THEGRIO AND CNBC MARKET UPDATE: 05/17/14

theGRIO REPORT -- Investors received bullish signals on the economy last week. Small business optimism soared in April to its highest level in six years as companies plan to hire.

THE GRIO AND CNBC MARKET UPDATE

VIDEO - Consumer Prices edged up in March due to higher food prices, and new claims for jobless benefits rose by 2,000 to 304,000, near a 7 year low...

GRIO AND CNBC MARKET UPDATE

theGRIO VIDEO - Economic data was top of mind for investors last week. The economy grew by 2.4 percent during the 4th quarter, much slower than expected..

WILL MARKET SELL-OFF SCARE INVESTORS?

theGRIO REPORT - More Americans may want to stash cash under their mattress instead of invest in the stock market, that’s according to a recent Gallup poll conducted in early January...

CNBC AND THE GRIO MARKET UPDATE

VIDEO - It's an abbreviated trading week with the New Year holiday. However, investors expect data on housing, manufacturing and auto sales....

GRIO AND CNBC MARKET UPDATE

VIDEO - The FED announced it will start to scale down its bond buying program used to help stimulate the economy starting in January as the economy improves...

AGENCY: WAL-MART VIOLATED EMPLOYEE RIGHTS

theGRIO REPORT - The federal agency found that Wal-Mart unlawfully threatened employees on television last year if they engaged in strikes and protests on November 22, 2012...

Black businesswomen vie for a seat at the tech table

theGRIO REPORT - According to the National Center for Women & Information Technology, women comprised 25 percent of computing occupations in 2009. When broken down by race, African-American and Hispanic women comprised 2 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively...