Hyundai appoints Erwin Raphael to General Manager of Genesis USA

( — Hyundai Motor America president and chief executive officer David L. Zuchowski has announced the appointment of Erwin Raphael as General Manager for Genesis USA. Hyundai’s worldwide Vice-Chairman Chung Eui-Sun, announced late last year that the company would be launching Genesis globally as an independent luxury brand of Hyundai. Industry insiders expect Genesis will be heavy competition for Lexus,[Read More…]

Uganda’s solar-powered bus is a ticket to ride

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (  — The Ugandan-based manufacturer of a solar-powered bus recently showed off its creation in the landlocked East African country. The bus is powered by the sun.  Uganda is located near the equator and it has nearly perfect sunny weather year round. Temperatures rarely rise above 84 degrees Fahrenheit.[Read More…]

U. S. chemical contaminator eyes Africa for profit windfall

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network (  – The Michigan-based Dow Chemical Co. has renewed its plans to increase sales of industrial products in sub-Saharan Africa while earning greater profits. “Dow is absolutely betting on Africa’s growth,” said Ross McLean, president for sub-Saharan Africa, in a Reuters interview in Nairobi. “We expect to triple[Read More…]

Black and Hispanic Newspaper Publishers Form National Advertising Task Force

  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Market News ( — The National Newspaper Publishers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Publishers have announced the formation of a National Advertising Task Force to educate marketers on the benefits and importance of the African-American and Hispanic newspaper market. This is the first time the NNPA and NAHP[Read More…]

Black executive Brett Hart is now piloting United Airlines

  By Frederick H. Lowe United Continental Holdings, Inc., parent company of United Airlines, has named Brett J. Hart, United’s interim CEO, replacing Oscar Munoz who is on medical leave after suffering a heart attack earlier this month. Munoz also is the company’s president. Hart, executive vice-president and general counsel of Chicago-based United, becomes the first African American to head[Read More…]

Oprah is watching her Weight Watchers

  Oprah Winfrey is carrying a lot of weight with Weight Watchers International Inc. Winfrey and Weight Watchers, a New York-based weight loss company, on Monday announced a partnership in which she purchased 10% of the company’s newly issued shares with the option to buy 5% more. “Weight Watchers has given me the tools to begin to make the lasting[Read More…]

BMW to Pay $1.6 Million and Offer Jobs to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Suit

  ( — The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina today entered a consent decree ordering BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC (BMW) to pay $1.6 million and provide job opportunities to alleged victims of race discrimination as part of the resolution of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit, filed by EEOC’s[Read More…]

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