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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Scrutinized

Some have argued that the bureau, which supervises banks, credit unions and other fiscal companies while tasked with enforcing consumer financial laws, hasn't done its job in protecting American citizens.

Student Financial Aid Understanding the FAFSA

Who is eligible for federal financial aid? Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial aid, including low-interest Federal Stafford and/or parent PLUS loans, regardless of income or circumstances.

What is Investing?

One method often used to achieve financial security is to have your money work for you. I am talking about investing.

Congresswoman Seeks Changes in Credit Reporting

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, has proposed an overhaul of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Business Mogul Comer Cottrell Remembered as Unselfish Pioneer

Friends and colleagues remembered renowned business magnate and philanthropist Comer Joseph Cottrell Jr. as a crafty and pioneering innovator who wouldn't hesitate to assist fellow black businessmen.

Georgetown Professor, Partners Launch Government Relations and Business Advisory Firm

It's taken a year for Everett Bellamy, an assistant dean at the Georgetown University Law Center for the past 30 years, to see his dream of operating a global consulting firm come to fruition.

Minimum Wage in P.G. County Set for Increase by 2017

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker praised the county council for approving legislation that will increase the county's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Slavery in the Nation's Capital

Washington, D.C., has always been a mecca for Blacks. But the nation's capital has always had a complicated past and ideals that ran on parallel tracks.

Corinthian Colleges Told to Pay Up

A college education is supposed to open the doors to lifelong careers and entry into America's middle class. Yet students who enrolled at one of the more than 100 Corinthian College campuses across the country had college experiences characterized by ...

October is National Special Needs Law Month

Those who are the most vulnerable need support and careful consideration and strategic planning for long-term care.

White House Announces $450M of Grants for Job Training

Vice President Joseph R. Biden announced Monday that $450 million in federal grants have been awarded to community colleges working to better train job seekers.

Nielsen, Essence Partner for Black Consumer Report

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights, and ESSENCE, the top media company dedicated to African-American women, released Thursday a joint study — "Powerful. Growing. Influential. The African-American Consumer 2014 Report" — that aims to uncover what matters ...

Black Auto Buyers Get a Raw Deal

After most automobile purchases, many consumers wonder whether the deal they signed was a fair one. Black consumers too often get a raw deal rather than a fair one because black borrowers and other consumers of color pay more for ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Let's Have a Black Renaissance

How can Blacks gain economic parity in America? The answer is so simple that no one ever suggests reparations as a remedy for what ails Blacks.

Small Business Owners Slam D.C. Mayor Gray

A few dozen vocal business owners stood on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building on Tuesday to demonstrate their displeasure with the Gray administration for not spending the full amount of money set aside for local, small and ...