Stocks take a big dive, but Twitter surges

Most stocks finished in the red Thursday, but the one that everyone had their eye on closed firmly in green. Shares of Twitter surged in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange.

Dole Food Co. stockholders approve merger

Dole Food Co. stockholders today approved a merger agreement under which Chairman and CEO David H. Murdock will acquire the 60.5 percent of the company’s outstanding common stock that he and his affiliates do not already own for $13.50 per ...

The time has come

The Affordable Care Act is here. Knowing that nonprofits play a key role in connecting people to services, we asked a few questions of Dr. Clarence Davis, medical director, government business with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.

CicLAvia boosted sales for businesses along route, UCLA research shows

Businesses along the June 2013 CicLAvia route experienced a 10 percent bump in sales on the day of the event, a new study from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has found.

New York firms purchases 49 percent stake in California One

A New York City-based private equity real estate firm announced today that it has bought a 49 percent stake in the 42-story California One tower in downtown Los Angeles for $295 million.

Rite Aid Corp. to pay more than $12 million to settle lawsuit

Rite Aid Corp. was ordered today to pay more than $12.3 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged employees at about 600 California stores unlawfully handled and disposed of hazardous materials, such as bleaches and pesticides, Los Angeles County District ...

High demand for apartments expected to push rents for the next two years

Demand for Southern California apartments is expected to keep rents rising for two more years, according to a study released today by USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate.

Fresh and Easy sold

Fresh and Easy, the local chain of small grocery stores created by United Kingdom food giant Tesco that began with such promise in 2007, announced early last week that three-quarters of its 200 locations are being sold to the investment ...

African American consumers remain strong supporters of Dodd-Frank

A recent consumer survey shows that support for financial regulation including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is strong.

Encouraged and optimistic: African American philanthropy and museums

Self-empowerment is one among many strategies people of African descent have employed to ensure our survival in the New World.

Black unemployment inches up

Despite a Bureau of Labor Statistics report that the national unemployment rate remained basically the same, (at 7.3 percent for August compared to 7.4 in July) and that 169,000 non-farm, private sector jobs were added to the economy, the percentage ...

HIV/AIDS awareness workshops, education and more planned for West Coast Expo

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health institute of the United States operating under the Department of Health and Human Services and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

Yucaipa Cos. to purchase Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market's

The equity firm controlled by billionaire Ron Burkle announced today it is buying Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market from U.K.-based Tesco, but terms of the deal were not released.

SBA partners with Microsoft

The newest resource to help small business owners more efficiently use technology to run their companies is the online course, The Business Technology Simplified series.

How will you fund your strategic plan?

Strategic planning is the process that drives the work of many nonprofit organizations and institutions.