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Blackonomics: A.G. Gaston: Find a Need and Fill It

One of the greatest entrepreneurs in this nation, Arthur George Gaston, offered these wise words of advice to prospective business owners: “Find a need and fill it.”

New video game consoles face changed landscape

The last time Sony and Microsoft came out with new video game consoles, there was no iPad, the iPhone was months away and "FarmVille" and "Angry Birds" had yet to be conjured up.

Google, Microsoft Move to Block Child Porn

Google and Microsoft are teaming up to try to rid the internet of child pornography.

US consumer spending slows to 0.2 percent gain

U.S. consumers slowed their spending in September, even as overall income grew at solid pace for the second straight month.

Personal Finance: Private Student Loans No Better than Using a Credit Card for College

An analysis of the recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Student Loan Ombudsman report concluded that private student loans (PSLs) are a risky and high-cost method to pay for a college education.

Men Aren't Pulling Their Weight at Home

Despite gains for working women over the last few decades, two basic facts remain true: Men still work longer hours in a paid profession, and women do more of the cooking, cleaning and child-rearing at home.

Time Warner Cable lost 300,000 subscribers amid CBS blackout

The war hit customers Aug. 2, when the cable provider pulled CBS stations off the air in several cities. That affected three million customers in cities where CBS owns the affiliate stations that carry the network.

Fake Dr. Dre's Beats Headphones Bonanza

Three weeks ago, hip-hop star Andre Young -- better known as Dr. Dre -- made news as his Beats Electronics line, a maker of premium headphones, was valued at more than $1 billion thanks to an investment from the Carlyle ...

Apple passes Coke as world's 'top brand'

Move over, Coke. It looks like Apple is the real thing.

Bank of America Fined $2 million For Race Discrimination

Bank of America has been fined $2.2 million for discriminating against black job candidates over two decades.

Meet The Russells: The Hall of Fame Family of Atlanta

Builder Herman J. Russell, Sr. felt like the proudest father in Georgia as he watched his three adult children H. Jerome Russell, Michael Russell and Donata Russell Major being inducted into the Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of ...

Credit Score Killers

Your credit score can make or break your financial future.

Housing Groups Call for Widespread Renovations $2 Million Effort Launched to Re-Build Neighborhoods

A spectrum of housing groups have called for the purchase and renovation of 7,500 homes in metro Atlanta over the next five years to help rebuild Atlanta neighborhoods in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. Achieving that would create jobs, ...

Can Black-Owned Franchises Help Narrow the Wealth Gap?

Growing up, all Ronald Smothers ever wanted was to own his own business. In the mid-’70s, armed with a degree from UCLA, he chose a career in franchise restaurants, opening a Burger King in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw neighborhood. He saw ...

The Price Is Right?: City leaders weigh pros, cons of $1 billion stadium project

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stood before what he considers a local press corps that’s adversarial Tuesday at City Hall and diffused the tension in an alcove outside his office with humor.