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Entries by Janell Ross from 04/2011

Black Unemployment Rises Even As Overall Jobless Rate Drops

Posted 04.01.2011 | Business

Two weeks. That was the longest stretch of time Michael Seals, 58, has ever looked for work. That was the longest stretch, until now. Seals, an ...

Minority Children Four Times More Likely to Start Poor, Stay Poor

Posted 04.06.2011 | Business

Children of color are four times more likely than their white peers to be born into a poor family and suffer a lifetime of consequences, ranging from ...

Black Unemployment At Depression Level Highs In Some Cities

Posted 04.27.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the decade leading up to the Great Recession, Wanda Nolan grew accustomed to steady progress. From an entry-level job as ...

Public Pension Funds Recovering, But Many Still Too Weak To Keep All Promises

Posted 04.28.2011 | Business

A fresh annual survey of the nation's public pension plans released Thursday revealed that government employee retirement funds plunged in value by a ...