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Online companies opening brick-and-mortar stores as retail giants shrink

Online companies opening brick-and-mortar stores as retail giants shrink

BY SUZETTE PARMLEY PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE They’re the switch hitters of retail — players with a growing presence on the other side of the selling field. Online juggernaut Amazon.com opened its first brick-and-mortar store in November in Seattle. Around the same time, retail heavyweight Macy’s announced it was shutting nearly 40 stores this […]

How would a Trump presidency affect  the stock market?

How would a Trump presidency affect the stock market?

BY JAMES F. PELTZ LOS ANGELES TIMES (TNS) What would President Trump mean for the stock market? Once a far-fetched notion, the question is becoming serious business for investors now that Donald Trump is the front-runner for the Republic nomination. Trump’s bid “is becoming increasingly legitimate” on Wall Street, said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist […]

Young author wants to inspire kids to read more, stay healthy

Young author wants to inspire kids to read more, stay healthy

BY ANDREAS BUTLER SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Sulaiman “Sully’’ Jackson is an 11-year-old author, pianist, ceramicist and entrepreneur. Earlier this year, he published his first book, “Mr. PC vs The Incredible Veggie-Boys,’’ which is available at www.lulu.com/veggieboys for $9.99. “I just wanted to see my work published. I am very excited about it,” Sully […]

‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur to speak at Daytona State

‘Shark Tank’ entrepreneur to speak at Daytona State

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Chris Gilpin, a 2002 Daytona State College graduate who turned a $1 winning lottery ticket into a thriving tech startup, will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, April 12, during the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College. The free […]

Black in exclusive club of Rolls-Royce dealers

Black in exclusive club of Rolls-Royce dealers

Leap of faith led Thomas Moorehead to grand success in auto sales industry BY ERIC EASTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE The first African-American Rolls-Royce car dealer got there through hard work and perseverance, but only after disappointing his family. Thomas Moorehead’s parents thought the key to respectability was a Ph.D. Both teachers, they lived by an […]

Analysts warn against long-term auto loan trend

Analysts warn against long-term auto loan trend

BY RICK POPELY CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) After a year of record new-vehicle sales, automakers, dealers, and the banks and finance companies that issue car loans are jubilantly exchanging high-fives. Analysts list several reasons for record sales of 17.5 million vehicles in 2015, including an improving economy and job market, low interest rates, cheap gas and […]

Bethune-Cookman alumna finding success with innovative ‘Purse Props’

Bethune-Cookman alumna finding success with innovative ‘Purse Props’

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES Some women call them “handbags’’ while older generations prefer the more dated moniker, “pocketbooks.’’ The more fashionable millennial term is is a “purse,” and for as long as they have collectively crowded church pews, claimed their own movie theater chair or longed for public bathroom hooks to hang upon, the […]

Businessmen make strategic deposit into Black-owned bank

Businessmen make strategic deposit into Black-owned bank

BY HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE In a strategic effort to continue the movement of “Black-on-Black economics” – circulating dollars in the Black community to every extent possible – a group of Black male entrepreneurs led by the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. (USBC) has opened accounts with the D.C.-based Black-owned Industrial Bank. “In […]

Prepaid debit card companies aim to replace bank accounts

Prepaid debit card companies aim to replace bank accounts

BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LO ANGELES TIMES (TNS) When Steve Streit conceived the prepaid debit card, he had something very specific in mind: a way to let kids spend money online without using a parent’s credit card. He didn’t imagine that 16 years later the cards would be used by tens of millions of lower-income […]

Simmons halts fees, hires extra help after RushCard glitch

Simmons halts fees, hires extra help after RushCard glitch

BY STACY M. BROWN NNPA NEWS SERVICE Russell Simmons hasn’t slept much since news broke in mid-October that users of his RushCard couldn’t access their own money and were locked out of their accounts, due to a computer glitch, leaving some unable to make rent payments, pay utility bills or buy groceries for their families. […]

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