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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

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Economy Shows Signs of Improvement With 280,000 Jobs Added in May

May marks strongest month so far for job growth in 2015

Latest report reveals 280,000 jobs were added to the economy in May

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Entrepreneurship Is Becoming Viable Option Only For The Wealthy

New data reveals 1 million missing entrepreneurs due to dwindling middle class

Research shows that the majority of American entrepreneurs no longer come from middle-class families.

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4 Things Every College Grad Should Know About Student Loan Repayment

NFCC offers low- or no-cost debt repayment advice to recent grads

These 4 tips from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling help college grads get ahead…

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Tech Consumption Changes Expected As Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers

The age group could help boost Apple's bottom line as well as the on-demand economy

Earlier this year, population projections said millennials would outnumber baby boomers in 2015.

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On-Demand Apps on Track to Break Investment Records

The industry is quickly approaching $4 billion in the first half of 2015

According to CNET, a report from data analyst firm CB Insights found venture funding for…

By Joel Lyons

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President Obama Visits Jamaica

He’s the first POTUS to visit the country in three decades

President Obama is currently visiting Jamiaca, as the first President of the U.S. to visit…

By Cristie Leondis

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Cheated Out of an Education

One view of the scandal in Atlanta

Why Kevin Chavous thinks the educators in Atlanta cheated; why time on task, teacher accountability,…

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Education Outcomes Improving with No Child Left Behind Waivers

States make progress unfettered from NCLB

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that five states had been awarded four-year flexibility waivers.

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Forty-Seven Percent of Black Families Have No Emergency Savings

Black families are less likely to have a plan on a rainy day

Black American families found to have disproportionately less savings compared to white American families.

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South African Safari and 4 More Affordable Travel Destinations

The cost to travel to these hot spots has went down drastically

Five affordable travel destinations just got cheaper for American tourists.

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Top 10 States to Retire In

These 10 states beat Florida by a long shot

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Despite popular belief, Florida isn’t the best state to retire in. In fact, according…

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The State of Black America-By the Numbers: Part 1, Education

Black America is in crisis

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The following is a feature by Marc Morial, the President and CEO of National…

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Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to Be Released from Prison

The Ex-US Rep spent roughly half of his sentence behind bars

According to reports, former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is set to be released from…

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State of Black America Report: Unequal Education Is Not ‘the Great Equalizer’

How adequate access and opportunity paves the way to success for minorities

Education and equality gaps have persisted and the National Urban League understands that the major…

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Atlanta Ranks No.1 for Income Inequality

Things are distant between Atlanta's rich and poor

Brookings Institution recently revealed a new report comparing cities’ top earning households to their least…

By Essence Gant

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Marijuana’s ‘High’ Sales Being Used to Fund Colorado Schools

High School means something totally different in Colorado

This January, Colorado saw Marijuana sales leap to a record high—no pun intended. According to The…

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Retail Sales Fall for Third Month in a Row

Economists blame harsh winter for retail sales drop

Retail sales fell drastically last month due to harsh winter weather that deterred shoppers from…

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Black Women Left Behind in Employment Rise

National Women's Law Center reports joblessness gap

The unemployment rate has declined overall for women, but has increased for black women.

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Millennials Prove to Be Most Loyal Workers

Millennials' job loyalty is actually bad for the economy

Research shows that millennials are more loyal to their employers than they have been in…

By Essence Gant

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10 Board Trends for Directors in 2015

Check out the issues that are top-of-mind for directors

Women Corporate Directors shares top 10 growing board trends for this year from their research.

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Shake Shack Goes Public

The company is valued at $745 million

Shake Shack will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. The company, which…

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25 Best Jobs in America for 2015

Glassdoor releases list which include 10 in the tech industry alone

Glassdoor has recently released a new report highlighting the 25 best jobs in America in…

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Top Twitter Reactions to President Obama’s State of The Union Address

Twitter reacts to POTUS State of the Union with mixed emotions

Here are the top Twitter reactions in response to President Obama’s State of the Union…

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State of the Union Address: White House Gains Key Insights from Everyday Citizens Via Platform

President Obama gains key insight from citizens with engaging place to share opinions

The White House offers engaging platform to get insights from everyday citizens in prep for…

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Hood Fab: 10 Signs You’re in the Ghetto

There's been a recent fascination with the 'hood, so take a look at signs you're in a struggle neighborhood

A McDonald’s that hosts weddings. Vending machines robbed of their items. Check out these and…

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Chicago Businessman Helps Family of Homeless Little League Champ

Businessman agrees to pay homeless little league player families rent for a year

One Chicago businessman has offered to pay a year’s rent for homeless Jackie Robinson West…

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Study: Consumers Still Recovering from the Recession

Raises and promotions stay stagnant while Americans' savings accounts are dwindling.

If you’re still feeling the pinch, you’re not alone.

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10 Worst States For African Americans Without Jobs

Southern states dominate list

Take a look at the worst states, in terms of jobless benefits and other factors,…

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Nielsen Study: African American Income, Education Exceeds Expectations

Consumer Spending Slows Down in June

Overall consumption, however, remains positive

Slow declines in the unemployment rate resulted in hesitance among consumers.

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Small Businesses Favor Minimum Wage Increase says National Poll

Studies Show Link Between Minimum Wage and Job Growth

Latest observation shows positive impact from pay increase

A recent observation conducted by Goldman Sachs proves that an increase in minimum wage can…

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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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Infographic: Two-Income Households Struggle More Than Single Income Ones?

Two incomes aren't necessarily better

Research shows two incomes aren’t necessarily better

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New Report: Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy

Small Businesses Creating Jobs, Giving Back and Growing Local Economy [Report]

With support, small businesses thrive, create, retain 8,352 jobs

Business owners around the country reported creating and retaining 8,352 net new jobs at a…

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US Economy Growing Faster Than Expected

While not entirely positive, signs are pointing towards continued recovery

The economic outlook continues to be a mostly positive, albeit not entirely. Americans filing applications…

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U.S. Has Record 2.7 Million Temp Workers

Temp jobs leaves workers at risk

Are we becoming a nation of temporary workers?

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In a Rough Economy, Luxury Spending is on the Rise

A recent study shows people are looking to splurge on luxuries in a recession.

American Express Publishing and the Harrison Group speak to 1,416 Americans about their want for…

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How Traffic Can Be an Indicator of the Economy’s Health

Research shows a correlation between the two

Traffic bad? Probably means the economy’s good.

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White House to Propose Market Interest Rates for Student Loan Debt

Policy makers show growing concern for economic effects of student debt.

White House proposes fixed student debt interest rates should not determined by Congress.

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Small Business Owners Believe Economy is Stuck Due to Government

March study says red tape is small business' biggest hurdle

When polled, 60% of small business owners said the government was blocking their growth

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8 out of 10 Small Business Owners Worry About the Future

Small business owners are pessimistic regarding the future

According to a study, the national debt is the most pressing issue facing small businesses…

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Congressional Budget Office: Economy to Pick up Steam in 2014

The Congressional Budget Office forecasts the economic climate

A positive outlook is on the horizon.

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Economy Grew Slightly in the Third Quarter

Revised numbers show continued positive trending

Good news on the economy.

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Small Business Owners Unsure About The Future

When will small businesses begin hiring again?

When will small businesses begin hiring again?

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Small Business Owners Pessimistic on Economy, Report Says

Small business owners unsure if they'll be able to hire again, according to new study

Small business owners unsure if they’ll be able to hire again, according to new study

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A Winning Trifecta for Investors

Mark Riddix III counsels investors on where to look for value, income, and growth

Mark Riddix III, founder and owner of New Horizons Financial Management L.L.C.
Mark Riddix III is…

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Black Unemployment Rate Remains at 14.1 Percent in August

While the U.S. unemployment dips, the black jobless rate persists

While the U.S. unemployment dips, the black jobless rate persists

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US Economic Recovery Is Slowest Since World War II

The problems are much more than just the 8.3 percent unemployment rate

The problems are much more than just the 8.3 percent unemployment rate

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Out of Sync

Why the stock market and the economy seem at odds

In February we saw headlines about the DOW JONES industrial average reaching its highest level…

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11 Black Presidents Under 50 & Their Presidents’ Day Advice for Obama

Presidential advice for the Commander-in-Chief from men and women of color who hold similar titles in business

In honor of Presidents’ Day, 11 Black Presidents from the world of business share their…

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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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Can Charity Exist in a World of Excess?

Tis’ the season of giving but when is enough…enough?

Despite being in the grips of a recession and troubled economy, some still find ways…

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President Obama has established the $13 million i6 Challenge competition and put up $33 million in grants for the Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge program. Teams taking part in the i6 challenge can win up to $7 million for ideas that can be developed into scalable “green” product and service offerings, creating more jobs and boosting our nation’s competitiveness.  Urban and rural entrepreneurs can team up in “clusters” to win grant dollars through the Accelerator challenge for business ideas that will create jobs. (Source: U.S. Economic Development Administration)

In the News: Fewest Layoffs Since 2008; Congressman Calls Michelle Obama’s Posterior ‘Large’ and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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3 Things You Should’ve Been Focused on Besides Black Friday Sales

There's nothing wrong with spending if it's for a good cause and not consumer greed and gluttony

Despite being in a recession, American spending continues as 2011 marks the biggest Black Friday…

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In the News: Dr. Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson Death; Herman Cain’s Fourth Accuser Surfaces and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Wealth Gap Between Young and Old Americans Is Widest Ever

A recent Pew Research Center report explores the wealth gap

A new analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center is showing that the…

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Outspoken Opponent: 7 Outrageous Statements from Herman Cain

Interesting quips from a Republican presidential hopeful

Seven most outrageous statements by Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain.

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Steve Jobs Warned Obama of Becoming a One-Term President, Offered Education Ideas

The two icons met up to discuss politics and education before Jobs' death

Jobs had a few choice words of advice for the president leading a country in…

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According to reports, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is at a major low as concerns for his re-election increase. With black unemployment at more than 16% and a still recessionary economic climate, the morale among supporters is undeniably shaky.

Despite the negative overall outlook on the state of the U.S. economy, there have been notable milestones in Obama's presidency. NewsOne has compiled 40 reasons to laude Obama's presidency from the capture of Osama Bin Laden to his new initiative that seeks to put veterans back to work.

40 High Points of Barack Obama’s Presidency

Despite low approval rating, here are reasons his White House term can be lauded

Though his current approval rating is at an all-time low, here are 40 high points…

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Let’s Get Back to Investing in Our Future

Live within your means. Put money aside for tough times. Save, don’t borrow, for the…

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POLL: Are You Optimistic About the Future of Small Business?

Studies show that things are looking up; but are Black business owners feeling hopeful?

Studies show that things are looking up; but are Black business owners feeling hopeful?

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In the News: Mandela Released From Hospital; Will Smith & Jay-Z in Business; Egypt Can’t RT

A few noteworthy headlines from around the Web...

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, was discharged from a Johannesburg hospital Friday after a…

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SURVEY: The Economy & You

Tell Black Enterprise how you feel and we'll tell the White House!

Had it up to here with the state of the economy and how the country’s…

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Unemployed? The White House and Monster.com Want to Hear from You

The Obama administration is giving job hunters the opportunity to sound off about the economy

The White House is teaming up with Monster.com to weigh in on the economy via…

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UPDATE Breaking News: Mysterious Package Received at NAACP Offices Today

The organization receives death threats as it calls for Tea Party to expel racists

NAACP President Ben Jealous says the organization has seen a number of death threats over…

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Coverage of Michael Jackson’s June 25, 2009 death was third on the list with 5.7% of coverage. Thousands of news items focused on the King of Pop's unexpected death, his legacy, his enormous fanbase, the fate of his three children, his estate, funeral, and many lawsuits.

Black News Coverage Leaves a Lot to Be Desired

Despite a black president, African Americans attracted little attention in the media

Despite having a black president, African Americans attracted little attention in the U.S. mainstream news…

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Lessons From the Front Lines

B.E.100s CEOs deploy a new battle plan to combat an unforgiving business environment

Legendary Chinese military general Sun Tzu once said, “Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” …

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The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 – 20, 2010 at the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. The event brought out  some of the most influential people in the public and private sectors to discuss the economic and political events that affect African American businesses and consumers. (Source: Kerry-Ann Hamilton)

ELC Hosts 2010 Black Women’s Leadership Summit

Some of the nation's most influential women focus on issues affecting African Americans

The Executive Leadership Council held its Seventh Annual Black Women’s Leadership Summit April 19 –…

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Get Ready for the New Normal

The financial crisis will have lasting effects��most of them positive

In the aftermath of the economic crisis, a number of financial pundits are spreading fear…

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Black Enterprise/Walmart Economic Forum 2010

See the businesspeople who convened for �20/20 Vision: A Look Ahead at Black America in the Next Economic Boom�

See the entrepreneurs, economists and Obama Administration officials who convened for “20/20 Vision: A Look…

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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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A Path to Recovery for Black America

Economic forum offers policy recommendations to the Obama Administration

Under the banner, “20/20 Vision: A Look Ahead at Black America in the Next Economic…

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In Pictures: A Vision for the Economy

Economists, policy makers, experts and entrepreneurs explore the keys to recovery for African Americans

As President Barack Obama embarked on the first of a series of trips he will…

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BE Forum Explores Solutions for Economic Revival

African Americans, small business key for economic turnaround

Black Enterprise hosted a forum to explore strategies and solutions that will ensure that African…

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Obama Resets Agenda in State of the Union Address

Tax cuts, unemployment, national debt are top issues

President Obama vowed to not abandon plans for longer-term fixes to healthcare, energy, and education…

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BE, Walmart to Host Economic Forum

BE100s CEOs, government officials to develop policy recommendations for White House

As President Barack Obama unveils initiatives to bolster the middle class, create jobs and assist…

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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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White House Advisers Promise Sharper Focus On Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A politically shaken White House promised Sunday a sharper focus on jobs…

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White House Says No Reset Button For Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s senior adviser says the president isn’t hitting the reset…

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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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Obama’s State Of The Union Agenda: Yes, I Get It

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seizing a chance to reconnect, President Barack Obama will use his first…

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

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Review: Stiglitz Presents Anti-recession Proposals

“Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy” (W. W. Norton &…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Obama Hits Wall Street, Pushes For Bank Limits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing Depression-era policy and populist politics, a combative President Barack Obama chastised…

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Obama’s Report Card: One Year Later

An assessment of the president's first year in office

It has been one year since history was made in the U.S. with the inauguration…

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Home Construction Falls; Wholesale Prices Edge Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The housing market remains a significant risk to the economy, data Wednesday…

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Uncoventional Wisdom

How good a stock picker is Quintano Downes? The 13-year Wall Street veteran equities trader…

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Talking Points: Obama’s Economy

When Barack Obama took the national stage as president on that bitterly cold day last…

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Poll: Was the Jobs Summit Political or Productive?

Majority said it was necessary to boost the economy

Majority of respondents to a BlackEnterprise.com poll said the White House Forum on Jobs and…

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Obama Unveils New Job Creation Plan

President outlines a new effort to spur job growth

President Barack Obama unveiled a package of new enhancements to his administration’s efforts to revive…

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White House Discusses Nation’s Economy

Economic weatherman, Orszag, gives encouraging forecast

The nation’s economy grew during the months of July, August, and September, after a year…

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Finding Financials

Bank, brokerage, and insurance stocks are pariahs these days. But many avoided danger. Heres some to consider

The recent economic meltdown started with the implosion of a handful of big banks and…

By Donald Jay Korn

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Negotiating in a Volatile World

When South Korea President Lee Myung-bak came to the United States earlier this week, he…

By Derek T. Dingle

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How Economic Uncertainty Can Spark Entrepreneurship

Know whether you're prepared to take the leap

There’s no doubt the economic downturn is sparking a lot of anxiety as people worry…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Taming A Wild Economy

To fix a broken America, Roger Ferguson was one of the experts President Obama tapped. Now, this TIAA-CREF CEO and former Fed vice chairman shares his views about the financial markets and prospects for an economic rebound

Roger W. Ferguson Jr. has answered the call at a time when our
nation needs him…

By Alan Hughes

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Obama on the Record: Financial Reform

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.
Since taking office, my administration has mounted what I…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Unemployment Hits 25-Year High

Healthcare sector sees boost despite bleak climate

The nation’s unemployment rate jumped to 9.4% in Ma, marking a 25 year high, according…

By Renita Burns

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Marcus Alexis Dies at Age 77

Noted economist had passion for mentoring blacks in field

Marcus Alexis, one of the nation’s most distinguished economists, died Wednesday from complications during surgery.…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Former Fed Governor Sees Light at the End of the Tunnel

Roger Ferguson offers take on retirement, investing

Roger W. Ferguson, CEO of financial services giant TIAA-CREF and one of the nation’s leading…

By Alan Hughes

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Staying Focused on Best Practices

As massive job cuts have forced many companies to reorganize and reprioritize spending, the diversity…

By Laura Egodigwe

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Bernanke Beams Optimism on Economy at Morehouse Address

Fed chair says boosting confidence key in rebounding

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says he’s “fundamentally optimistic” about the nation’s economy, expressing confidence…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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Day 85

In a speech at Georgetown University, Obama says that while there are glimmers of hope…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Glimmers of Hope for Economy

Tough economic times to come

During his speech on the economy at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama said there will…

By Joyce Jones

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Obama on the Record: State of the Economy

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. (Applause.) It’s good to be back.…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Obama Hosts Cyber Town Hall

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you so much. Well, it is great to see all…

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Obama on the Record: News Conference on the Economy

THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Please have a seat.
Good evening. Before I take…

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Obama Pledges Persistence

President pledges to 'stick to it' to right the economy

Persistence. That’s the message that President Barack Obama ended with last night as he…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Day 62

Making the rounds of the Sunday morning talk shows, Obama’s surrogates again beat the drum…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Obama Stops by ‘Tonight Show’ During California Visit

President Barack Obama on the “Tonight Show”
Jay Leno: The 44th President of the United…

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Remarks of the President Upon Departure to California

THE PRESIDENT: We’re about — I’m about to go to California, but I wanted…

By BlackEnterprise.com

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Obama, Brown Discuss Economy During White House Meeting

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Gordon Brown meet in the Oval Office. (Source:…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Fixing the Economy

Our Board of Economists offer President Obama advice on putting America back to work

Our Board of Economists offer President Obama advice on putting America back to work

By John Simons

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The $800 Billion Question: Will Foreign Creditors Continue to Finance U.S. Debt?

As stimulus plan gears up, will our creditworthiness dwindle?

I’ve been laying awake at night worrying about our credit status. I’m not talking about…

By John Simons

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A Historic Day of Reporting at the White House

Embracing progression, firsts of our own

It started with a phone call from a member of the White House press office…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Obama: ‘Help Is on the Way’

Obama Goes on Offensive to Get Economic Plan Passed

In an exclusive one–on-one interview President Barack Obama discusses the recovery package, his expansive economic…

By Derek T. Dingle

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President’s Weekly Address: Obama Urges Prompt Passage of Economic Plan

n his weekly address, Obama highlighted recent statistics showing continuing deterioration in the economy and…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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House Passes Obama’s Economic Plan

Republicans Vote Against Bill

President Barack Obama is one step closer to putting in place his plan to stimulate…

By Derek T. Dingle

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White House Launches Recovery Site

Acknowledging that Americans are “skeptical about the size and scale” of his $825 billion recovery…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Monday Massacre: How Not to Be a Victim

This economy is starting to remind me of a Sopranos episode. You’ll remember that one…

By John Simons

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How to Close the Deal in a Sinking Economy

Ways to attract new clients, maximize your profitability

handshakeNearly everyone is cutting back on expenses these days. For small business owners, that…

By Margarette Burnette

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Fixing the Economy

Our Board of Economists offers President Obama advice on putting America back to work

Believe it or not, there’s one aspect of Barack Obama’s ascendance to the White House…

By John Simons

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Day 6

National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers discusses the administration’s plan to deal with the economic…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Ready for Day One

Immediately following President Barack Obama’s formal swearing in, some of his aides made their way…

By Joyce Jones

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What NOT to Do in an Economic Downturn

Sure, the financial markets are in a tailspin. But, take a deep breath--and don't panic

There’s little question—the financial markets in 2008 have been scary. The stock market has fallen…

By Mellody Hobson

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Change in Your Pocket?

Financial Forecast

Barack Obama finally has a chance to follow through on his campaign mantra of change.…

By Sonja Mack

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Recession or Depression: Defining Economic Decline

Deep recession or depression? As a journalist, it’s hard to argue that words don’t matter.…

By John Simons

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Obama Takes to Web to Discuss Economy

President-elect Barack Obama today urged Congress to pass an economic rescue plan that…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Daunting Challenges Ahead

Obama also faces a number of major foreign and national security challenges.

BlackEnterprise.com concludes its two-part series on the challenges and expectations that await President-elect Barack Obama…

By Joyce Jones

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