for two nonfinancially…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Happy Kwanzaa

Download these special items for your celebration

Several Internet sites offer free items for your Kwanzaa celebration. For music, African…

By Leslie E. Royal

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All-inclusive Trips

Does your prepaid vacation offer all that you want?

All-inclusive vacation packages may allow you to pay a flat fee for your…

By Leslie E. Royal

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When Diamonds Aren’t Forever

Here are tips for auctioning off your gems

Do you have an old diamond ring you’d like to sell, or some jewelry…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Need More Support

Q: I want to become a buyer for a major company in another…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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You’ve Got The Power!

Reflect it in your body language

Stop slouching and sit up straight. Stand with your back flat, your shoulders…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Burned Down To The Wick?

Identify your source of burnout and avoid future cases

Where, oh, where has your enthusiasm gone? Oh, where, oh, where can it be?…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Whipping Up A Great Meeting

Here are 10 essential ingredients for a gab-session that gets results

Meetings: they’re the proverbial cockroaches of the business world. No matter how hard you…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Producing Excellence

Name: Jon D. Carter
Age: 23 Occupation: Web producer
Location: Los Angeles
Duties: Responsible for one or…

By Keisha Anderson

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Find Your Working Way

A: Despite good experience from 16 years in the workforce, a promising career…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Over Their Heads

Here's when you can bypass the chain of command

You’ve always been careful to conform to the pecking order in your office.…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Up-to-Date

A: I find that with the changing times, everyone seems to have a…

By Dale Coachman

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The Promised Bandwidth

For consumers and small businesses, there's still hope for broadband technology

The call for high-speed access to the Internet for homes and small offices is…

By Manuel A. Brown

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Hand-To-Hand Combat

New software applications take aim at viruses that attack Palm OS devices

When the Trojan Horse virus hit handheld devices shortly before Labor Day weekend,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Changing Hats

RelevantKnowledge founder Tim Cobb launches b-to-b site for apparel industry

Tim Cobb has changed hats a few times over the past four years. At…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Capital Expansion

Q: I am having problems obtaining expansion capital for my 2 1/2-year-old women’s…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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Keeping It All In The Family

How small businesses can survive their founders

There was a time when it was a cinch for the family patriarch…

By Glenn Townes

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Yes, You Can

Just when you think you don’t have what it takes to become a…

By Feona Sharhran Huff

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Room For Growth In The Big Apple

Glenwood Elam Jr. finds his place in the "Alley"

Considering the moniker of so many IT companies, you might assume that the…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Relaxing Their Way To Profits

Spa partners Townes and Williams came close to calling it a wrap

There’s no place like home for the holidays. And when you walk into the…

By Sonya Bernard-Hollins

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Where Do I E-sign?

The impact of electronic signatures on small business transactions

On October 1, 2000, the ability for vendors to conduct business online made a…

By Craig Owen White

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Finding More Funds For Retirement

Q: I have 24.5 years on the job and I am 61 years…

By Derek T. Dingle

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The Price Is Right

Can you stomach the highs and lows of index options?

You’re probably familiar with index funds, mutual funds that track a particular stock…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Making Sense Of Stocks

You can't build serious wealth without owning shares in the market. Here's all you need to get started.

Forget bonds, money markets, or CDs. These days, when people talk about investing, they…

By James A. Anderson

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Strategic Mission

Military veteran navigates a financially sound retirement game plan

Like many young couples starting out, Dillard Delts and his wife, Teresa, struggled to…

By Christine Albano

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Community Investing Online

Web-based service helps clubs manage and track their accounts

Throughout the life of your investment club, you will have to keep a diary.…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Caps Gain Affection

Once unwanted, John Rogers' picks were wooed by investors

In this topsy-turvy stock market, investors are warming up to small-cap plays, and…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Valuable Goods

Union Heritage's Derek Batts picks stocks that offer value with growth

Derek Batts likes rooting for the underdog. The mid cap to large-cap value manager…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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Middle Of The Road

Midcap growth funds continue their drive for top performance

There are times when being in the middle is a good thing. The new…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Bond Bonus

Will fixed-income vehicles continue to produce solid returns?

This year, investors have learned the value of diversification. Stocks stumbled, as they…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Not All Channels Are In Color

Few networks show black characters regularly

Turn on your television set and you’ll see more black and brown faces…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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Sold For $20 Million

Charles “Chuck” H. James III sold ProduceOn line.com, an online venture looking to…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Top Investment Banker Convicted

McClendon found guilty of mail fraud

The former vice chairman of Pryor, McClendon, Counts & Co. (PMC), once the nation’s…

By Cliff Hocker

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Small businesses dissatisfied with SBA

Study shows SBA not effective in securing contracts for 8(a) program participants

Relations between minority entrepreneurs and the federal programs designed to help them have always…

By Joyce Jones

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Eateries Team Up For Clout

Black restaurant association wants to help owners grow their businesses

Every day, hungry patrons feast on everything from chicken and waffles to Chilean sea…

By Ann Brown

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Can’t Save The Farm

Legal relief arrives too late to harvest benefits for black farmers

As one of the thousands of black farmers participating in a $1 billion settlement…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Year-End Tax Tips

Don't wait until next year to plot your tax strategy. Here are some tips that will help you slash your 2000 tax bill.

May we let you in on a secret? You know what they say about…

By Donald Jay Korn

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