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High, clogged river snarls vessels, bogs down world’s top trade artery

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Heavy Midwest rain sent sediment and debris down the Mississippi River this winter, clogging the lower channel and raising the

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Report: Humans to lose 5 million jobs to robots by 2020

By Agnes Constance Contributing Writer (Special from Asian Journal and New America Media) – By the year 2020, humans are expected to lose a net

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Foreclosure crisis lingers in the Black community
By Avis Thomas Lester Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) – Affluence is no antidote to foreclosure. In Prince George’s County, Maryland — one of the United States’ wealthiest majority-Black jurisdictions — the ...
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Banks make billions off of unfair overdraft practices
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA) — Fees deducted from millions of consumer checking accounts are making legal and financial news in early 2016. Banks are reaping billions of dollars ...
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Union concerned that fire dispatchers will get shorted in consolidation
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s plan, in the works for four years, to consolidate the city’s 911 operations under a single agency is one step closer to implementation following ...
Hopes of ‘Africa Rising’ beset by global downturns
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) – This was the year African economies were poised to rise and invest some of their new-found capital in ...
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(Special from NorthStar News Today) — The nation’s nonfarm payroll employment added 292,000 jobs in December, resulting in a dramatic drop in unemployment for black men and Black women.
Blacks are the most victimized by consumer fraud
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Dorothy Pruitt, a 65-year-old African-American woman, said she paid $85,118.03 to Mark Steven Diamond, a Chicago area home repairman ...
Abusive debt collectors target Black consumers
By Charlene Crowell NNPA News Wire Columnist An old adage teaches that one man’s pain is another’s gain. That adage is a truism when it comes to the debt collection industry. According to ...
At Capital One, easy credit and abundant lawsuits
By Paul Kiel ProPublica Editor’s Note: This story was co-published with The Daily Beast. Several years ago, Capital One gave Oscar Parsons, 46, his first credit card. At the time, he didn’t ...

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