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Providing Cellphones for the Poor

NYtimes.com By MATT RICHTEL John Cobb, 59, a former commercial fisherman who is disabled with cirrhosis of the liver and emphysema, lives in a studio apartment in Greensboro, N.C., on a fixed monthly income of $674. He has been hoping…
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Viewpoint: New Financial Values for Bankers and Consumers

American Banker  |  Wednesday, May 27, 2009 By Orson Aguilar and J. Alfred Smith Jr. A major transformation in banking is revolutionizing America’s approach to financial literacy. Some financial institutions, to their credit, such as Citigroup, have expended hundreds of…
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Foundations Lack Board Diversity, Says Report

The Chronicle of Philanthropy By Ian Wilhelm Foundations are failing to recruit diverse board leadership, with Hispanics being the most under represented compared to their growing number in American society, according to a new report.
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16th Annual Economic Summit Roundup

COPING WITH CRISIS | ADVANCING CHANGE Friday, April 3, 2009 Keynote Speakers Richard Davis, Chief Executive Officer, US Bank Randall Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T Awardees Lifetime Achievement Award John C. Gamboa and Robert Gnaizda, Co-Founders, Greenlining Institute The Greenlining…
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Policy Group Questions Loans for Pfizer Deal

The New York  Times Cyrus Sanati Pfizer’s $68 billion acquisition of rival pharmaceutical maker Wyeth is drawing criticism over the $22.5 billion in loans Pfizer received from major Wall Street banks to help close the deal. The Greenlining Institute, a…
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Foreclosure Fightback

TheNation.com By Ben Ehrenreich “This is a crowd that won’t scatter,” James Steele wrote in the pages of The Nation some seventy-five years ago. Early one morning in July 1933, the police had evicted John Sparanga and his family from…
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Protesters in San Francisco Demand More Credit

Americanbanker.com Emily Flitter Housing advocates in California today got some fresh air as they decried bank bailouts and called for government aid to Main Street. Representatives of 40 community groups marched through San Francisco, stopping at the local headquarters of…
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