06 May 2011

244,000 US Jobs Added in April, but Black Unemployment up over 16%

*The U.S. economy added more jobs than expected in April, but the unemployment rate rose for the first time in five months and the economy’s recent slowdown is likely to keep a lid on future gains. Nonfarm payrolls rose by 244,000 last month, as the private sector posted the strongest employment gain in five years, [...]

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03 May 2011

$116 Million 1st Quarter Profit Puts Chrysler Back in the Black

*Chrysler Group LLC became the last of Detroit’s three automakers to post a quarterly profit Monday, signaling its turnaround two years after filing for bankruptcy. The Auburn Hills-based carmaker reported a $116 million net profit – its first quarterly profit since 2006 as part of DaimlerChrysler AG – just as it prepares to launch a [...]

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30 Apr 2011

Veteran Music Exec Sylvia Rhone Exiting Universal Motown

*The one thing you can always count on in any business is change. Well, in the music/record business, change is guaranteed. And in the latest change to go at the Universal Music Group means veteran executive Sylvia Rhone, president of Universal Motown, is making her exit. The news is courtesy of Johnnie L. Roberts at [...]

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29 Apr 2011

50 Cent Launches Customized Twitter Theme

*Rapper 50 Cent has teamed with UberMedia to launch Uber50, a customized Twitter theme for the company’s Blackberry application, UberSocial. Uber50 will include various features such as custom icons and colors, access to G-Unit’s Twitterlist and a media portal for the latest G-Unit news and videos. “Twitter has become an important way for me to [...]

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23 Apr 2011

Dr. Dre Joins Chrysler Campaign

*After Eminem made a memorable tribute to Detroit during the Super Bowl, his mentor, Dr. Dre will be appearing in an upcoming Chyrsler campaign. The company decided to include Dr. Dre, NFL rookie Ndamukong Suh and designer John Varvatos in the new campaign for Chrysler’s 300 Sedan as part of an effort to paint luxury [...]

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16 Apr 2011

Carmelo Anthony Shows Swagger For Johnson Ultra Sheen Men

New York, NY –  NBA Star Carmelo Anthony has just inked a multiyear deal as the corporate spokesperson for Johnson Products Company, Inc. (JPC), known as one of the most pioneering ethnic hair care companies in the world.  JPC has entered the men’s grooming arena with the Fall 2010 launch of Ultra Sheen® Men.™ Building [...]

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12 Mar 2011

Forbes Says Diddy is now Hip Hop’s Top Earner

*There’s a new, old no. 1 in town. Forbes just named Diddy as the wealthiest Hip Hop artists with Jay-Z in close second. The media mogul moved his peer from the top spot he’d been hogging for four years straight. Now Diddy is worth $475 million while Jay-Z is at $450 million. Behind Diddy and [...]

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11 Mar 2011

UCLA Study: California Not Losing Jobs to Texas

*Contrary to claims by Gov. Rick Perry (pictured), the Lone Star State isn’t stealing California’s jobs, workers or prosperity, according to a UCLA study. The study tries to put the kibosh on a rivalry between the states. Perry, for instance, has boasted about “hunting trips” to California to recruit companies from the state. Texas is [...]

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