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In 4 Years, CFPB Returns $4.6B to 15M Consumers, Yet Public Debate Continues

In celebrating the anniversary, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that $4.6 billion has been returned to 15 million consumers, yet the 113th Congress has continued to propose a series of bills all designed to dilute the bureau's power and ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks and Hospitality

One of the major obstacles to Black economic development is a skewed mentality when it comes to starting businesses.

Payday Lender ACE Cash Express Fined $10M

For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined a major payday lender.

NAACP, Dunkin' Donuts Pair for Diversity Initiative

The NAACP announced Wednesday it has teamed with the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins to create a diversity initiative to increase the number of black-owned franchise businesses nationwide.

P.G. County Council OKs MGM Casino at Harbor

A building plan for a $925 million MGM casino resort at the National Harbor in Prince George's County was approved Monday by the county council.

Gray Lauds Drop in D.C. Unemployment Rate



D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said he is elated about the latest unemployment figures from the Department of Labor that show the city's unemployment rate for June dropped to 7.4 percent, a decrease of 0.1 percentage points from the revised May ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Did Mississippi's Blacks Get Paid?

Are you one of those political yahoos claiming victory for your cause after Mississippi black voters helped Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against insurgent conservative challenger Chris McDaniel?

Take Control of Your Day with a Meaningful 'To-Do' List

Writing a simple daily plan can put you in charge and enable you to be proactive instead of reactive.

Two Groups Announce Plan to Boost Spending Among Blacks

The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) and the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators, and Developers (NABHOOD) are formally partnering to make sure that a significant portion of the $40 billion African Americans spend each year on travel and tourism ...

Black Unemployment Down, But Not Enough, Obama Administration Says

The Department of Labor reported a significant dip in unemployment among blacks, but the rate is still unconscionably high, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said.

Lessons from My Mother's Estate

This month my mother passed away. It was a painful experience, but with most mom experiences, there were lessons that have reinforced my estate planning work.

Gray Welcomes Microsoft to D.C. for Conference

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who has made priority to bring high-tech firms to the city, lauded Microsoft for holding its Worldwide Partner Conference in the District this month.

P.G. County Group Eyes Green Economy

Environmental groups in Prince George's County are seeing green as they hope to raise awareness about a $1 billion plan that would bring thousands of green jobs to the county.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: 'If It Is to Be …' is a Winning Attitude

There are many miles to go and issues to address before America is a "fair and just society." Toward that journey, the black press can be counted on "to voice our true plight."

Barbara Lang Takes Career in Different Direction

After being the face of the DC Chamber of Commerce for the past 11 years, Barbara Lang stepped away from the organization she helped build into an effective and powerful advocate for businesses in the District of Columbia.

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