Business & Finance

Bennie Fowler’s Business Acumen and Assuredness Enable Corporate America to Overcome Insurmountable Odds

By Kimberly Hayes Taylor, NNPA Newswire Contributor As an automotive C-suite level executive, Bennie Fowler became a business leader to count on when corporations in crisis were hemorrhaging money and losing loyal customers because of questionable quality. During the 2008 economic crisis, Fowler helped lead Ford Motor Company’s turnaround to profitability when the company was…

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Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The coronavirus health crisis that hit America in the middle of March has compelled Governors to shut down states, requested citizens to stay in their homes and moved Congress to pass an unprecedented stimulus of over two trillion dollars.   As the COVID-19 crisis hit its peak, the Congressional…

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House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The $2 trillion stimulus deal reached earlier by the Senate, was finally passed by the House on Friday, March 27. President Trump is expected to immediately sign the massive legislation that promises to provide a much-needed shot in the arm for working and unemployed individuals, and…

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Volkswagen Suspends Production in Europe

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is taking action in response to the coronavirus pandemic and will be suspending vehicle production. The company noted that the suspension of production would begin on March 19, and it’s anticipating that it would last for 10 working days. Production at plants…

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American Petroleum Institute (API) Provides Resources in Times of Uncertainty

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The US energy supply chain hasn’t faced disruption because of the coronavirus. Still, contingency measures have been taken by oil and natural gas companies to help keep supplies flowing, according to Suzanne Lemieux, the head of operations security for the American Petroleum Institute (API). The contingency…

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New Profs on Call Group Helps Local Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

By Erika LeGendre The College of Charleston School of Business and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to provide pro bono consultations to Charleston-area businesses affected by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in a new initiative called Profs on Call. Profs on Call aims to help business owners and their management staff navigate this unprecedented…

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Supreme Court Sides with Comcast in Discrimination Dispute Against Byron Allen

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia In a decision issued online Monday, March 23, over entrepreneur and media mogul Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks in a discrimination lawsuit against Comcast, the Supreme Court’s justices have unanimously decided to send the case back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San…

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General Motors Moves to Protect Workers, Offers Customers Special Financing

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia General Motors has joined two other automobile companies and The United Auto Workers in forming a special COVID-19/Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees. The company and union are joined in the Task Force by Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler…

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BCDCOG To Partner With Town Of Harleyville On Comprehensive Plan Visioning Session

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) will partner with the Town of Harleyville to host a comprehensive plan visioning session Thursday, March 26th, at the Harleyville Community Center. During the session, which will be open from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the public will learn about relevant issues in Harleyville such as population, housing, land use, economic development, community…

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