Wells Fargo to lend $100 billion to small businesses by 2018

By Deepak Chitnis Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from New America Media) — Wells Fargo has officially launched its newest initiative geared specifically at

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College-educated Blacks have harder times than whites finding jobs

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) —Blacks with college degrees continue to fare worse than college-educated whites in the labor market, according to

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Darden Restaurants claws out of Red Lobster
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The North Star News & Analysis) – Darden Restaurants Inc., which is led by Clarence Otis Jr. announced on Friday that it has signed ...
Louisiana ranks in top 10 for first quarter clean energy jobs
By April Siese Contributing Writer Louisiana ranks in the top ten of clean energy job announcements for the first quarter of the year, according to a recent report put out by Environmental ...
N.O. awaits boost in economy from Chaquita’s relocating
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Chiquita International Brands plans to move import and export activities back to New Orleans after leaving the city 40 years ago for Gulfport. Last week, Louisiana Economic ...
The difficult math of inequality
By William Spriggs Guest Columnist Thousands of fast-food workers took to the streets this week, staging strikes in protest over their low pay. In states where the minimum wage has not been ...
AARP names Jo Ann Jenkins as its CEO
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – AARP Inc.’s 22-member board of directors announced on Wednesday that it has selected Jo Ann Jenkins as its ...
Black unemployment dips to five-year low
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to 11.6 percent in April, the lowest mark since President Barack Obama took his office in January 2009, ...
Fracking plan creates water worries in St. Tammany
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer St. Tammany Councilman Jacob Groby, III says drinking water could be threatened if Helis Oil & Gas Co., LLC is allowed to hydraulically fracture 960 acres ...
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Jewel of Treme ready to take center stage in community
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Before New Orleans native Phyllis Montana- LeBlanc was featured in the (HBO’s) “When the Levees Broke” or the series “Tremé,” many of her first movie memories took ...

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