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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

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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

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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 (TriceEdneyWire.com) — 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 Salon.com and New America Media. A day laborer waiting on a street corner for a morning’s worth ...
African Americans wield considerable consumer power
WASHINGTON, D.C. — African-Americans’ buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015. This growing economic potential presents an opportunity for Fortune 500 companies to examine and further understand ...
Working, but still poor
By Kat Aaron and Lynne Perri Contributing Writers (Special from New America Media) — From the president to Congress to nearly every neighborhood in America, the focus today is on job creation. ...
Report: Black males unable to hold on to middle class
WASHINGTON — According to a new report by Pew’s Economic Mobility Project, a middle-class upbringing does not guarantee the same status as an adult.

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