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Change-Makers by the Bay Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped NYC Appoints First Chief Diversity Officer Milestone at Mile High How and Why You Need to Assess Your Inner Circle History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce Bettors Feel the Pinch With NFL Refs’ Botched Call 2012 Best Companies for Diversity Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors How We Compiled the 40 Best Companies for Diversity Yandy Smith on How to be (or Not to be) a Successful Entrepreneur Free!! Books of the Week – Business Growth Entrepreneurs: Learn How to Create Marketing Buzz for Your Business Hi, Hater: Squashing Workplace Beef from Start Can Ensure Less Drama in the End Entrepreneur of the Week: Chental-Song Bembry, The Honey Bunch Kids Concords, Christmas and the Marketing Genius of Nike’s Jordan Brand Meet the Men Behind Singersroom.com Congress to Help Business Owners Raise Capital with Crowdfunding FAMU Grads Serve Up Social Responsibility with The Cravings Truck Re-Think Business Entrepreneur of the Week: Brittany K. Earls Makes Her Mark in Print All in the Family Leaders of the New School: 6 Young Bosses to Watch Last South Dakota Code Talker Buried Your Opportunity is Out There! Go Get It! Young Entrepreneurs Receive Top Honors Let’s Talk About Money Oil Falls On Bernanke Stimulus Exit Plan Dealers Swamped By Worried Toyota Drivers Top Senate Democrat Lays Out Deficit Curbs Not So Corny: Facebook Game Lets Users Play Farmer Report: $997M In Highway Funds Don’t Help Traffic Jesper Hjertstedt Revamped Brands Are Key To Chrysler Turnaround Agnes B Wal-Mart Cuts More Than 10,000 Sam’s Club Staffers Wal-Mart Cuts About 11,200 Sam’s Club Staffers Haiti Cruise Stops: ‘Without This, We Don’t Eat’ MediaNews Parent Files For Chapter 11 Protection Earnings Preview: J&J To Report 4th-qtr Results Number Of Active US Rigs Up 34 Projected Mo. Transportation Funding May Be Wrong Sector Snap: Chip Equipment Makers Downgraded Ex-NC Governor’s Aide Indicted On 51 Counts Hersha Hospitality Raises $155M In Share Offering Private Equity Firm To Buy Lodgian For $54M CarMax Hiring 600 Workers For Its Stores CEOs To Hill: Quit Calling Us For Campaign Cash Land-building Project In Lousiana Shuts Down Walgreen Will Buy 3 El Amal Stores In Puerto Rico Richard Newman, Andy Beller Private Sector Union Membership Shrinks Building Boom Transforms Heart Of Beirut American Airlines Furloughing Pilots Cellu Tissue Shares Dropping In IPO Debut Exelon 4Q Profit Down 18 Percent Charter CEO Exits To Be Comcast’s Cable President Symetra Prices IPO At Bottom Of Expected Range Johnson Controls Reports Profit For 1st Quarter GE 4th-qtr Income Falls But Signs Improving Schlumberger 4Q Profits Fall 31 Percent Government Posting Wealth Of Data To Internet Obama Vows To Fight For Jobs In Retooled Message Defiant Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill Obama Takes Latest Jobs Message To Hard-hit Ohio AP Top News At 10:56 A.m. EST Fed Emergency Loans To Banks Drop Sharply SF Nonprofit News Venture Hires CEO, Editor Unemployment Rose In 43 States Last Month Senate Votes For Faster Tax Breaks For Haiti Gifts Stuck Gas Pedal Causes 2nd Major Toyota Recall AMD Posts A Profit, Thanks To $1.25B Intel Payment Sector Snap: Coal Stocks Tumble Google Shows Renewed Vigor With Robust 4Q Results Wis. Senate Passes Bill To Keep Contracts In US As Wall Street Defers Bonuses, Others Suffer TD Bank To Expand Into Rhode Island About 600 Car Dealers Try To Get Businesses Back Lawmakers Ask For Review Of AIG Bailout Kitty Kelley Bio On Winfrey Coming In April Tiffany & Co. Boosts Dividend, Resumes Buybacks More State Furloughs Could Be Coming In Georgia Study: 1 In 5 Workers Underemployed In South Tenn. ND College Presidents Defend Tuition Discounts Agriculture Futures Trade Higher On The CBOT GOP’s 41st Senator Gets Movie Star’s Greeting Businesses, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections Recall News Bloomies On A Budget Coming To The Outlet Mall Target To Renovate Stores, Open Fewer In 2010 Schweitzer Wants MT Oil On Canadian Pipeline Goldman Earns Record $4.79B In Q4, Cuts Bonus Pool Obama Health Plan In Doubt As Dems Reject Fast Fix Obama Bank Plan Uncertainty Weighs On Markets

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Update: Bond No.9 Racism Charges Dropped

Owner: Claims so "blatantly false, insulting and personally damaging" I had to defend against them

We want to update you on a Daily News story we reported on, along…

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NYC Appoints First Chief Diversity Officer

BE speaks with Carra Wallace on minority contracting

Many minority-owned businesses have long found themselves locked out of contracting opportunities with the City…

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Milestone at Mile High

Construction firm lands largest minority contract in Denver's history

With over 53 million passengers per year, Denver International Airport is one of the busiest…

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How and Why You Need to Assess Your Inner Circle

Developing a personal board of directors could be the key to your career or business success and much-needed support

Developing a personal board of directors could be the key to your career or business…

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History! Black Owned Real Estate Firm Purchases NYC Building for $160 Million

Peebles Corp. to acquire iconic office building in downtown Manhattan

Transaction marks the first time an African American owned company has acquired a major commercial…

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Today’s Business Crisis: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Black Enterprise, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces to address public education

It is due to the critical assignment of repairing our schools that BLACK ENTERPRISE and…

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Bettors Feel the Pinch With NFL Refs’ Botched Call

Experts say as much as $250 million changed hands when the wrong call was made

Experts say as much as $250 million changed hands when the wrong call was made

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2012 Best Companies for Diversity

This year, Black Enterprise focused on supplier diversity, because winning contracts to provide products and…

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Turning Athletes Into Angel Investors

Angel Venture Forum launches program designed to help keep millionaire sports professionals from going broke

Pro Athletes Receive Training on How to Become MVP Investors

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How We Compiled the 40 Best Companies for Diversity

Our survey measured companies against four key categories:

Our editors and B.E. Research sent surveys to the top 1,000 publicly traded companies as…

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Yandy Smith on How to be (or Not to be) a Successful Entrepreneur

The music industry manager goes beyond 'Love & Hip Hop' and shares her tips for entrepreneurial success

Music industry manager Yandy Smith, goes beyond ‘Love & Hip Hop’ and shares her tips…

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Free!! Books of the Week – Business Growth

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A stronger sales force, management team, or new innovations are some of the ways to…

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Entrepreneurs: Learn How to Create Marketing Buzz for Your Business

Register for Black Enterprise's Small Business University NOW and learn how to build and grow your business! Plus enter for a chance to win more than $50,000 in prizes

Register for the Black Enterprise Small Business University NOW and learn how to build and…

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Hi, Hater: Squashing Workplace Beef from Start Can Ensure Less Drama in the End

'Love & Hip Hop' star talks managing and overcoming conflict

This young entrepreneur and reality TV star knows firsthand how interpersonal conflict can affect business.…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Chental-Song Bembry, The Honey Bunch Kids

Young author promotes literacy through her innovative and entertaining book series

Teenpreneur Chental-Song Bembry launches Honey Bunch Kids, a book series that promotes literacy amongst young…

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Concords, Christmas and the Marketing Genius of Nike’s Jordan Brand

The after-holiday marketing of Air Jordan sneakers are big business in the fourth quarter

Known as Concords, Nike’s Air Jordan XI always brings out consumer dollars for the holidays…

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Meet the Men Behind Singersroom.com

Finding hip-hop music online is easy. There are literally hundreds of blogs and sites dedicated…

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Have the proper capital to invest to build a franchise system that lasts. “When you build a franchise system, there are a lot of hidden costs you may not be aware of,” he says. “You have to be able to have the right people, the right amount of capital to put into your marketing program and legal costs related to your FDD [Franchise Disclosure Document].” The FDD is a legal document which is presented to prospective buyers of franchises in the pre-sale disclosure.

Congress to Help Business Owners Raise Capital with Crowdfunding

New bill lets entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to start or grow their ventures. Here’s how.

The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act lets entrepreneurs use crowdfunding to start or grow their…

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FAMU Grads Serve Up Social Responsibility with The Cravings Truck

Social entrepreneurs Kianta Key and Johnathon Sellers place community at the center of their business model

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alums Kianta Key and Johnathon Sellers launched The Cravings Truck,…

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Re-Think Business

BLACK ENTERPRISE’s 16th Annual Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

More than 1,400 entrepreneurs, professionals, and other small business hopefuls absorbed advice from renowned professionals,…

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Entrepreneur of the Week: Brittany K. Earls Makes Her Mark in Print

The 'Genesis' magazine founder defies a global media recession in pursuit of publishing mogulhood

Genesis Magazine’s Brittany K. Earls defies a global media recession in pursuit of publishing mogulhood

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All in the Family

How to keep a family-owned business thriving from one generation to the next

Nina Jones has no problem keeping up with the Joneses.

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Leaders of the New School: 6 Young Bosses to Watch

Learn how to change the game from these young business leaders

Learn from these young business leaders how to change the game

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Last South Dakota Code Talker Buried

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — The last of the American Indian code talkers of South Dakota…

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Your Opportunity is Out There! Go Get It!

With unemployment at 9.9%—meaning more than 15 million people are out of work—talk of an…

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Young Entrepreneurs Receive Top Honors

Entrepreneurship education group pays tribute to young business leaders

Young entrepreneurs were honored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) at its Dare to…

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Let’s Talk About Money

If there’s one thing magazine editors love—more than writing and creating content—it’s talking. Whether it’s…

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Oil Falls On Bernanke Stimulus Exit Plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy prices fell as the dollar rose after Federal Reserve Chairman…

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Dealers Swamped By Worried Toyota Drivers

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota dealers across the country were swamped with calls Wednesday from…

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Top Senate Democrat Lays Out Deficit Curbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat wants to make it more difficult to run…

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Not So Corny: Facebook Game Lets Users Play Farmer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even while calling Chicago home, Laura Hawkins Grimes is a country…

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Report: $997M In Highway Funds Don’t Help Traffic

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Nearly $1 billion in transportation funds have been used over…

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Jesper Hjertstedt, 4, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, holds a sign during save Saab rally in Schaumburg,…

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Revamped Brands Are Key To Chrysler Turnaround

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Chrysler sold more than 118,000 Sebring sedans in 2001. Eight…

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French fashion designer Agnes B. walks on the runway following the presentation of her men’s…

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Wal-Mart Cuts More Than 10,000 Sam’s Club Staffers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Sunday it is cutting more than 10,000…

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Wal-Mart Cuts About 11,200 Sam’s Club Staffers

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Sunday it is cutting about 11,200 jobs…

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Haiti Cruise Stops: ‘Without This, We Don’t Eat’

LABADEE, Haiti (AP) — With the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship anchored just offshore this beautiful…

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MediaNews Parent Files For Chapter 11 Protection

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owner of The Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News and…

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Earnings Preview: J&J To Report 4th-qtr Results

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest, most diverse health care company…

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Number Of Active US Rigs Up 34

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in…

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Projected Mo. Transportation Funding May Be Wrong

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An estimated gap in long-term funding made by Missouri’s Transportation…

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Sector Snap: Chip Equipment Makers Downgraded

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of chip equipment makers tumbled Friday after an analyst downgraded seven…

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Ex-NC Governor’s Aide Indicted On 51 Counts

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former aide to former Gov. Mike Easley was indicted Thursday…

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Hersha Hospitality Raises $155M In Share Offering

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hersha Hospitality Trust said Friday that it raised $155.3 million before expenses…

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Private Equity Firm To Buy Lodgian For $54M

ATLANTA (AP) — Hotel operator Lodgian Inc. said Friday private equity firm Lone Star Funds…

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CarMax Hiring 600 Workers For Its Stores

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Car dealership chain CarMax Inc. said Friday it plans to hire…

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CEOs To Hill: Quit Calling Us For Campaign Cash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of current and former corporate executives have a message for Congress:…

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Land-building Project In Lousiana Shuts Down

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Six years after the Army Corps of Engineers hailed a land-building…

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Walgreen Will Buy 3 El Amal Stores In Puerto Rico

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. said Friday it is buying three pharmacies…

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Traders Richard Newman, left, and Andy Beller, work on the floor of the New York…

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Private Sector Union Membership Shrinks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of union members now work for the government, partly because…

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Building Boom Transforms Heart Of Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — Blocks of historic Ottoman-era buildings, once pocked by bullet holes, have been…

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American Airlines Furloughing Pilots

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it will furlough up to 175 pilots…

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Cellu Tissue Shares Dropping In IPO Debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Cellu Tissue Holdings are trading about 5 percent lower…

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Exelon 4Q Profit Down 18 Percent

Power company Exelon said Friday that its fourth quarter profit fell 18 percent, as demand…

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Charter CEO Exits To Be Comcast’s Cable President

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chief executive of Charter Communications Inc., who guided the cable company…

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Symetra Prices IPO At Bottom Of Expected Range

NEW YORK (AP) — The most anticipated IPO of the first offerings this year, Symetra…

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Johnson Controls Reports Profit For 1st Quarter

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Auto parts and building systems maker Johnson Controls Inc. reported a $350…

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GE 4th-qtr Income Falls But Signs Improving

General Electric Co.’s fourth-quarter net income fell 19 percent, but the industrial bellwether is seeing…

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Schlumberger 4Q Profits Fall 31 Percent

NEW YORK (AP) — Schlumberger Ltd. said Friday oil drilling has started to recover after…

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Government Posting Wealth Of Data To Internet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday is posting to the Internet a wealth…

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Obama Vows To Fight For Jobs In Retooled Message

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama tried to revive his battered agenda and rally…

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Defiant Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — A combative President Barack Obama exhorted Congress Friday to pass a…

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Obama Takes Latest Jobs Message To Hard-hit Ohio

CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, wracked by high unemployment,…

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AP Top News At 10:56 A.m. EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling voters in Ohio, already wracked by high…

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Fed Emergency Loans To Banks Drop Sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Banks borrowed less from the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending program over the…

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SF Nonprofit News Venture Hires CEO, Editor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new nonprofit media group created to cover San Francisco Bay…

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Unemployment Rose In 43 States Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 43 states last month, the government said Friday,…

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Senate Votes For Faster Tax Breaks For Haiti Gifts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers will be able to write off charitable donations to Haiti earthquake…

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Stuck Gas Pedal Causes 2nd Major Toyota Recall

NEW YORK (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. built its reputation in the U.S. as a…

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AMD Posts A Profit, Thanks To $1.25B Intel Payment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Advanced Micro Devices Inc. posted its first quarterly profit in three…

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Sector Snap: Coal Stocks Tumble

NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns about China taking measures to slow down its economy and…

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Google Shows Renewed Vigor With Robust 4Q Results

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. appears to have regained its financial stride after wobbling…

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Wis. Senate Passes Bill To Keep Contracts In US

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill that would require most…

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As Wall Street Defers Bonuses, Others Suffer

NEW YORK (AP) — Big bonuses are back on Wall Street, but that doesn’t mean…

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TD Bank To Expand Into Rhode Island

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — TD Bank said Thursday it plans to open its first…

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About 600 Car Dealers Try To Get Businesses Back

DETROIT (AP) — Michael Wolf is taking a big gamble that he can convince an…

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Lawmakers Ask For Review Of AIG Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two House lawmakers asked Congress’ investigative arm on Thursday to review the…

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Kitty Kelley Bio On Winfrey Coming In April

NEW YORK (AP) — An Oprah tell-all is coming in April, but Winfrey isn’t the…

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Tiffany & Co. Boosts Dividend, Resumes Buybacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. said Thursday that it will raise…

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More State Furloughs Could Be Coming In Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Even more furloughs could be on the way for state employees in…

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Study: 1 In 5 Workers Underemployed In South Tenn.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A study of employment in southern Middle Tennessee shows that one…

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ND College Presidents Defend Tuition Discounts

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota college presidents are defending tuition breaks for graduate students…

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Agriculture Futures Trade Higher On The CBOT

CHICAGO (AP) — Agriculture futures advanced Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Wheat for March…

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GOP’s 41st Senator Gets Movie Star’s Greeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican state senator who shook the political landscape from Massachusetts to…

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Businesses, Unions Freed To Spend Big On Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Supreme Court vastly increased the power of big business…

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Recall News

The following recalls have been announced:
—Nipro Medical Corp. of Miami is recalling all GlucoPro Insulin…

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Bloomies On A Budget Coming To The Outlet Mall

NEW YORK (AP) — Fashionistas who had to cut out the trips to Bloomie’s during…

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Target To Renovate Stores, Open Fewer In 2010

NEW YORK (AP) — Target, the nation’s second-largest discounter after Wal-Mart, is navigating turbulent economic…

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Schweitzer Wants MT Oil On Canadian Pipeline

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Wednesday that he wants oil companies…

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Goldman Earns Record $4.79B In Q4, Cuts Bonus Pool

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. responded to intense criticism of big Wall…

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Obama Health Plan In Doubt As Dems Reject Fast Fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though reeling from a political body blow, House Democrats rejected the quickest…

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Obama Bank Plan Uncertainty Weighs On Markets

LONDON (AP) — European and U.S. stock markets fell sharply for the second day running…

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Watch Sonia Alleyne’s Interview with Venus Williams at This Year’s Women of Power Summit [Video]

Venus Williams was one of the featured speakers at this year’s Women of Power Summit.

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Women of Power: Pushing Past Fear To Make Your Next Career Move

At the Black Enterprise Women of Power summit, attendees learn how to push past fears…

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