A traditional automatic shifter (left), compared to the confusing Fiat Chrysler shifter, shown in a model-year 2015 vehicle, implicated in over 100 crashes (right). Chrysler is no longer producing vehicles with this shifter.

Looks can kill: The deadly results of flawed design

By Lena Groeger ProPublica Earlier this summer, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin was crushed to death when his Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled downhill, pinning him against

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Black farmers continue pressing USDA for justice

By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer ( — For more than two decades, Black farmers have driven tractors to Capitol Hill and walked the halls

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Consumers want action on illegal debt collection
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — If you are one of the 77 million Americans who are hounded each year by debt collectors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking ...
People who speak multiple languages can earn more
By Zach Rinkins Contributing Writer ( — We are not alone. College students and job seekers are competing in an international candidate pool filled with billions of willing and capable people. ...
The Finance Authority of N.O. names new executive director
The Finance Authority of New Orleans (FANO) Board of Trustees recently announced its appointment of Damon Burns to serve as its new Executive Director.
A Renaissance? Black dollars begin pouring into Black banks
By Michael H. Cottman Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) — Baltimore-based attorney Jelani Murrain plans to transfer his hard-earned money to an institution of financial empowerment: A Black-owned bank.
Entergy Louisiana's Ninemile 6 power plant in Westwego
Plans for Entergy’s New Orleans East plant scrutinized
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Entergy New Orleans hopes to build a $216 million, natural-gas fired power plant at Michoud for start-up by 2019. Neighbors, environmentalists and others question the need for ...
Lawmakers propose new limits for seizing workers’ pay over old debts
By Paul Kiel ProPublica For the first time in nearly 50 years, a new federal bill seeks to lower how much lenders and collectors can seize from debtors through the courts, ...
Former Fed vice chairman joins the Alphabet’s board
(Special from NorthStar News Today) –­ Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors under chairman Alan Greenspan, has been appointed to the board ...
Four things you should know before you sign that car loan
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) – It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting ...

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