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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.
theGRIO REPORT - CNBC Market Look Ahead
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...
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..
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...
VIDEO - It's an abbreviated trading week with the New Year holiday. However, investors expect data on housing, manufacturing and auto sales....
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...
theGRIO REPORT - With less than a month to go before Christmas consumers are being bombarded with advertisements and promotions...
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...
CNBC - The jobs report was top of mind for investors last week...
theGRIO REPORT - As Barneys and Macy’s investigate these allegations their brands may be tarnished, especially with black luxury shoppers...
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...
CNBC - Last week investors cheered the end of the government shutdown with the S&P 500 reaching a new record high...
VIDEO - Last week investors closely monitored the gridlock in Washington which led to a government shut down...
theGRIO REPORT - Many small businesses are also government contractors; therefore, they will feel the impact from delayed loans and work stoppage...
theGRIO REPORT - Overall, Americans are starting to recover from the Great Recession and it is possible many people do not feel the sting of living paycheck...
theGRIO REPORT - Mobility plays a role in employment. African-Americans tend to live in more segregated communities and located further away from the areas experiencing the most jobs growth...
theGRIO REPORT - As we commemorate this historic day, theGrio spoke to experts on jobs, poverty, housing and wealth to provide a status report and ideas to tackle major issues facing the nation today...
theGRIO REPORT - Here are key components of the economy since 2005, and what they mean -- particularly for the black community...
theGRIO REPORT - Black consumers are wielding power and influence in the marketplace like never before. All while spending their way to a major milestone...