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Ferdinand Delavega is a vice president and Community Reinvestment Act compliance manager at Comerica Bank. The metro Detroit resident has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Oakland University and a master’s degree in management from Walsh College. With more than 20 years in the financial industry, Delavega’s current role involves gathering data, evaluating…

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Romina Brown is the president and CEO of Strategic Solutions International, a category growth management company for the textured hair care industry. With a background in strategic planning and integrated marketing, Brown opened the Chicago based business in 2004. Brown has experience working with world-renowned CPG, beauty, apparel and real estate brands. She is also…

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Will.i.am is aiming to release a video a month featuring two aspiring musical acts. The 44-year-old rapper and producer revealed that he’ll be posting regular videos of NXTGEN and Emmanuel Smith — performers who both made it to the semi-final stage of “The Voice” under his mentorship  — in order to and gather “data” from fans, which will eventually boost their…

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It’s hard to not participate in some social media games that friends are playing. The latest one currently is the 10-year photo challenge. The object is to post a 10-year-old picture of yourself, and then post the most recent photo in 2019. On the surface, it seems harmless and lots of fun to see the…

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In 2013, South Dakota-based newspaper Argus Leader requested information from the USDA on how much the agency paid out in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds to individual retailers. The Obama administration argued against the release of this data fearing privacy concerns of the retailer and food stamp recipient. Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

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Police in McAllen, Texas have arrested two people in connection to the massive Target credit card breach last December. Mary Carmen Garcia, 28 and Daniel Guardiola Dominguez tried to cross into the United States early Monday morning.  According to police Chief Victor Rodriguez the couple were traveling from Reynosa, Mexico to the US border.  Police…

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This week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported some interesting findings in its 2010: American Time Use Survey (ATUS). The survey data include the average amount of time per day in 2010 that individuals worked, did household activities and engaged in leisure and sports activities. Data collection for the survey started  in January 2003…

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