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For-profit colleges deliver more debt than degrees
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Weeks before the U.S. Department of Education announces a new rule governing career education programs, the Center for Responsible Lending has released research that finds high-cost, for-profit colleges make millions each year by targeting minority students. While these college profits are generated largely from taxpayer funding, their students incur heavy
 
Inspiring self-love and confidence to girls
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Akilah C. Thompson’s “aha” moment dawned on her in the unlikeliest of places. During a month-long stay in Hyderabad, India, the entrepreneur and motivational speaker said she found her true calling. That calling, she said, is to inspire others to accomplish their dreams. Thompson, 31, is one of a growing number of young professionals who
 
Black consumers still left behind in recovering mortgage market
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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, commonly referred to as HMDA. Nationwide, mortgage lenders are required to report a wealth of data on mortgage applications, originations and denials. These public data also
 
Family diner transforms Durham’s roughest corner
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
DURHAM – When Joe Bushfan decided to leave his glamorous job as a celebrity bodyguard in order to sell hot dogs in one of Durham’s roughest areas, his family thought he was crazy. “My wife thought I was crazy; my kids thought I was crazy … my dad thought I was crazy, too,” Bushfan said. “I went from making almost $3,000
 
BUSINESS BRIEFS
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
PARADE HOMES Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties presents its Parade of Homes Oct. 17-19 from noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.hbadoc.com. BWIB Black Women in Business is hosting a workshop in October. Register at www.bwib-nc.com. • Oct. 23, 6 p.m. – Hope Valley Diner, 3710 Shannon Road: Michelle Lewis Reeves will
 
Change your attitude about money
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
It’s no secret that African-Americans face unique challenges to their financial security that are unlike those of white households. An estimated 42 percent of black households use credit for basic expenses such as rent, groceries and utilities, according to The Challenge of Credit Card Debt for the African American Middle Class. Moreover, 99 percent
 
Want to make six figures?
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
RALEIGH – If you're looking to boost your bottom line in 2015, a new report from the financial recruitment firm Robert Half International says the answer for some could be a career change. Compared to other job sectors, technology careers in particular are paying big dividends. The report projects an increase of nearly 6 percent in starting salaries
 
Take that internship seriously
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Understanding the importance of an internship can be far more beneficial than you know. It typically serves as your first real-life introduction to the field of your choice. It also serves as a company’s first introduction to you. It is not enough to simply land an internship to list on your resume. You must take it for all that it is: an opportunity
 
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