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API Lays Out Initiatives, Including Partnerships with Communities of Color
April 1, 2021
“In fact, API has had a program for over a decade, which brings a minority and underrepresented communities together to talk about, jobs and initiatives within the oil and gas sector,” API President and CEO Mike Sommers said during a news conference on Thursday, March 25. “It’s an important priority of both the API board of directors and the API team in Washington. We’ll continue to grow those alliances over time because we know, based on the studies that we have done in this space, we expect that 50 percent of the jobs in oil and gas in the next 20 years are going to be filled by women and minorities.” ... read more »
$900 Billion Federal Stimulus: What’s In it, What’s Not, What Remains
January 21, 2021
Although a New Year has begun, many American consumers and small businesses continue to feel a financial hangover from the challenges of 2020. As the global pandemic reveals a still-soaring American infection rate, the nation has also surpassed 350,000 related deaths, added more workers to the ranks of unemployed, and growing debts place millions more in financial crisis.   ... read more »
L.A. Attorneys Create Task Force to Address Swindling in State of Emergency
March 13, 2020
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and District Attorney Jackie Lacey today announced the formation of a task force aimed at protecting people from price gouging and false claims on products sold during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. ... read more »
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Committee Democrats Call on Facebook to Halt Cryptocurrency Plans
July 12, 2019
“Investors and consumers transacting in Libra may be exposed to serious privacy and national security concerns, cyber security risks, and trading risks. Those using Facebook’s digital wallet – storing potentially trillions of dollars without depository insurance– also may become unique targets for hackers. For example, during the first three quarters of 2018, hackers stole nearly $1 billion from cryptocurrency exchanges.[3] The system could also provide an under-regulated platform for illicit activity and money laundering.” ... read more »
Digital Boom and Tech Access Fuel Black Entrepreneurship
November 22, 2018
Nielsen report underscores growing competitive marketplace with new content creators, product developers and business owners ... read more »
3rd Annual South Bay Economic Forecast Oct. 5
September 26, 2017
The Economic Forecast will provide a comprehensive report on the current state of the South Bay and Los Angeles County economies, as well as the outlook for 2018 ... read more »
Equifax data breach leaves at least 143 million Consumers Credit at risk
September 13, 2017
Congresswoman Waters prefers a legislative approach – one that will ensure this type of financial disaster from happening again. ... read more »
Nielsen 2016 Report: Black Millennials Close the Digital Divide
October 19, 2016
Social Media and Mobile Device Use are Game-changers Raising Influence and Visibility. A decade of economic and educational prosperity propels Black America's viral vanguard, led by 11.5 million digitally empowered persuaders ... read more »
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AARP Names Rep. Maxine Waters a ‘Champion of the 50+’
September 1, 2016
Representative Maxine Waters was presented with AARP’s “Champion of 50+” award, in recognition of her strong support for a new U.S. Department of Labor rule, ... read more »
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