The Power of Negative Thinking

Pessimistic by nature? Make the most of a 'realistic' outlook without bringing everybody down.

If there’s one thing happy, successful people always seem to have in common, it’s…

By Caroline Clarke

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The New Rules for Wealth Building

Our economists offer strategies on building your enterprise, increasing your earning power, and protecting your portfolio in a volatile market

Our economists offer strategies on building your enterprise, increasing your earning power, and protecting…

By Alan Hughes

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The Fruits of Discipline

John W. Rogers Jr. and Ariel Capital Management have harvested huge returns through a 'slow and steady' approach to asset management

Every weekday, from his offices on the 29th floor of the AON building in…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Banking on Diversification

From investment banks to insurers, B.E. financial services companies are discovering that they must diversify to achieve the competitive edge

Over the last few months, Christopher J. Williams has been accumulating a great deal…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Born to Transform

The Burrell Communications Group bursts out of the ad agency box to become bigger, better, and bolder

Do you remember the Transformers craze of 1984? Transformers were a toy lover’s dream:…

By Monique R. Brown

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Crossing the Color Line

African American advertising agencies fight to prevent mainstream firms from taking their most prized possession -- the urban market

Brown is the new black. In fashion, that trend might last only a season,…

By Cassandra Hayes

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Steering Toward Profits

One of the year's automotive growth leaders, Wintson R. Pittman Sr., found the right formula for success: a mix of domestic and import models, a crackerjack sales team, and multigenerational management

Survey the spacious, burgundy-carpeted, second-floor office of Winston R. Pittman Sr., and one will find…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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The Road to Recovery

B.E. auto dealers cope with a sluggish economy by using incentives and other measures to drive traffic in their direction

To say that 2001 was a rough year for African American auto dealers would…

By Lloyd Gite

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Tax Tips for Tough Times

If you've changed jobs or are unemployed, you can avoid a high tax bill

If you’re in the midst of a job change, there may be some tax…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Looking for Long-Term Trends

James Francis' 'trendy' picks need a little more time to blossom

Last year, when we spoke to James Francis, CEO of New York-based Paradigm…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Bargains Galore

Money manager Howard Morris has a number of ways to find a cheap stock

It’s not enough that value investing is suddenly in vogue. Howard Morris, a 15-year…

By James A. Anderson

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Look to Asia for Growth

Funds that focus on Asian markets excelled last year and could do well in the future

If you’ve read the newspapers or looked at broadcast news lately, you might not…

By James A. Anderson

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A Congregation of Clubs

Salem Baptist Church of Chicago has made investingpart of its gospel of economic empowerment

In 1998, the Salem Baptist Church of Chicago came up with a five-year plan…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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A Decade of Growth

B.E. 100s companies weather the test of time

In celebration of the 30th year of the BE 100S, the largest black-owned…

By Alan Hughes

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Top Dealers

General Motors hosted a brunch saluting its top-performing African American dealers at the…

By Monique R. Brown

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Making the Grade

Black congressional members pass NAACP test

The African American members of the House of Representatives are making the grade —…

By Cliff Hocker

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Condition Critical

Urban HMOs are struggling to stay afloat

Medical Care Management Co. is one of many African American healthcare organizations on the…

By Alan Hughes

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Sins of the Past

Activists seek reparations from U.S. government and corporations with ties to slavery

In what could be the most serious effort to get the U.S. government and…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Good As new

Q: I am 26 years old and recovering from a recent job loss.…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Silent is Golden

Prayer group's got you covered

It’s a nondenominational ministry that’s been in continuous prayer for over 100 years…

By Sonia Alleyne

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