Home, Sweet (Networked) Home

Whether you're a tech pro or just a beginner, connecting your home pcs is an easy way to achieve domestic tranquility

In the 1960s, people asked if your tv was color or black and white.…

By Holly Aguirre

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Tightening Your Belt

Ten Simple Money-Saving Tips For The New Year

Tiffany M. Fletcher of Philadelphia likes the good life. Raising her two grandchildren Zaikeyah,…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Powerful Forces

African American women take on the high-tech world

Lena L. West realizes that any African American woman who thinks about starting a…

By Bridget McCrea

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Investing 301

Evaluating an investment takes time and patience. Here's how to find out what you're buyingbefore you commit.

Intuition. It’s what separates the men from the boys, or shall I say, the…

By Tanisha A. Sykes

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22 Stocks For 2002

With the markets at their lowest levels in years, B.E. picks 22 stocks that could put you in a prime position to profit when the economy rebounds

When it comes to buying stocks, the worst of times are often the best…

By James A. Anderson

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The Domino Effect

Ripples From September 11 Spread Far And Wide

Darryl Mccray, 38, is one of the many business owners still reeling from the…

By Dale Coachman

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From Debt Do You Part

Aleas Hammett and her husband, David, are beginning the long, hard process of eliminating the debt that clouds their future

The September 11 tragedy and subsequent declaration of war by President George W. Bush…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Each One Teach Many

Investment banker lloyd campbell is using his own wealth to prepare a new generation of teachers

Even before Lloyd Campbell became a managing director and group head of equity private…

By Curtis Simmons

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Snow Blowin’

What happens when you combine the sensation of snowboarding with the techniques of…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Cold Comfort

Suited for snow business

Whether you’re seriously schussing or simply styling, your success on the slopes will…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Let Me Coach You

When the idea for Motivation hit me four years ago, I envisioned a…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Operation: Now!

Conquer procrastination in the new year

It’s 2002, and you are determined to make it your best year ever. You’ve…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Overcoming Depression

Q: I was laid off two weeks ago and it was very depressing.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Too Much Tech?

Q: I recently purchased a PDA, but between this, my cell phone, and…

By Dale Coachman

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Thinner And Thinner

Laptops are getting smaller, so it’s only fair that the devices connecting them…

By Dale Coachman

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Finding Financing

SBA loans to Asian- and Hispanic-owned small businesses exceed those to black-owned small businesses

According to the 2000 U.S. Census, ethnic minorities will comprise 90% of the…

By Bevolyn Williams-Harold

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The Price Of Privacy

Is the anti-terrorism bill worth the hassle?

Can the U.S. government and law enforcement officials successfully walk the fine line…

By Hamil R. Harris

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Delivering During A Crisis

Postal union chief is taking the reigns at a tough time

William Burrus picked a tough time to step up to the plate. The…

By Alan Hughes

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Winter Wonderlands

Hot spots for the coolest season

OK, so you have two left feet on skis, and when you think…

By Michael Bennett

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Ski Sensations

Pasadena exec ain't no powder puff

It was a bluebird day in Snowbird, Utah,” Dino White recalls. Sunny, clear,…

By Sonia Alleyne

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A First-Class Rule

Q: If my plane is canceled or delayed, is the airline obligated to…

By Sonia Alleyne

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We’re Showing You The Money

How to pay for college

To facilitate your search for college funds, the Federal Student Aid Information Center…

By Sonia Alleyne

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‘E’ Doesn’t Mean Easy

Electronic tickets may leave you disconnected

Gordon Hicks was anxious to get home to Los Angeles following a two-week…

By Michael Bennett

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Real Estate Horrors

Mortgage scams to watch

Dana Evans, a 30-year-old entrepreneur, had no idea she’d be the victim of a…

By Danielle Langford

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Required Reading

Overwhelmed by self-help tomes? Start with these fantastic four.

Go to any book store anywhere in the country and you will be all…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Claim The Victory–Internally

Use these tips to avoid letting company job postings pass you by

“The position was one that I really wanted, and I felt that I…

By Marcia A. Reed-Woodard

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Let’s Celebrate!

Use performance evaluations as a time to praise

At the Ritz-Carlton, a luxury hotel in New York, “performance evaluations are a time…

By Monique R. Brown

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It’s All Mine

Protect your intellectual property

The issue of intellectual property and its protection is a growing concern, and…

By Quincy L. Lewis

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Worth Its Weight

Isn’t it amazing when products do what their makers say they will? Case…

By Dale Coachman

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Hype Or Hope?

3G technology is on the horizon--the distant horizon

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past year or so, you’ve…

By Jason P. McKay

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No More Free Rides

It's the end of the free lunch on the Web, but consumers can still snack

From the late 1990s through much of 2001, online vendors pushed free services as…

By Rebecca Frances Rohan

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Car Search

Q: Where can I find a listing of minority-owned auto dealerships in the…

By Alan Hughes

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Pilot Program To Assist Young Entrepreneurs

The Prudential Young Entrepreneur Program seeks urban start-ups

Calling all entrepreneurs in the 18-to 30-year-old age range looking to finance their…

By Paula McCoy-Pinderhughes

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Wanted: Good Employees

How one business benefited from finding the right people

An unusually stringent approach to hiring is paying off for David Vinson. Potential…

By Bridget McCrea

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Beating The Odds

Remembering the basics of business can help

It’s a grim reality that nearly half of all small businesses crash and burn…

By Glenn Townes

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Hot Mutual Funds

Q: I’m interested in investing in high-growth mutual funds that can provide the…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Investing During Downturns

When markets slide, use proven investment strategies

Experts point out that continued careful investing during bear markets is critical to building…

By Matthew S. Scott

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You Reit What You Sow

Real estate investment trusts provide a hedge against stock market downturns

In 1994, after 24 years of working mostly in the marketing department of Ameritech,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Lethargic Large Caps

Alfred Jackson's large-cap growth picks were mostly uninspiring

Alfred Jackson, a principal at Davis, Hamilton, Jackson & Associates, L.P. in Houston,…

By Marie Evan

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You Should Bank On It

RASARA Strategies' Raymond C. Stewart says a lot of good news is ahead for banks

Money manager Raymond C. Stewart says that bank stocks are in for a boom.…

By James A. Anderson

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When It’s Time To Cash Out

Here are some ways to handle club finances when members leave

In the early years of the Black Women Investment Corp. (BWIC) in the Raleigh-Durham,…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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What’s Going On In The Business World?

Why say Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Fatburger in the same breath? Because an…

By Monique R. Brown

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Belle Of Orleans Rolling Craps?

Supreme Court of Louisiana rejects latest suit for control of riverboat casino

The three-year fight for the Belle of Orleans Casino may be nearing its…

By Roger Barnes

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