$36 billion may be low estimate for growing elder fraud

By Kelli B. Grant Contributing Writer (Special from CNBC/New America Media) – Fraud is becoming a bigger threat to your retirement security — even if

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Development and disasters — A deadly combination well beyond Houston

By Andrew Revkin ProPublica The consequences of Houston’s historic inundation, in deaths and dollars, are nowhere near fully tallied. Indeed, the economic costs — which

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Port of New Orleans wants to clean up its brownfields
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Polluted sites with vacant or falling structures along the Industrial Canal, including one in New Orleans East and others in the Florida Avenue Turning Basin in the ...
Deepwater Horizon clean up
Southeast governors unite against offshore drilling
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has joined with the other governors of Southeastern states targeted for offshore drilling and said he opposes ...
Aerial view of the Southshore Harbor where Tipitina's proposed complex will be located.
New Orleans East is capitalizing on water, music and views
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer A revival on the New Orleans East waterfront is rippling from the Lakefront Airport and a nearby complex planned by Tipitina’s owners Roland and Mary von Kurnatowski ...
President Obama’s policies still drive economic growth
By Lauren Victoria Burke Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) – In May of 2017, the Black unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 17 years: 7.5 percent. Then, in June, the jobless rate ...
Ben Carson, HUD Secty., visits former N.O. housing developments
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Brain surgeon-turned-Trump administration head of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson, toured two of New Orleans’ revamped housing project developments last Tuesday, along with ...
Report: The changing workplace presents both an opportunity and a risk for Blacks
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington D.C.-based think tank for Black elected officials, recently released a report ...
Amazon/Whole Foods deal concerns CBC
(Special from NorthstarNews Today) — Online retailer’s agreement to buy Whole Foods Market, the upscale grocery chain, for $13.4 billion has some members of the Congressional Black Caucus concerned ...
Student loan complaints up a record 325 percent over last year, says CFPB
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer As students and their families begin preparing for another school year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is reporting a record increase over the past year in ...

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