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10 Richest African Americans In Congress

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Tina Charles Donates $50,000 to Charity

WNBA Player Tina Charles Donates Half Her Salary to Charity

"It's extremely important as in my past history people have given to me," Charles said

Charles has already raised $48,000 for the Hopey’s Heart Foundation to purchase 100 automatic external…

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World of Business Ideas: ‘How Ideas For Tomorrow Will Impact Your Business Today’

Tips for Small Business Owners looking to embrace emerging technologies

The 2014 World of Business Ideas on innovation forum wrapped on June 5 inside the…

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Massive Makeover at UniWorld: Changes Reposition Ad Agency for Digital Age

One of nation's leading multicultural advertising agencies takes bold steps into digital age, changes name, launches rebranding initiative

UniWorld Group Announces Rebrand
The longest standing black-owned agency and one of the nation’s leading multicultural…

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Charles Payne lands own show at Fox Business network
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Charles Payne Lands New Show on Fox Business Network

"Making Money with Charles Payne" to debut Monday June 2nd, First African American prime-time lead anchor on Fox Business Network

"Making Money with Charles Payne" to debut June 2nd at 6 PM ET
On Monday, June…

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President Obama cut in half patent fees for small businesses and entrepreneurs. For entrepreneurs working on new technologies, consumer products and other inventions, this is an automatic 50% savings. (Source: White House and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)

Small Biz Alert! Protecting Intellectual Property: Patents 101

Tips on guarding your Intellectual Property and everything you wanted to know about Patents

3. Not fully appreciating the full financial value of its intellectual property. Often, people focused on…

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Life in the ‘Fast Lanes’: How New FCC Vote Could Harm Small Businesses

Federal Communications Commission Vote Could Mean trouble for the "little guy"

The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) vote last week to allow the new so-called fast lanes…

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Small Business Owners Vs Entrepreneurs: Which One Are You?

Experts breakdown differences between Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

National Small Business Week wrapped up for the year on Friday May 16.
For a week…

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Sam’s Club to Invest $2.5 Million in Female Entrepreneurs

Sam's Club to invest more than $2 million to support women entrepreneurs, hails female biz owners as "foundation of middle class"

Sam’s Club has announced a $2.5 million grant from their giving program to grow women-owned…

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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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How “Money” was the First Round of the NBA playoffs? Nothing but Net.

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

How the NBA 2014 Playoffs First Round become must-see TV

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Low-wage Jobs Drive Economic Rebound, Many High-wage Jobs Gone for Good

Economic recovery creating fewer better paid jobs

A new report from the National Employment Law Project, a research and advocacy group, has…

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Grass Greener in Canada? America’s middle-class no longer wealthiest in the world

One reason given is that Americans get a smaller share of the corporate pie than executives, CEO's get more and the minimum wage still remains the same.

Data shows, while our economy has been growing more rapidly than the economies of other…

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

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4 Ways to Raise a Bad Credit Score

A few simple changes can make a big difference

Here are a few tips for getting an added boost to your credit score.

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A Family’s Story Underlines Need for Financial Resources for HIV and AIDS Patients

Remembering those in need on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Having an illness can create a significant financial burden. In honor of this day, here…

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Warren Sapp Catches a Break in Bankruptcy Case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

A federal judge discharged the former sack master from his bankruptcy case

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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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Want to Break Your Lease? Here’s How to Go About it

While it's not recommend, sometimes you will just have to break your lease

While it’s not recommend, sometimes you will just have to break your lease

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Three Hidden Credit Card Perks You May Not Know About

When used correctly, credit cards can work in your favor

When used correctly, credit cards can work in your favor

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No. 2: Arts. Aspiring artists will face an 11.1% unemployment rate. Generally, non-technical majors have a significantly higher rate of unemployment.

College Degrees with the Highest Unemployment Rates

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate in the country at the moment.

Here is a list of the top 7 college degrees with the highest unemployment rate…

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Job Credit Checks Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

Depending on your state of residence, you might no longer be subjected to a credit check when applying for a job.

You might no longer be subjected to a credit check when applying for a job.

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5 Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Your Wallet

We sift through the dense text to tell you what the ACA means for your family and your money

5 key points of show the historical Affordable Care Act upheld by the Supreme Court…

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Don’t Just Retire Cash Rich, Retire Wealthy

If you start with a $200 monthly contribution at age 25 that earns 6% interest,…

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Portfolio Repair

Many people would love to be in Jeremy McMullen’s shoes. At 30, he has little…

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Cashing it In
Ever feel like your feeding a slot machine when pouring all your change into a coin-counter? Perhaps that's because your bank is taking a cut from your cash. The standard fee is 5 percent of the total amount converted.

What you can do: Don't wait until you have bags and bags of loose change before wrapping them in paper rolls. Instead, pick up the empty paper coin tubes at your bank and wrap as you go.

Andrea Woroch is a nationally recognized consumer and money-saving expert for Kinoli, Inc.

9 Most Irritating Bank Fees and What to Do About Them

Useful tips to help you cope with rising bank fees and constant changes

Black Enterprise explores the 9 most irritating bank fees and what can be done about…

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3 Mistakes Singles Make with Their Money

Without a spouse to pick up the slack, you could be left in a financially vulnerable position. Here's how to be prepared

Without a spouse to pick up the slack, you could be left in a financially…

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4 Tax Breaks for College Students

How to be smart and save with a tax break on your tuition

A college education is probably the most expensive purchase you’ll make besides a home. Who…

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The Right Way to Use Coupons for Big Savings

The process can be worth the time investment to cut costs

Here are four tips on how to work those coupon savings in your favor.

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Poll: Do You Plan to Support Your Adult Children?

Knowing when it's time to cut the financial umbilical cord

A recent study conducted by SunAmerica Financial Group found that 70% of parents age 55…

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Will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Do Any Good?

New agency aims to have your back when dealing with financial institutions

On July 21, consumers will officially have a new watchdog in the form of the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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7 Money Lessons Teens Learned from the Recession

A new study shows the Great Recession turned out to be teens’ most effective teacher.

You’ve probably talked to your teens about money management numerous times. And you’ve probably felt…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Financial Advice for 2011 College Graduates (Beyond ‘Get a Job!’)

Strategies to help students do the right thing after getting that diploma

Our Money columnist Lynnette Khalfani-Cox offers tips to help college grads do the right (and…

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6 Common Lies Debt Collectors Will Tell You

And how to spot them a mile away...plus know the truth about your rights as a consumer

If you’ve ever had to deal with debt collectors, you know that many of them…

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Test Your Financial IQ!

Take our quiz to determine how financially savvy you are, and to get tips on how to better manage your money

The financial decisions you make can have a lasting impact on your credit and your…

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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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Lawmakers Upset Over Obama’s 2nd Anti-Vegas Remark

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers lashed out at President Barack Obama on Tuesday after…

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Cardinal Financial 4th-qtr Earnings Nearly Double

TYSON CORNER, Va. (AP) — Cardinal Financial Corp., a financial holding company, said Wednesday that…

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H&R Block, Yodlee Team To Create Tax Prep App

NEW YORK (AP) — Tax preparation company H&R Block Inc. and personal finance management application…

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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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Gas Prices Slow To Follow Oil Lower

When oil prices jumped last month, retail prices were slow to follow. Now that crude…

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Obama On Banks: A Bit Pragmatic Amid The Populism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing an overhaul of Wall Street regulations with…

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Axelrod: Obama’s State Of Union To Focus On Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s chief political adviser says the president will focus on…

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Iran Budgets For $60 Price For Crude Oil

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday presented to parliament a large…

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Bank Of China To Sell Up To $5.8 Billion In Bonds

BEIJING (AP) — Bank of China plans to sell up to 40 billion yuan ($5.8…

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Obama Endorses Task Force To Battle Deficits

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has endorsed a bipartisan plan to name a special…

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Tax The Rich? Ore. Voters Scratching Their Ballots

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If any Americans are willing to fork over more to state…

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ECB President: Greece Must Put Finances In Order, EU

BERLIN (AP) — Greece and other euro-zone countries with excessive budget deficits must do everything…

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Obama Scrambles To Revive Economic Optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking to reassure voters he’s determined to create…

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Bankruptcy Judge Ready To Approve Bonuses

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge is ready to approve Tribune Co.’s request…

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Morgan CEO Could Get $8.1M Stock Bonus For 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman could receive a stock bonus currently…

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Regulators Shut Florida Bank

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have shut down a Florida bank, bringing to five the number…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators shut down banks in Florida and Missouri on Friday, bringing to…

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Regulators Shut Banks In Fla., Mo., NM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators shut down banks in Florida, Missouri and New Mexico on Friday,…

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Banks Shut In Fla., Mo., NM, Ore., Wash.

sWASHINGTON (AP) — Regulators have shut down banks in Florida, Missouri, New Mexico, Oregon and…

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New Bank Rules Unlikely To Hurt Big Institutions

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama’s latest broadside against big banks may have more…

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How The Major Stock Indexes Fared On Friday

The stock market suffered its worst setback in more than 10 months as investors rejected…

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Gov. Says SD Tourism Industry Did OK In Recession

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Mike Rounds says tourist spending likely will not reach the…

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Interest Up In Students Learning Personal Finance

MIAMI (AP) — Each day after school, 17-year-old Phyllis Quach goes to a warehouse filled…

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Alabama Unemployment Highest In 26 Years

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s unemployment rate has risen to 11 percent — a 26-year…

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After ‘mistakes,’ Yele Haiti Gets New Accountants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The foundation of Wyclef Jean said Friday it has hired a…

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Florida Unemployment Numbers Increase In December

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More people were jobless in Florida last month than live in…

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Russia’s Economy Back On Its Feet

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s oil-dependent economy is getting back on track after its biggest downturn…

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Biz, 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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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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FILE – In this Friday, July 31, 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin…

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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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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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White House Fights For Bernanke Support In Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced mounting Senate opposition for another four-year…

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Bernanke Faces More Sen. Opposition For 2nd Term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced mounting Senate opposition for another four-year…

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White House Still Believes Bernanke Gets 2nd Term

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — President Barack Obama believes Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke…

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

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AP Top News At 11:35 A.m. EST

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

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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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Miss. Bill Would Limit Public Info On Government

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A bill in the Mississippi House that would ban businesses and…

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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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Court Stops Swiss Handing Tax Evasion Files To US

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland cannot hand over files on 26 suspected tax cheats to U.S.…

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American Airlines Laying Off Pilots

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

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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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Ahead Of The Bell: Google Falls After 4Q Report

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shares of Google Inc. fell Friday after the Internet search giant posted…

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McDonald’s Profit Is $1.22B In 4th Quarter

CHICAGO (AP) — More hungry diners gobbling its cheap eats helped McDonald’s Corp.’s sales and…

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Higher Prices Boost Kimberly-Clark 4Q Profit

DALLAS (AP) — Kimberly-Clark Corp. said Friday that higher prices on products like Huggies diapers…

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Harley-Davidson Posts 4Q Loss, First In 16 Years

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson Inc. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss, its first quarterly deficit…

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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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Stock Futures Falling; Market Set To Resume Slide

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are set to extend their slide Friday, following the worst…

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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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ATF Stings Put 250M Illegal Cigarettes On Streets

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Undercover ATF agents in Virginia have funneled more than 250…

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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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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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Sony Ericsson Q4 Loss Narrows 9 Percent

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson on Friday said its loss in the…

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Venture Capital Investments Decline In 4th Qtr

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Venture capitalists invested less money in U.S. startups in the fourth…

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World Stocks Tumble As Obama Targets Banks

LONDON (AP) — World markets fell Friday, led by bank stocks after President Barack Obama…

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Gas Prices Down 7 Straight Days; Crude Falls Again

NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices have declined every day for a week following a…

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Oil Falls Below $76 Amid Weak Demand

Oil prices fell below $76 a barrel Friday after government figures showed that the United…

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What to Know Before You Donate to Haitian Relief

There�s nothing charitable about getting scammed

Before you give to any organizations, here are a couple of tips to help you…

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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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Warren Buffett Says Gen Re Settlement Is Fitting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett said Thursday he has no problem with the $92.2…

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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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Time Warner Cable Offering Free Calls To Haiti

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable Inc. is letting its customers call Haiti for…

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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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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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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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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 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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Your college prep budget doesn’t have to break the bank. Check out these quick tips…

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Between iPods, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and text messaging, getting your teen’s attention long enough to…

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Four tips for grads struggling to avoid the perils of default

The parties are over, Thirsty Thursdays are a mere memory, and early morning wake-up calls…

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Many people get into a bad habit of spending more than they earn or spending…

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The Cutting Edge: Filling Out Your FAFSA

Tap all resources and start early to get the funds you need

If you’re entering college for the first time next fall, or you’re a returning student…

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Investing as a College Student

Jumpstart your financial future, secure funds for your golden years

Investing as a college student is a surefire way to jumpstart your financial future and…

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