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The Women LLC offers microloans to black business owners

Aug. 9, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kanika White read a statistic in passing a few years ago that jarred her. She wanted to understand what was causing a 42% poverty rate among Black Knoxville residents. “Like with anything that is that huge and complex...the initial thought is (the issue is) too big for...

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class will receive Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

Aug. 4, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z’s Roc Nation entertainment company is partnering with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The new school will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester, and 25% of the incoming freshmen class...

Applications being accepted for annual Detroit Demo Day

Jul. 18, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — An annual competition that showcases Detroit-based entrepreneurs is once again accepting applications for its Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day. The fourth annual competition will provide more than $1 million in funding in the form of grants, interest-free loans and equity investments that...

Tyrese Haspil, 21, is escorted out of the 7th precinct by NYPD detectives, Friday, July 17, 2020, in New York. Haspil faces a murder charge in the death of Fahim Saleh, 33-year-old tech entrepreneur who was found dismembered inside his luxury Manhattan condo. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Personal assistant charged in dismembered tech CEO's killing

Jul. 17, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A personal assistant arrested Friday in the death and dismemberment of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur was believed to have owed his boss a “significant amount of money,” New York City police said. Tyrese Haspil faces a murder charge in the death of Fahim Saleh, whose...

A New York Police cruiser is parked at 265 East Houston Street Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in New York. Police say the dismembered body of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur has been found inside his luxury Manhattan condo. Fahim Saleh was found at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday inside his apartment on the Lower East Side. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Tech entrepreneur's dismembered body found in luxury condo

Jul. 15, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The dismembered body of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur was found inside his luxury Manhattan condo where an electric saw was left behind, police said Wednesday. The victim, identified as Fahim Saleh, was found at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday inside his luxury seventh floor apartment on the...

Tennessee child starts business for college fund, charity

Jul. 4, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Dehoney won’t start kindergarten until next month, but the 5-year-old Signal Mountain entrepreneur is already thinking about college and how he can help pay for it. To raise money for his college fund, as well as aid those he saw eating out of garbage bins while...

Mavs owner Cuban to host SiriusXM Radio business show

Jun. 17, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Cuban is ready to talk business — or whatever else his radio listeners want to discuss. The outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner will host specials on SiriusXM’s Business Radio on the next two Thursdays, speaking about business issues and answering questions from callers....