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D.C.'s Minority Contractors Come Out in Support of Corizon

A coalition of minority business owners, and others with an interest in the issue, began a full-court press on members of the D.C. Council Tuesday morning.

D.C. Expands Summer Youth Employment Program

D.C.'s summer youth employment program founded by Marion Barry will expand this summer to include residents as old as 24, the city announced Monday.

Are Banks' Account Overdraft Fees Taxing Your Student?

It's an encouraging sign that an increasing number of students are completing high school and then enrolling in college. But it's a bad thing when student bank accounts come with abusive overdraft fees and place their financial aid at risk.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Minority Set-Asides

What happened to the momentum that Blacks in the Washington area had that made them the wealthiest concentration of Blacks in the nation?

Special-Needs Trust Planning

When we have a family member with special needs, we have an additional responsibility in planning for the future needs.

Obama, Federal Lawmakers Join Fight Against Payday Loans

When an increasing number of Americans are striving to keep their financial houses in order, eliminating predatory lending is making news.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Starbucks' 'Race Together' Project

Racial inequality is not a topic mainstream Americans are readily willing to discuss.

Three Find Business Together Enriching

Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport have come up with a line of organic body and skin products that prides itself on being health conscious and environmentally friendly.

Exelon, Pepco Merger Moves Forward

Despite pushback last year from residents and community leaders opposed to the creation of a "monopoly power company" in the D.C. region, the Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings recently moved forward on an agreement with Montgomery and Prince George's ...

MGM National Harbor Marks Employment Milestone

With still more than a year before it opens, MGM National Harbor probably has local residents feeling as though they've hit the jackpot.

Prince George's Council Member to Host Breakfast for Business Sector

Prince George's County Council member Todd Turner (D-District 4) will host a business breakfast briefing this week to connect county officials with Bowie Business Innovation Center companies currently engaged in the creation of new businesses.

Prepaid Cards Lack Financial Protection for 93M Consumers

When it comes to financial services, many consumers are surprised by the range of fees attached to their transactions. From mortgages to checking accounts, credit cards and more, regulations for these products establish the ‘rules of the road ’for consumers ...

Nielsen's Multicultural 'Super Consumer' Report Highlights Market Opportunities

With multicultural consumer spending in the United States today at $3.4 trillion, this "super consumer" group has tremendous impact on U.S. mainstream culture, according to a Nielsen report released Thursday.

Wal-Marts Have Positive Impact on D.C. Economy: Report

A new report on Wal-Mart's impact on D.C.'s economy shows positive results in the areas of jobs, tax revenue and consumer savings.

Safeway Exec Craig Muckle Honored by Washington Business Journal

Safeway executive Craig Muckle was honored late last month by the Washington Business Journal with the publication's Minority Business Leader Award.