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.

Time Warner Cable and CBS reach deal to end blackout

Time Warner Cable and CBS have reached an agreement to end a month-long blackout and restore CBS programming to about 3 million viewers.

What’s your policy?

Most people who volunteer with nonprofits are ethical and deeply committed to the organizations and institutions they serve. But sometimes in the midst of doing good there may be a tendency to sidestep best practices that build credibility.

Black workers to meet, rally

The Los Angeles Black Worker Center is planning a series of events Sept. 6-7 designed to shine a spotlight on the job crisis for African American workers in the city.

Credit card debt falls to $850 billion, delinquencies lowest since 1994

In a recent report to Congress, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System shared the progress accomplished in lowering the nation’s credit card debt. By the end of 2012, cardholder debt was lowered to $850 billion, a significant ...

Fashion on Wheels: rolling along for 40 years

Any business owner worth his or her salt knows that—especially in bad economic times—one may have to make hard decisions for the success of their business. Catherine Taylor, owner of Fashion on Wheels, is no different.

UPS cuts insurance to 15,000 spouses, blames Obamacare

United Parcel Service is planning to drop 15,000 workers’ spouses from its health insurance plan, citing higher costs due to Obamacare.