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Black unemployment was 7.7 percent in January

(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The nation’s nonfarm businesses added 227,000 jobs in January, President Barack Obama’s last month in office of his eight-year term,

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New data undermine oil and gas industry’s pipeline safety claims

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — In the debate over construction of new oil and gas pipelines, industry representatives have long

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Labor hire could signal clash between Trump and construction unions
By Justin Elliott ProPublica Last month, President Donald Trump hosted the chiefs of several building trades unions at the White House in a meeting notable for how friendly it was given ...
Black-owned Seaway Bank fails
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Seaway Bank and Trust Co., once one of the nation’s largest Black-owned banks based on assets, went into receivership and has been taken over by ...
Green Dot purchases Simmons’ RushCard in megadeal
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Every American needs a RushCard — or Green Dot. That’s the mantra of RushCard founder and business mogul Russell Simmons, who together with ...
How to protect your digital privacy in the era of public shaming
By Julia Angwin ProPublica Every January, I do a digital tune-up, cleaning up my privacy settings, updating my software and generally trying to upgrade my security. This year, the task feels particularly ...
Why Trump’s meetings with CEOs seeking mergers trouble observers
By Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger ProPublica When the CEOs of Monsanto and Bayer met now-President Donald Trump earlier this month, eager for a nod of assent for their controversial merger into ...
Video visits lead troubling trend in prison technology
By Eric Easter Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) — You may have seen the commercials during Sunday football games. A little girl doing her homework and being coached through it by a ...
Critics believe Florida Ave. roadway would help St. Bernard at the expense of the 9th Ward
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A Florida Avenue road project, conceived before Katrina, will bring hardship to the Ninth Ward and adjacent areas of New Orleans, while helping neighboring St. Bernard Parish, ...
How Trump could kill a plan to get you overtime pay
By Justin Elliott ProPublica Donald Trump ran for president as the billionaire who would champion working people. As the president-elect put it in one of the major economic speeches of his campaign: “Too ...

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