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Report declares 77 million in debt
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
It is no secret that Americans have some serious issues when it comes to debt. A recent report released by the Urban Institute titled “Delinquent Debt in America,” examined non-mortgage debt with help from the Consumer Credit Research Institute. What is that you may ask? “It is any debt in collections that involves a non-mortgage bill
 
Black women-owned businesses up by 258 percent
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
WASHINGTON – From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth and economic impact. Even so, women entrepreneurs still face barriers to success. Today, 30 percent of all American businesses have a woman at the helm. African-American women in particular are a driving force, establishing their
 
Single parents jeopardizing retirement to fund children’s college education
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
How are single parents prioritizing their financial futures? Allianz, a multinational financial services company, asked just that question in the LoveFamilyMoney study looking at how the contemporary American family spends and saves. Many single parents (45 percent) say they are motivated to create and implement a long-term financial savings plan for their
 
M&F Bank appoints new president/CEO
Thursday, August 14, 2014
DURHAM – Delaware banking veteran James H. Sills III has been given the charge to lead Mechanics and Farmers Bank. Sills will take over as president and chief executive officer Sept. 1. He was previously secretary of the department of technology and chief information officer for the state of Delaware, and will succeed President/CEO Kim Saunders who
 
Overdraft fees drain dollars available to consumers
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Consumers who maintain low and no cushions in their checking accounts may have thought that the overdraft “banking service” was a big help against bouncing checks. But as the use of debit cards have replaced most cash purchases, this service has become a drain of available cash for consumers and a major source of revenue for banks. A new
 
Walmart charged with continual pregnancy discrimination
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Despite a change in its policy, advocates say that Walmart continues to discriminate against pregnant workers. A letter written by the National Women’s Law Center, A Better Balance and Mehri & Skalet PLLC, and sent to Walmart, details how the company allegedly refused to accommodate the medical needs of a pregnant worker, even after revising its
 
How to cope with difficult co-workers
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Getting along with co-workers mostly means minding your own business, says Geoffrey James, author of Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know. “However, there are some co-workers who need a little ‘handling,’” he said. “It’s not difficult once you’ve spotted the behaviors.”
 
Mortgage rescue fraud crackdown brings state and federal lawsuits
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Although the rate of foreclosures nationwide has subsided, as of April, 694,000 homeowners were still in some form of foreclosure, according to leading market analyst Core Logic. Unfortunately, they are also the targets of businesses charging costly, upfront fees for services that are never provided. On July 23, a coordinated state and federal enforcement
 
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Private school vouchers unconstitutional

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St. Aug’s adds 7 to staff

Danielle Williams will soon need to rent a truck to hold all her awards. The former Johnson C.