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Forget stocks. Sneaker futures are making Wall Street look like a swap meet. High-end kicks are becoming the currency of choice in New York, and one 16-year-old is taking advantage of the trend — using his own five-figure stock of 45 mint-condition basketball shoes to open the world’s first sneaker pawn shop. “Young kids don’t […]

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(The Root) — At The Root, we believe that Black History Month is not just a time to reflect on the past; it’s also a time to look forward. There’s no better way to honor our ancestors than to highlight the success their hard work has wrought — embodied in the accomplishments of our young people. That’s […]

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Facebook made about $1.1 billion dollars in profit last year in the United States, but paid no federal or state income tax for 2012. Yet, they’re expected to receive a refund of $429 million dollars thanks to a tax deduction for . The social media company also revealed that its site was hacked in recent […]

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ATLANTA — Home Depot is preparing to fill 80,000 positions for the busy spring season. The Atlanta-based home improvement giant said Wednesday it plans to hire 10,000 more workers than in 2012. “Spring is always a special season for us, when we can offer employment opportunities for literally tens of thousands of Americans,” Tim Crow, […]

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