When Jiffy’s Not So Spiffy

What to do when your car needs maintenance

The strange noise coming from Richard White’s 1993 Audi led him to the Bloomfield,…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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It’s Not Just Your Mind, Body & Soul

For many of us, our overall state of well-being is very much connected to our financial affairs

At every stage of life — from birth to death — it is vitally…

By Carolle Jean-Murat, M.D.

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In The Driver’s Seat

Shopping for a new car? B.E. offers its best picks for 2003

Why do you drive the car you drive? Performance, function, style, comfort, looks,…

By Jay Koblenz

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It’s In The Genes

DNA technology could change the way we compute

Years from now, when your state-of-the-art PC is on the fritz, you might have…

By Jason P. McKay

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Don’t Blow It

Q: I am a single African American female who will be graduating with…

By Alan Hughes

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He Didn’t Quit His Day Job

Starting out as a side business, TechnikOne is on the growth track

When Martin J. McNeese took the entrepreneurial plunge in 1998, he did what many…

By Bridget McCrea

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Research Isn’t Rocket Science

NASA engineers started an investment club and built their own stock research tool

Soon after Harold Flowers, an engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston,…

By Nicole Halsey

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A Classic Farewell

The sun has set on a half-century British tradition as the last Rolls-Royce…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Like No Other Ride

Funk master flexes on the road

“I’m hot out there,” says Aston Taylor Jr., aka Funkmaster Flex. “No, I’m…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Road Ready

Q: In the past three years, I’ve gotten three flat tires. How can…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Car Rental Crash Course

New flat rate offer from Thrifty and Wal-Mart might ease renting woes

Reginald A. Wilkinson, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in Columbus,…

By Christina Morgan

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When Jiffy’s Not So Spiffy

What to do when your car needs maintenance

The strange noise coming from Richard White’s 1993 Audi led him to the Bloomfield,…

By Lee Anna Jackson

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Luxury Drives Us

Want a fancy car? Then get one at a price you fancy.

CNW Marketing Research in Bandon, Oregon, reports that 816,604 certified pre-owned (CPO) cars were…

By Marie Evan

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How To Get "There

Q: I often read success stories of many businesses and businesspeople but not…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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It’s Not Just Your Mind, Body & Soul

For many of us, our overall state of well-being is very much connected to our financial affairs

At every stage of life — from birth to death — it is vitally…

By Carolle Jean-Murat, M.D.

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Searching For Clues

When it comes to a new job in a new organization, good detective work is the difference between succeeding and failing

When you’re venturing into a new job, you’re temporarily disadvantaged, [and you're] in a…

By David W. Brown

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High flying

From Aviation To Waste Management, B.E.'S 2002 Small Business Award Winners Have Their Sights Set On Growing These Thriving Enterprises

It’s no secret that 2001 was a particularly difficult year for business. A sluggish…

By Alan Hughes

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New Ideas New Solutions

In today's business environment, entrepreneurs must develop a flexible business model to gain financing, contracts, and market share

The streamlining has been done. Expenditures and cash flow are closely monitored. Virtually all…

By Alan Hughes

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Picture This

Creative visualization is a key success skill. Here's why peak performers make a habit of it.

You have a goal. You want that next big promotion. You want your business…

By Caroline Clarke

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In The Driver’s Seat

Shopping for a new car? B.E. offers its best picks for 2003

Why do you drive the car you drive? Performance, function, style, comfort, looks,…

By Jay Koblenz

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Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

Here's how three families found financial advisors to help secure their wealth

For years, attorney Michael D. Pegues looked for A financial advisor he could trust…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Insuring A Better Future Winner #32 Toyya Funchess

Toyya Funchess needs the right polices to protect her children and reach her retirement goals

Toyya Funchess is a conscientious single mother who would do anything to care for…

By Nicole Halsey

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Forgive Us Our Debts

Mount Carmel Baptist Church is teaching its congregation how to manage credit

There’s something extraordinary going on at Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia.…

By Lisa Armstrong

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No Guarantees

Q: I am a 2001 graduate from North Carolina A&T, who is unable…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Finding The Right Chemistry

Sarah Harrison's formula for success

Sarah Harrison
AGE: 50
TITLE: Vice President, Customer Strategy Integration
COMPANY: AstraZeneca
EDUCATION: B.S., Southern University; M.B.A.,…

By Ronald E. Childs

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Has Your Workplace Become A Battlefield?

Conflict could be a catalyst for innovation

Soon after Charmaine Colthirst joined a large West Covina, California, dental group in 1999,…

By Brenda Campbell

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Cover Your Assets

Q: My small company is growing and I’m purchasing new technology for my…

By Dale Coachman

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PDA Lite

A solution to the complaint of tech overload has come from an unlikely…

By Dale Coachman

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On The Road Again

Staying connected to your e-mails isn't the headache it once was

Thanks to Internet cafés, wired hotels, and tech-friendly airlines and cruise ships, there’s no…

By Shani Smothers

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Back To Business

Ken Coleman says a weak tech market is a good time to start a company

Ken Coleman isn’t one to let the grass grow under his feet. A…

By Dale Coachman

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It’s In The Genes

DNA technology could change the way we compute

Years from now, when your state-of-the-art PC is on the fritz, you might have…

By Jason P. McKay

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Don’t Blow It

Q: I am a single African American female who will be graduating with…

By Alan Hughes

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Former Detroit Mayor To Head Aba

Dennis Archer is the first African American to lead the legal organization

Former Detroit Mayor Dennis W. Archer was elected to head the American Bar…

By Alan Hughes

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What It Takes To Win

Electing America's New Leadership Means Attracting A Diverse Group Of Voters Without Losing Their Black Base

For New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, the governor’s mansion is the ultimate…

By K. Terrell Reed

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Is Your VC A Vulture Capitalist?

Entrepreneurs should do their homework before signing with a financier

Joseph Bartlett, a partner at the New York City law firm Morrison & Foerster…

By Bridget McCrea

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He Didn’t Quit His Day Job

Starting out as a side business, TechnikOne is on the growth track

When Martin J. McNeese took the entrepreneurial plunge in 1998, he did what many…

By Bridget McCrea

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A Corporate Coup

Entrepreneurs are turning to big businesses for contracts

Dwight E. Smith is one of the many entrepreneurs who has shifted focus away…

By Glenn Townes

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Paycheck To Paycheck

Q: How can those who are not financially stable structure their finances to…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Fixer Upper

Increase the value of your home by making wellplaced improvements

Whether or not you’re preparing to sell your home, you should consider making…

By Marsha Carroll

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Longer Wait For A Turnaround

AIM Fund's Craig A. Smith relies on a three-to-five-year time horizon to recover

When Craig Allen Smith, vice president and senior portfolio manager for Houston-based AIM…

By Matthew S. Scott

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Management Gives You The Edge

Money manager Bill Thomason says knowing who's running the firm is key

One of the rare African American hedge fund managers, Bill Thomason says he likes…

By James A. Anderson

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Hedging Market Risk

A vehicle for high net worth individuals is becoming more accessible

Rich people may not be physically different from everyone else, but they certainly invest…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Research Isn’t Rocket Science

NASA engineers started an investment club and built their own stock research tool

Soon after Harold Flowers, an engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston,…

By Nicole Halsey

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Business Educated

African Americans with advanced degrees turn to entrepreneurship

African Americans with advanced degrees are nearly twice as likely to go into…

By Daniel R. Brown

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A New Move For Top Exec

Jerry L. Johnson (pictured above) was named president of eMoney Advisor Inc., a…

By Alan Hughes

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Going Public

Black-owned PlanetLink Communications debuts on Nasdaq

Kayode A. Aladesuyi, chairman and CEO of Atlanta-based PlanetLink Communications Inc., has something…

By Latif Lewis

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A New Weapon In The War On Drugs

Corporation unveils a new treatment for substance abusers

CITA Biomedical Inc., a supplier of neural recovery and detoxification solutions for the…

By Alan Hughes

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And Then There Were None

J.C. Watts' exit leaves black Republicans without a presence in Congress

The pending departure of Congressman J.C. Watts (R-Okla.) could mean the GOP will go…

By Cliff Hocker

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