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President Barack Obama rings in his 50th birthday in Chicago Wednesday (Image: File)

Obama’s State of the Union Address Details Agenda to ‘Bring Jobs Back’

State of Union offers clues to fixing the economy while beating the GOP

President Obama’s State of the Union Address puts the 1% to task and calls for…

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WATCH: Amid Criticism, Suze Orman Defends Her New Prepaid Debit Card

In a video interview with theGrio.com/CNBC reporter Sharlita Brantley, Suze Orman goes on the defensive about launching her own prepaid card

In a video interview with theGrio.com/CNBC reporter Sharlita Brantley, Suze Orman goes on the defensive…

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RUSH COMMUNICATIONS: Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam (1984) and Rush Communications (1991) (pictured). Def Jam is responsible for launching the career of LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys, and Rush Communications is the parent company for media, entertainment, apparel, financial and philanthropic companies.

Russell Simmons to the Financial Press: ‘Is It Because I’m Hip Hop?’

Amid prepaid debit card criticism, the RushCard founder demands to know why he's considered a "celebrity endorser"

As prepaid debit cards by Suze Orman and Lil Wayne are criticized, RushCard founder Russell…

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Heart & Soul Magazine Under New Ownership

The 18-year-old publication expands target market with recent purchase

National wellness publication Heart & Soul has been sold by independent owner Edwin V. Avent…

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TWITTER:   I know that this is probably an obvious one, but how do you really engage with Twitter? Do you use it as a personal tool to connect with others? Promote your business? Both? Do you need a personal and business account? I would say, it all depends. I have one account for me personally, which I also use professionally. When my new book, Chasing Youth Culture And Getting It Right, is published in April, I will be using another account for book tweets only. I want to make sure that those messages go to people who want data on youth marketing specifically. So the moral of this story is, know your target market. Your tweets will have a greater impact if you’re really focused on who you’re trying to reach.

Twitter Acquires Internet Security Startup Dasient

In an effort to beef up security, the popular microblogging site purchased the three-year-old Internet security firm

On Monday, Twitter attained Dasient, a security startup offering malware protection for businesses.

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Supreme Court Says GPS Tracker Violated Rights

The high court ruled collectively that the police's actions violated the Constitution

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday that law enforcement authorities violated the Constitution when…

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President Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ at the Apollo Theater

The president belted out a short rendition of Green’s classic hit at a fundraiser on Thursday

President Barack Obama visited the landmark Apollo Theater in Harlem on Thursday, where he broke…

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Etta James died at the age of 73 Friday morning, according to her manager Lupe De Leon (Image: Getty)

Legendary Singer Etta James Dies at 73

The six-time Grammy-winning artist died from complications from leukemia on Friday

Etta James, whose powerhouse voice sparked such hits as “The Wallflower,” Something’s Got a Hold…

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LL Cool J to Host 54th Annual Grammy Awards

James Todd Smith, commonly known as LL Cool J, was named this year’s Grammy Awards host

Rap pioneer and NCIS: Los Angeles James Todd Smith, commonly known as actor LL Cool…

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Perry Ends Bid for President, Endorses Gingrich

Texas Gov. Rick Perry abandons his presidential bid

Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican presidential race in North Charleston, South Carolina…

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Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) Joins Twitter

The first lady has launched a twitter account, personalizing her tweets with her initials “mo”

Michelle Obama joined Twitter Thursday and, in less than 24 hours, gained well over 100,000…

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The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show starts Jan 9-12, 2012 (Image: CES )

2012 Consumer Electronics Show: Day 1 Recap

Check in all week for news, tips, and reviews of the latest tech products of 2012

The first day of the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV culminated…

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Unemployment Drops, 200,000 New Jobs Added to Economy

The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.5 % last month

A forceful 200,000 new jobs were added to the economy in December, the U.S. Department…

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Herman Cain Announces ‘Revolution Solution’ Bus Tour

The former Godfather's Pizza CEO keeps 999 alive with the launch of his tour

Herman Cain announced Wednesday on Fox News he will start a “Revolution Solution” bus tour…

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Santorum’s Comment Ties Black People to Public Assistance

The Republican presidential candidate’s recent comment links black people to government assistance

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s recent comment ties black people to public assistance.

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Michele Bachmann Drops Out of Republican Race

The third-term Minnesota congresswoman is gracefully bowing out of the presidential campaign

After placing sixth in Tuesday’s Iowa Republican caucuses, Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday she is…

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Mitt Romney Victorious in Iowa Caucus

Republican presidential candidate wins by eight votes

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was declared winner of the Iowa caucuses early Wednesday morning,…

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Anti-obesity Ads Under Attack

Stark ad campaign has some within the public health community disturbed

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life campaign—a $50 million advertising project to be rolled out over…

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Wall Street protesters take to the streets of Manhattan's Financial District (Image: Janel Martinez)

68 Occupy Protesters Arrested in NYC

Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested as they tore down the barricades that surrounded Zuccotti Park on New Year’s Eve

The New York Police Department reported 68 people were arrested, with at least one person…

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Soledad O’Brien’s Morning Show Named

CNN announced the news anchor’s show will be called Starting Point, debuting January 2, 2012

CNN announced Wednesday that Soledad O’Brien’s morning show will be called Starting Point. It’s set…

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How to Budget for Unexpected Windfalls

Having a plan for unexpected windfalls can be as important as anticipating surprise expenses. Just…

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Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)

How to Get Paid for Traveling

Evita Robinson, founder of Nomadness Travel Tribe (Image: Nomadness Travel Tribe)
Have a passion for…

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