Little Rock Several pages of the New York Times, starting at the front, were given to the “Oh, my!” story of billionaire investor William Ackerman and his Pershing Square outfits financing of contributions to various civil rights and nonprofits and an army of lobbyists to drive down the stock price of Herbalife, the direct sales [...]
Little Rock There was an interesting piece in the paper about what one commentator jokingly referred to as a “hot bank on bank” story based on First American Bank of Chicago going public and shaming Bank of America and Mastercard for not shutting down and issuing warnings about taxicab machines that were perpetrating debit card [...]
Houston The United States Postal Service is looking for a way to become more self-sufficient in an era where email has increasingly replaced stamped letters and bills more than love letters flood mailboxes. In a recent report, they have suggested that providing financial services to the “underserved” might be the ticket, and I for one [...]
New Orleans Increasingly I get the feeling that there is real momentum building against the standard operating procedure of company’s ripping off their workers on wages.
The courts are not necessarily the workers’ friends on these issues though. For example a recent ruling against steelworkers was surprising to me. The court denied pay [...]
New Orleans One of the many unresolved issues from the Great Recession, still painfully winding down, is whether or not it is time to call the dream of home ownership for low-and-moderate income families a tragic mirage. Having wiped out a generation of increased ownership among African-Americans and Hispanic families, and lacking a concerted funding [...]
New Orleans What is going on these days? Seems like everywhere we turn there are attacks on women in what seems a backlash against the self-satisfied progress we had hoped we were making.
The International Labor Organization finds that there is no country where women have achieved pay equity with men. This includes even the [...]