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In a Tough Economy, Old Stigmas Fall Away
In a Tough Economy | Old Stigmas Fall Away...


Christmas Eve Caps Great Shopping Season
Last minute shoppers make this the most successful retail season since 2007....


In the War on Unemployment, the National Urban League Has a Battle Plan
The Great Recession has battered, bruised and pummeled the nation—but nowhere more so than in urban...


Commentary: Hard Times for Public School
Republican hysteria over budget deficits, on top of the recession, could devastate our educational ...


Income Loss for Blacks More Than Twice That of Whites
Though most Americans have lost household income since the end of the recession, once again, Blacks...


Commentary: For African-Americans, 50 Years of High Unemployment ... and Counting
African-Americans will not be able to conquer poverty or the many problems that stem from poverty w...


49ers Great Ronnie Lott Helping Young People Tackle Finances
The Hall of Fame safety shares his business acumen in a Bronx education program....


American Money: All About the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
This month marks the third anniversary of the enactment of Dodd-Frank, which Congress passed to hel...


American Money: The Economic Origins of Racism
With bold investments in infrastructure, education, health care, public sector jobs, and anti-discr...


Can Being Unemployed Take Years Off Your Life?
Health experts are suggesting that stress from the recession may be widening the Black-white life-e...


January U.S. Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7 Percent
U.S. January US Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7 Percent...


WellPoint Insurance Hike Becomes Target for Obama
INDIANAPOLIS – Health insurer WellPoint blames the Great Recession and rising medical costs f...


2 Million Lose Jobless Benefits as Holidays Arrive
Extended unemployment benefits for nearly 2 million Americans begin to run out Wednesday, cutting o...


Holidays About Survival as Jobless Benefits End
Shawn Slonsky's children know by now not to give him Christmas lists filled with the latest gizmos....


Black Unemployment Dipped Again in May
The Black unem- ployment rate for May was 11.5 percent and the overall unemployment rate was 6.3 pe...


June Black Unemployment at its Lowest Since September 2008
The Black unemployment rate fell again in June from 11.5 percent to 10.7 percent, the lowest since ...


Commentary: African-Americans Benefit Significantly From Minimum Wage Increase
A minimum wage increase boosts minorities' earnings by billions....


Unemployment Benefits Bill Headed to House
A Senate bill to extend unemployment benefits is now in the House's court....


Poll: Hiring Plans Top Layoffs by Most in 12 Years
WASHINGTON – Industry economists say the U.S. economic recovery is gaining strength, with mor...


Obama Turns His Attention to the Economy
President Obama kicks off a three-state tour to push his economic agenda....

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