Rising Consumer Costs Outpace Modest Social Security Increases

Millions of retired Americans who rely on Social Security benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments beginning in January, federal officials announced Wednesday.

Central State U. Honors Businessman Joshua Smith

Central State University has renamed its Center for Education and Natural Sciences to honor alumnus Joshua I. Smith, a business executive and philanthropist.

L'Oréal to Acquire Carol's Daughter

L'Oréal USA has reached a deal to acquire Carol's Daughter, the beauty-products titan announced Monday.

CBC Chair: Time Warner Layoffs will Hamper Diversity at CNN

Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge said plans by Time Warner Cable for significant layoffs will have a huge effect on diversity at CNN, Time Warner's flagship news organization.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Blacks in the Business of Politics

Black Americans are into politics, but only at the retail level as "consumers."

Blacks Still Getting Fewer Home Mortgages

When it comes to assessing the nation's housing industry, one key measure that all housing industry stakeholders take note of is the annual Home Mortgage Disclosure Act report, which is commonly referred to as HMDA.

Gas Prices Will Decrease into November, Experts Predict

Gas prices, which have been steadily dropping across the country, will continue to decrease, according to the website GasBuddy.com.

Henry Smith, Owner of Historic D.C. Soul Food Restaurant, Dies at 73

Henry E. Smith, the District's legendary "King of Soul Food," died Oct. 10 at the age of 73.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Honors Events DC Board Member

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored Events DC board member Jay Haddock Ortiz's contributions to the District of Columbia's Latino business community by presenting him with the Chairman's Award at their annual Hispanic Heritage celebration last week.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Reparations and the Redskins

After decades of being overlooked by the media, Native Americans are now being cast into the national spotlight for the wrong reason.

Credit Awareness

African-Americans' use of credit is no different than Whites. What distinguishes African-Americans from others is the fact that what they borrow supersedes significantly what they save.

Mortgage Loan Approval Is Determined By More than a Credit Score

A recent survey by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage revealed that many Americans are fiscally responsible and believe they understand what it takes to get a mortgage loan. However, answers to survey questions show that Americans can benefit from homebuying education.

Getting Your Credit in Shape

Your credit is much like your physical health: the weaker it is, the harder it may be to get fit.

How to Build Good Credit

So what builds good credit?

Momentum Builds to End Payday Loan Debt Trap

For more than a decade, the Center for Responsible Lending has shared research on the predatory nature of payday loans.