Business

Companies owned by black men declined, but sales increased

By Frederick H. Lowe The number of black-male owned businesses with employees declined between 2007, the beginning of the Great Recession, and 2012, the end of it, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Center for Global Policy Solutions in Washington D.C. The study, titled “The Color of Entrepreneurship: Why the Racial Gap Among Firms Cost the U.S.[Read More…]

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Hyundai appoints Erwin Raphael to General Manager of Genesis USA

(TriceEdneyWire.com) — Hyundai Motor America president and chief executive officer David L. Zuchowski has announced the appointment of Erwin Raphael as General Manager for Genesis USA. Hyundai’s worldwide Vice-Chairman Chung Eui-Sun, announced late last year that the company would be launching Genesis globally as an independent luxury brand of Hyundai. Industry insiders expect Genesis will be heavy competition for Lexus,[Read More…]

Uganda’s solar-powered bus is a ticket to ride

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com)  — The Ugandan-based manufacturer of a solar-powered bus recently showed off its creation in the landlocked East African country. The bus is powered by the sun.  Uganda is located near the equator and it has nearly perfect sunny weather year round. Temperatures rarely rise above 84 degrees Fahrenheit.[Read More…]

El Chapo captured and actor/journalist Sean Penn lives

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   by Frederick H. Lowe Nearly 100 working journalists have been either murdered or disappeared for writing about El Chapo and Mexico’s drug trade by Frederick H. Lowe Joaquin ” El Chapo” Guzman Loera, Mexico’s drug lord, probably will[Read More…]

Glum Start to 2016 for AmEx’s Chenault

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   By Burney Simpson It was not a Happy New Year for Kenneth Chenault, the CEO and Chairman of American Express Co. and one of the most powerful African Americans in the global financial industry. Investment firm Fidelity Investments[Read More…]

Lower gas prices will be under the Christmas tree

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   by Frederick H. Lowe As families prepare to make those long drives to celebrate Christmas with their parents and grandparents, they will have another reason to be happy, according to Triple AAA. That’s because a gallon of regular[Read More…]

U. S. chemical contaminator eyes Africa for profit windfall

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (TriceEdneyWire.com)  – The Michigan-based Dow Chemical Co. has renewed its plans to increase sales of industrial products in sub-Saharan Africa while earning greater profits. “Dow is[Read More…]

Black and Hispanic Newspaper Publishers Form National Advertising Task Force

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The National Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Publishers have announced the formation of a National Advertising Task Force to educate[Read More…]

Black executive Brett Hart is now piloting United Airlines

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Frederick H. Lowe United Continental Holdings, Inc., parent company of United Airlines, has named Brett J. Hart, United’s interim CEO, replacing Oscar Munoz who is on medical leave after suffering a heart attack earlier this month.[Read More…]

Oprah is watching her Weight Watchers

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Oprah Winfrey is carrying a lot of weight with Weight Watchers International Inc. Winfrey and Weight Watchers, a New York-based weight loss company, on Monday announced a partnership in which she purchased 10% of the company’s newly[Read More…]