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Not only are the state licensing rules a barrier to women who want to build a career around creating braids, twists and curls, but it's a barrier to the natural hair movement itself

Getting licensed by the all-white Oregon Board of Cosmetology takes a couple of years, thousands of dollars and involves learning about hairstyling chemicals, heat equipment and more -- practices that natural hair champions never plan to use



'Tompkins was selected from an impressive field of candidates screened by Carrrington & Carrington'

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Highly-respected media and entertainment executive William G. Tompkins, Jr. has been name president and chief executive officer of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, a federation of more than 200 Black-owned publications.



Many UO heroes are making a difference in our world while earning their degrees

Over the past five years, the UO welcomed more underrepresented minority students than ever before



Boanerges Group

'We're going to be able to interact with the community as well as bringing a great impact to this campus and the surrounding neighborhood' —Sharon Maxwell



\"They completely missed the target on this thing," one Republican says of the tax credit

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It seemed like a good idea at the time. But a health insurance tax credit for small businesses, part of President Barack Obama's health care law that gets strong support in public opinion polls, has turned out to be a disappointment.



Leader of Simon Property last year took home $137 million

WASHINGTON (AP) -- David Simon of Simon Property received a pay package worth more than $137 million for last year, and the typical CEO took home $9.6 million, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.



Just for U program aims to help shoppers access deals on items they buy the most

To make grocery shopping easier and provide great savings, Safeway recently launched the Just for U program in the company's Oregon and Washington divisions. Just for U is the first online and mobile shopping tool of its kind, giving shoppers an easier way to save on groceries. Itdeliverstargeted savings directly to a customer's Safeway Club Card. Shoppers can save when and where it's most convenient for them by signing up for free online at Safeway.com or accessing Just for U through the new Safeway Mobile App for iPhone or Android.



Vehicle of the Week

On the road, this luxury sedan is engineered to grip the road with full-function traction control and responsive maneuverability.



$4 million infusion will help more locations set up wireless equipment that can be used with program's debit cards

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The federal government is spending $4 million to help hook up farmers and low-income customers.



Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all start down; giant bank reported $2 billion loss after market closed Thursday

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks opened lower Friday, led by a sell-off in financial shares after banking giant JPMorgan said it would suffer a $2 billion trading loss.


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