10 23 2014
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AARP's First Black CEO Plans Outreach in Black Community

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - Since taking over in April as CEO of AARP, the nation's top advocacy group for people over 50, A. Barry Rand has been asked the same question by reporters, as well as others. They want to know if a quintessential "grey suit" who has been long-known as a change agent in corporate America, and the prolific leader of a Fortune 500 company, can successfully transition into somebody who can lead an advocacy group with nearly 40 million members

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Is This a Good Time to Refinance?

Finance refinancing your home

Interest rates often fall during tough economic times. That's good news for homeowners who would like to shave a few dollars off their monthly mortgage payments. That's because when interest rates fall, it's time to consider refinancing your mortgage loan. If you can find a loan with a lower interest rate, your regular payments will drop. However, refinancing is only a good idea under the right circumstances. The Oregon Society of CPAs offers some advice on deciding whether the time is right. . . .


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Report Finds Economic Depression for People of Color

For people of color in the United States today, there is no economic recession. In fact, non-White households are being hit with a full-blown depression.
That's the conclusion of "State of the Dream 2009: The Silent Depression," the sixth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day report from United for a Fair Economy.
For African Americans in particular, the current financial crisis "equals or exceeds the Great Depression of 1929," the report says. Almost 12 percent are unemployed ...

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