Mexican drug cartels’ stake in the U.S.: One trillion dollars

By Louis Nevaer Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Recent media reports of money laundering activities involving U.S. banks and Mexico’s drug cartels point to a disturbing

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Doctors shortage expected to worsen with surge of new patients

By Akeya Dickson NNPA Washington Correspondent As more people become covered as a result of the Affordable Care Act recently upheld by the United States

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The underemployed are also struggling to survive
By Akeya Dickson Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —The woman selling you lottery tickets at 7–11 could be an engineer with multiple degrees. The guy bagging your groceries may have earned a six-figure ...
Later life ‘encore work’ replaces income, reinvents retirement
By Kay Harvey Contributing Writer Special from MinnPost/New America Media ST. PAUL, Minn. — Bob Hansen is good at reinventing himself. It’s a trait that has enabled him to land paying jobs since ...
Study: Impact of undocumented workers on wages ‘negligible’
(Special to New America Media from Univision News) – Hiring undocumented workers has a ‘negligible’ impact on the wages of documented workers in the same firm, a recent study by ...
SU receives largest legacy gift in university’s history
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports The Southern University System Foundation has received more than $1 million in a gift from the James and Ruth Smith Trust. The ...
Wage War: Employers stealing millions from U.S. workers
By Kathy Mulady Special to New America Media from the Equal Voice Workers nationwide are losing millions of dollars each week to wage theft as their employers, some unscrupulous, others scrambling ...
Women are being left behind in the recovery
By Kat Aaron and Lynne Perri Contributing Writers (Special from New America Media) – A higher percentage of women are unemployed than men, according to numbers released today by Gallup. More than ...
NNPA-Nielsen release Black consumer report as new empowerment tool
By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — By the year 2015, African Americans will be spending $1.1 trillion a year on products and services.
Inside the shadow economy—A growing underworld bazaar
By Andrew Leonard Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: Inside the Shadow Economy is a collaboration between and New America Media. A day laborer waiting on a street corner for a morning’s worth ...

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