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South Africa’s March toward MDGs

More needs to be done but the Gazelle Index applauds South Africa for its MDG achievements and continuing struggle to reduce poverty, infectious diseases, unemployment and gender inequality....

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To Increase Home Loans, the Fed should Raise Interest Rates

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Higher interest rates make it easier for people to get home loans because lenders receive a greater reward for taking risks on home mortgages. Since the economy is growing, the Fed should stop its low rate policy....

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Hispanic/Latino Owned Businesses want Lower Taxes, Blacks want more Loans

Small businesses owners differ in what they want out of Presidential candidates. Hispanic businesses strongly prefer lower taxes, black businesses want more access to loans and credit. ...

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Hispanic Businesses are Hit Hardest by the Recession

The recession hurt employment in Hispanics/Latino-owned small businesses more than it did for any other race or ethnic group; 55% of Hispanic businesses cut their work force while 29% cut it by 50% or more....

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Blacks, most Optimistic among all Small Business Owners

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African American small business CEOs expressed the greatest optimism about the economy's future and they plan to engage in the more hiring over the next three months than will any other race or ethnic group....

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