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January 2013 Archives

Branding Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Branding Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

The more of your own unique qualities you can build into your brand, the better off your business will be. Entrepreneurs have always focused on building the brand names of their companie continue reading »

Apple Stock Drops 11 Percent After Disappointing Investors

Apple Stock Drops 11 Percent After Disappointing Investors

Shares of tech giant Apple fell sharply Thursday after the company reported record sales and profits for its 13-week fiscal 2013 first quarter that still managed to disappoint investors. continue reading »

New Mortgage Rules Improves Protections for Minority Homebuyers

New Mortgage Rules Improves Protections for Minority Homebuyers

Earlier this week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidelines for their Qualified Mortgage (QM) regulation, which requires lenders to ensure that borrowers are able to repay loans. continue reading »

STUDY:  Wage Gap Exists In States with Large Latina Workforces

STUDY:  Wage Gap Exists In States with Large Latina Workforces

In the 20 states with the largest number of Latinas who work full time, year round, the wage gap ranges from 51 and 68 cents for every dollar paid to men in those states. continue reading »

December Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.8%, Hispanic Unemployment Steady at 9.6%

December Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 7.8%, Hispanic Unemployment Steady at 9.6%

The December jobless rate according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics remained at 7.8 percent, same as November. The economy added 155,000 new jobs in the month. While November’s unemployment rate was revised slightly higher from the 7.7 percent initially reported. continue reading »