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Port of New Orleans will cater to Cuba as trade rules ease

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Nearly two years ago, President Barack Obama announced that relations with Cuba would be normalized. A 1962 trade embargo remains

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Civil rights leaders and lawmakers say court is wrong to weaken CFPB

By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer After returning billions of dollars in restitution that helped more than 25 million consumers plagued with financial struggles, the Consumer

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U.S. Labor Department: States are failing injured workers
By Michael Grabell ProPublica A U.S. Department of Labor report released today details the bleak fate facing the nation’s injured workers, noting that those hurt on the job are at “great risk ...
Congressional Black Caucus members join House colleagues in call for strong payday rule
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer Within days of the October 7 deadline for public comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed payday rule, 104 Members of Congress from 32 states, the ...
Louisiana’s floods attract more GoFundMe money than any disaster
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer You may have heard flooded, south-central Louisiana residents say their plight would get more attention if the storm that struck them in mid-August had been named. That ...
For-profit Colleges: Valuing profits before student achievement
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer ( — Higher education is supposed to be about opening doors to a promising future. Fortified by training, skills and credentials, a personal pathway to the middle ...
Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt black workers
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade agreement being vigorously pushed for passage by President Barack Obama before he leaves office, would hurt non-college educated black ...
Companies can’t set own rules for injured workers
By Michael Grabell ProPublica A national campaign to rewrite state laws and allow businesses to decide how to care for their injured workers suffered a significant setback last Tuesday when the Oklahoma ...
Consumer Financial Agency wins court case against CashCall
By Charlene Crowell Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The fight for fair lending got a big boost on August 31 when a federal court rejected a payday loan collector’s attempt to ...
Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August
By Freddie Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from ...

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