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Dec 21st


SBA names Minnesota Minority Small Business champion

SBA names Minnesota Minority Small Business championEdgardo Rodriguez, Business Consultant at the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), has been named the Minnesota Minority Small Business Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

(Plan your career) Manager management advice: Stay calm

“My boss is freaking out,” writes a reader.  “He’s constantly checking up on me, and every week, he changes my goals.  I know he is worried about the business, but I wish he’d just let me do my job.”  When hard times hit, managers know their own jobs can be at risk, and they might  raise the expectations of their subordinates.  My two words of advice to this employee are: Stay Calm.


IRS seeks Minnesota volunteers for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The Internal Revenue Service seeks civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), which listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.

Ellison, Klobuchar introduce legislation to combat predatory lending

Ellison, Klobuchar introduce legislation to combat predatory lendingWASHINGTON, D.C. – US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced important legislation to combat mortgage lending abuses.  The Homeowner Fairness Act is comprehensive housing reform legislation that proposes tough new national standards based on the successes of the Minnesota mortgage lending law passed in 2007. Ellison, a Member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced similar legislation in the previous session of Congress.

NAACP lawsuit says Wells Fargo, HSBC discriminated against Blacks

(NNPA) - The NAACP is accusing Wells Fargo and HSBC of forcing Blacks into subprime mortgages while whites with identical qualifications got lower rates.

Still there? Working when everyone else is gone

While enjoying that shorter commute to work, you have less time than ever to contemplate your unique situation: still employed. But “The Economy” is impacting you, too, and the sooner you acknowledge your new challenges, the better off you will be long term. Typical symptoms reported by those still working include increased stress at work, survivor’s guilt and anxiety. Ironically, these are the same problems your former co-workers are facing. Now what?

Wells Fargo and National Urban League publish new foreclosure prevention workbook

Wells Fargo announced last week that with the National Urban League it will co-sponsor a new edition of The Foreclosure Workbook: The Complete Guide to Understanding Foreclosure and Saving Your Home. The workbook, written by foreclosure author Carla Douglin, will be free-of-charge to at-risk customers across the nation through Wells Fargo’s Leading the Way Home initiative.
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