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Overdraft Fees Drain Dollars Available to Consumers

as the use of debit cards have replaced most cash purchases, the "service" of overdraft protection has become a drain of available cash for consumers and a major source of revenue for banks.

The Lessons of My Father's Estate Plan

In my last article I shared about the lessons learned from the passing of my mother last month. My father read it and asked if I was going to write about what I learned in working with him. I thought ...

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Africans Come to America

As he winds through his second term with high "disapproval" numbers, Blacks are the only people President Barack Obama can turn to.

Operation HOPE Educates Community on Money Management

Hundreds gathered at a local bank branch in Northwest last Wednesday to hear about a unique partnership between a financial institution and one of the nation's most successful nonprofit organizations.

Eleanor Holmes Norton Among Commerce Honorees

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and former SBA Deputy Administrator Marie C. Johns will be among the honorees at this year's Chamber of Commerce Awards gala.

NAACP Backs Obama's Executive Order on Fair Work Practices

While GOP conservatives have blasted President Obama for issuing executive orders, the NAACP praised the president Friday for an order he signed last week to improve working conditions for those employed by federal contractors.

Workforce Thrives with Older Americans: D.C. Office on Aging Encourages Candidates to Apply

In this featured column, I would like to profile Mr. Shelton Roseboro, one of the District’s most amazing citizens who has benefited from the District of Columbia Office on Aging’s programs and services.

D.C. Hiring Initiative Puts Residents to Work, Gray Says

Mayor Vincent Gray announced recently that his "One City, One Hire" initiative has exceeded its goal of helping 10,000 unemployed District residents find jobs.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

A version of the iconic slogan "A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste" is playing out in the court of public opinion and it's a huge debacle.

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 ...