Tag: ohio

Ohioans lose more than $500 Million to payday, car title loan fees

Ohioans lose more than $500 Million to payday, car title loan fees

| November 24, 2015

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist Despite a landslide voter decision in 2008 to cap payday lending rates at 28 percent, the state’s small-dollar, high-cost lending has continued to grow and now doubles the amount of fees charged a decade ago. Each year Ohio consumers who only needed a small dollar loan wind up with more […]

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Black unemployment dips to 7-year low

Black unemployment dips to 7-year low

| August 13, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The black unemployment rate tumbled to 9.1 percent in July, the lowest rate for black workers in seven years, according to the latest jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has slowly ticked down to 2008 levels, some economists expressed concerns […]

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Spotlight on the Audio Show Band for a funky pre-Father’s Day party

Spotlight on the Audio Show Band for a funky pre-Father’s Day party

| June 10, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? From time to time, something different is brought to our fair city to try to bring us some joy, happiness, beauty and excitement and if I know about it, I must investigate!  I investigate for you because I don’t want you to have to guess about anything.  I’m a […]

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