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By Charlene Crowell ( - It's that time of year again when auto dealers try to make room in their showrooms and lots for next year’s models. The seasonal clearance sales that come right before the holidays are just as tempting as ever, beckoning consumers to get that proverbial ‘new car fever’. But don’t let those shiny new cars blind you from the facts of a major consumer purchase. After ...

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Will Africa’s Richest Man ‘Make America Great Again’?

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the 60 year old Nigerian cement tycoon, has his eye on new investment prospects and is tempted by U.S. opportunities in renewable energy and petrochemicals. “Let’s say that by 2025, I’m looking at (investing) between $20 billion and $50 billion outside Africa. Mind you, we don’t do small things,” said Dangote, who is worth $11.1 billion, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index. Dan ...

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Black wealth 2020: New economic justice movement aims to ‘turbo charge’ Black wealth in America

By Hazel Trice Edney ( - According to the following statistics, the economic condition of America's Black community is in dire straits: A recent study by Harvard University found that homeownership in the Black community stands at only 42.2 percent in the nation's largest metro areas. That's below the Latino-American community, which is at 46 percent and well below the White-American comm ...

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Climate Change Order May Harm NC Economy

 BY STEPHANIE CARSON OF NC NEWS SERVICE HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - The executive order issued by President Trump on Tuesday: rolling back environmental protections with a purported effort to grow the economy, is predicted by some to have the opposite effect in North Carolina. With numerous reports highlighting the potential in the state for wind and solar energy growth, environmental advocates say a reversal of ...

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