Loan activity from 401(k) plans rising

The majority of the loans are used to make down payments on homes, consolidate high interest credit card debt, buy cars and pay for...

No purchase too small for plastic, survey shows

BY LAUREN ZUMBACH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CHICAGO — Do you roll your eyes in the checkout line when someone pulls out a card to pay for...

Financial planners: More minorities needed in industry

Advisers want Blacks to take more control of  retirement planning BY ERIN E. ARVEDLUND PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Among the country’s big Wall Street firms, senior-level African-Americans...

Cell tower industry tapping into talent pool of ex-offenders

BY ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ CHICAGO TRIBUNE TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CHICAGO — After four years in prison, Antonio Crum tried to start his life anew. He married, focused on...

How theft ring stole drugs from hospital pharmacy

By the time Emory University Hospital Midtown reported its suspicions to law enforcement in 2013, some 2 million doses of opiates and other addictive...

Gap being bridged between medical and mental health care

Partnerships improving patients’ overall health, reducing costs BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Even on her worst days, Tracy Young goes to her appointments at...

Perseverance, skill credited for historic growth in Black female entrepreneurship

BY EDNA KANE-WILLIAMS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Given the pioneering success of Madam C. J. Walker, America’s first self-made Black woman millionaire, people wanted to know...

Study: Blacks participating more in stock investing

Over half of African-American investors surveyed by Ariel said workplace plans were the most important reason for becoming an investor. BY GAIL MARKSJARVIS CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) Long...

Personal Loans 101

Choosing the right tools to meet your financial goals From Family Features If you happen to find yourself in a tight spot, borrowing money  can help...

Is $3.1 billion enough?

Scott’s deal with Seminoles under review BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Far from a sure bet, Gov. Rick Scott’s $3.1 billion gambling...

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