African Americans in the Middle

Survey tells how blacks balance parent care and other issues

Are African Americans feeling the squeeze when caring for aging parents in the…

By Monique R. Brown

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Release The Genius

Everyone has important mental gifts. Read on to discover your inner brainiac.

Most people whom we consider geniuses, people who have made their mark in the…

By Jean Marie Stine

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Caution: Stumbling Blocks Ahead

The road to achievement is paved with potholes. Here are 10 strategies to help you bear the bumps on your way to success.

On the highway of life, Carmen Braxton switches lanes with ease. As a senior…

By Hasani Pettiford

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Give Good Presence

To keep moving up the corporate ladder, you'll need to polish your demeanor. Here's how.

When Danette Jordan joined New York-based Austin Nichols & Co. Inc., owner and manufacturer…

By Phaedra Brotherton

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Road Warriors

Keeping in touch while you're mobile is a must. Carrying a technology survival kit can help. Seasoned business travelers talk about what it takes to stay well connected and productive.

Technology was supposed to put an end to business travel, right? A few short…

By Marilyn Zelinsky Syarto

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Creepin’ Credit Errors

Here's what you can do when mistakes sneak up on you

In march 1999, Edward and Sylathia Johnson were elated as they went to Parkway…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Affordable Franchises

Choosing a franchise was never this easy. We've presented opportunities that are sure to fit within your budget.

In 1990 Walter Turner started his milwaukee-based Coverall Cleaning Concepts franchise, Turner Coverall Cleaning…

By Bridget McCrea

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Excellence by the Graham

CNBC President and CEO Pamela Thomas-Graham is worth her weight in gold as the highest-ranking African American in the ultracompetitive cable news industry

It’s nearly 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon in mid-July. Outside CNBC headquarters in Fort…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Road to Financial Freedom

To fund her and her husband's retirement and their son's college education, Theresa Reed engages in a comprehensive investment strategy

It was the birth of her son, Aquaylis, that started Theresa Reed investing 14…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Don’t Let Your Paycheck Limit You

It's your financial strategy that determines how well you build personal wealth

Sam and Bandace Bell are living the typical American dream. They are college-educated with…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Style talk

Chatting on the ergonomically designed BeoCom 6000 cordless phone, which weighs a mere…

By Monique R. Brown

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Are you pining for a Hawaiian hot spot?

Get your fill of pineapples and more at the Kapalua Bay Hotel

When you’re the first guest at the party, you get the best spot,”…

By Monique R. Brown

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She’s Got That Beat

Entrepreneur plays the drums as a hobby

Ava DuVernay has been fascinated by the drums ever since she can remember. “I…

By Ann Brown

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Stop The E-Mail Rumors

Multilevel merit?

Q: During a [multilevel marketing] meeting, there were about 40 enthusiastic people telling…

By Monique R. Brown

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What’s the 411?

Internet offers free directory assistance

When you don’t have a telephone book at your fingertips, it’s easy to…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Support For Black Books

African American women tackle publishers

In 1999, African Americans spent $307 million on books, according to Target Market News,…

By Ann Brown

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Cable Connections

Is it worth being wired?

Lucy Morris toils 40 hours a week as a coach at the Service Zone,…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Too Sensitive

Q: I tend to take people’s verbal slights to heart. How can I…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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The Optimist At Work

These titles can help you become one

Want a better job as well as a better outlook on life? Sure…

By Quincy L. Lewis

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The Fruits Of His Labor

Mac McDonald is savoring business success with his Vision Cellars wine boutique

Mac McDonald has been creating the fine bouquets of Pinot Noir for more than…

By Pittershawn Palmer

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Great Scott!

Name:
Stuart Scott

Age:
36

Occupation:
Television sports anchor

Location:
Bristol, Connecticut

Duties:
Hosting network television sports show, going on location to conduct interviews,…

By Kenneth Miles

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Start your engines

Web searches missing the mark? Here's how to find what you want4fast

The Internet has made it easier for us to do research. But as you’ve…

By Fabian Robinson

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Careful Planning

Q: I have a background in travel/meeting and event planning and am interested…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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Empowering The People

Dorothy Pitman Hughes, author of Wake Up and Smell the Dollars! Whose Inner-City…

By Feona Sharhran Huff

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Atlanta Life To Manage Investments

Establishes holding company, diversifies to offer asset-management services

Recognizing the need for progressive growth and expansion, Atlanta Life Insurance Co. has…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Housing Bias Bust

HUD publication tackles discrimination

Every American has the right to live where he or she chooses to…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Scouting Employment In The Major Leagues

Cover all bases when job hunting through a recruiter

Leroy T. Barnes Jr. is a pro when it comes to landing employment through…

By Milca Esdaille

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A Step Up

Q: I am an administrative assistant with a large pharmaceutical firm with a…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Bargaining a good-bye

Negotiate your parting payout

The ax has fallen. Your boss has just told you that you’ve been…

By Robyn D. Clarke

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Surfing At Work

Q: I have a high-speed Internet connection at work and want to surf…

By Dale Coachman

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Workin’ The Show

Tech trade shows are a great way to learn what the pros know

Ever been to a technology trade show? If you haven’t, you’ve missed out on a…

By Pittershawn Palmer

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Do You…?

“If you want to dotcom, the best advice I can give you is…

By Quincy L. Lewis

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Dig If You Will…

Remember your old Polaroid camera, the big, slow, bulky one that had you…

By Dale Coachman

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Third Time’s The Charm

At the helm of his latest start-up, Reggie Best is tackling his biggest challenge

To call Reggie P. Best a “techie” would be an understatement. At the age…

By Bridget McCrea

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It’s A ‘Go’ In Detroit

Blimpie's BUILD program targets urban areas

Detroit, Michigan’s Empowerment Zone (www.detez.com) covers an 18.35-square-mile area and is home to…

By Roger Barnes

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Technology Helps To Even The Score

Company makes education accessible

Many of today’s high school and middle school students can access the Internet…

By Bridget McCrea

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Loans, Grants, and More

Here is a list of government-sponsored programs, small business loans, and grants that…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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Sticking To What She Knows

Glue Inc. forms a lasting bond with clients

I’m living my dream,” says Sheri Huguely, the founder and president of Glue…

By Quincy L. Lewis

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Returning The Unclaimed Goods

Their eyes are watching you

According to Ronald Burgess Sr., senior manager in the unclaimed property practice at…

By Glenn Townes

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Investing On A Budget

Q: I’ve noticed that many of your articles are about couples, but what…

By Matthew S. Scott

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What’s Old Is New

St. Louis couple paves their path to the future with equities tiesand bonds

There are a lot of reasons to use the word “new” to describe…

By Christine Albano

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Sector Investing

Understanding industry sectors and their role in diversifying your portfolio

Investors who loaded up on tech stocks before the market crashed last fall learned…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Technology Still Troubles Investors

The picks of Daedalus' Coleman flew a little too close to the sun

Stephen Coleman, portfolio manager and chief investment officer for St. Louis-based Daedalus Capital,…

By Marie Evan

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Turning Bad News Into Good Returns

Legg Mason Funds' Michael Ray looks to profit from the market slide

Michael Ray isn’t afraid of the current market. The vice president and head trader…

By Matthew S. Scott

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A ‘Short Cut’ To Higher Yields

As interest rates are cut, investors can capitalize on short-term bond funds

The Federal Reserve’s repeated interest-rate cuts may eventually shock the economy back to life…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Come to Order

It takes rules and regulations to keep your club organized

The glue that holds any club together is its partnership agreement, bylaws, and operating…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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McDonald’s Goes To Church

Houston house of worship reaps benefits of opening hamburger franchise

Parishioners at Brentwood Baptist Church in Houston are singing the Lord’s praises right along…

By Lloyd Gite

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Former Wall Street Star Falls From Grace

Investment banker arrested on charges of money laundering

Kevin Ingram, 42, a financial industry veteran who made his name restructuring underperforming…

By Cliff Hocker

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