Monthly Archives: October 2015

HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – African Americans in Business (From Emancipation to Civil Rights)


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Many people dream of owning their own business or making it to the top of the corporate ladder. In the pages of this book, you’ll meet African Americans who overcame obstacles and stereotypes to make their dreams a reality. Madam C. J. Walker was orphaned at age 7, married at 14, became a mother at 18, and was widowed at 20. She went on make a million dollars selling hair care products. Berry Gordy loved music but went broke after opening a record store. He didn’t give up, though. Gordy eventually started Motown Records, which became one of the country’s most successful record labels and introduced a host of talented black artists to mainstream American audiences. Stanley O’Neal grew up on a farm without running water or indoor toilets. Through intelligence and hard work he became the head of a $50 billion investment bank. Read about these and other inspiring figures in this book.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 10/12 – 10/16


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

7 ways to ease stress at work l CIOonline http://trib.al/8yyYu0D

Phishing websites look more legit with SSL certs from major companies l CIOonline http://trib.al/lANCziG

These are the cities where they’re replacing the most fossil fuels with renewables l Fast Company http://ow.ly/Tqbo0

The effects of underwater noise on marine life l Pew Environment http://pew.org/1Gib52c

How “big data” is crunching 100 years of science on ocean predators’ chow l Pew Environment http://bit.ly/1goPoGT

How do air and water corrode a major component of fuel for nuclear reactors? l Argonne Lab http://1.usa.gov/1RIuTme

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

The 12 biggest #technology acquisitions of all time l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1QrO2b5

Bank repossessions up 66% in third quarter from 3Q14 l Housing Wire http://bit.ly/1X5nPTH

Why successful people are great listeners l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1LinViv

Which countries are best – and worst – for female entrepreneurs? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1NamvKr

$1.25 no longer buys what it used to: why the #extremepoverty line is updated to $1.90/day l World Bank http://wrld.bg/Tir33

Cashless society? When was the last time you used a credit card to buy candy from the vending machine? l SF Fed http://bit.ly/1K9GlRp

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.

The HBCU Money™ Weekly Market Watch


Our Money Matters /\ October 16, 2015

A weekly snapshot of African American owned public companies and HBCU Money™ tracked African stock exchanges.

NAME TICKER PRICE (GAIN/LOSS %)

African American Publicly Traded Companies

Citizens Bancshares Georgia (CZBS) $9.00 (1.21% DN)

M&F Bancorp (MFBP) $3.69 (5.13% UP)

Radio One (ROIA) $2.30 (0.88% UP)

African Stock Exchanges

Bourse Regionale des Valeurs Mobilieres (BRVM)  303.47 (0.42% DN)

Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE)  10 594.35 (0.12% DN)

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)  1 986.83 (12.13% DN)*

Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE)  136.94 (N/A)

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) 52 945.11 (0.04% DN)

International Stock Exchanges

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 10 416.98 (0.37% UP)

London Stock Exchange (LSE)  3 484.69 (0.43% UP)

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TOPIX)  1 505.84 (1.01% UP)

Commodities

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HBCU Money™ Business Book Feature – War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization


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A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society–for the better

“War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,” says the famous song–but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds, war has made humanity safer and richer.

In War! What Is It Good For?, the renowned historian and archaeologist Ian Morris tells the gruesome, gripping story of fifteen thousand years of war, going beyond the battles and brutality to reveal what war has really done to and for the world. Stone Age people lived in small, feuding societies and stood a one-in-ten or even one-in-five chance of dying violently. In the twentieth century, by contrast–despite two world wars, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust–fewer than one person in a hundred died violently. The explanation: War, and war alone, has created bigger, more complex societies, ruled by governments that have stamped out internal violence. Strangely enough, killing has made the world safer, and the safety it has produced has allowed people to make the world richer too.

War has been history’s greatest paradox, but this searching study of fifteen thousand years of violence suggests that the next half century is going to be the most dangerous of all time. If we can survive it, the age-old dream of ending war may yet come to pass. But, Morris argues, only if we understand what war has been good for can we know where it will take us next.

HBCU Money™ Dozen 10/5 – 10/9


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Did you miss HBCU Money™ Dozen via Twitter? No worry. We are now putting them on the site for you to visit at your leisure. We have made some changes here at HBCU Money™ Dozen. We are now solely focused on research and central bank articles from the previous week.

Research

10 enthralling visions for the future of computing l CIOonline http://trib.al/aGWnXSL

Hilton Announces Big EV Charging Rollout l Clean Technica http://dlvr.it/CPVTbR

How Community Owned Solar Came To Vancouver l Renewable Cities http://ow.ly/T7Z0d

Dow Jones & Co. discloses breach, incident likely related to Scottrade l CSOonline http://bit.ly/1QeGQiy

15 times when people totally judge you for using your phone l CIOonline http://trib.al/e3x9x66

New funding supports local food systems, farmers markets & healthier eating for #SNAP participants l USDA http://ow.ly/T1lw3

Federal Reserve, Central Banks, & Financial Departments

Prosperity rises when a greater population share is working & saving l World Bank http://wrld.bg/TeDIw

Old cans, cutlery, & hairbrushes: others “trash” has been used to create beautiful music l World Bank http://wrld.bg/TeJ9E

13 signs the fourth industrial revolution is almost here l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1RjXf60

The 10 countries where people live the longest l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1Npj8Cu

Prices for U.S. imports trended down 0.1 percent in September l St. Louis Fed http://bit.ly/1ZmgwsP

Which country has the most #engineering, manufacturing and #construction graduates? l World Economic Forum http://wef.ch/1Qa0gVu

Thank you as always for joining us on Saturday for HBCU Money™ Dozen. The 12 most important research and finance articles of the week.