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When Equity Bank started on its journey to becoming a financial institution of repute, it largely focused on the unbanked poor ?'the watchmen, grocery sellers and small-scale farmers'.
When Equity Bank started on its journey to becoming a financial institution of repute, it largely focused on the unbanked poor ?'the watchmen, grocery sellers and small-scale farmers'.
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TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — Within days of taking the French presidency, Emmanuel Macron faced a string of diplomatic tests — pushing the Paris climate deal on a skeptical Donald Trump, rallying European
WASHINGTON – Advisers to President Donald Trump have been put on the defensive by reports that adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner had proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the
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Romanian students won a gold and three silver medals at the European Olympics of Physics that took place between May 20-24 in Tallinn, Estonia.  The gold medal was won by Petru Cotrut, students in the
MONTREAL - A union representing employees at CN Rail is threatening job action to back contract demands. The Teamsters union has given the company 72 hour strike notice and could legally ......
TORONTO - Andrew Scheer is no stranger to making political history. When he first sought federal political office in 2004, he beat out the NDP candidate who at the time was ...
On Saturday, Ken Loney celebrated the grand re-opening of his independent grocery store, Local Meats & Frozen Treats, which moved from its longtime home on St. Mary’s Road to a ...
Jim Hackett, Ford's new CEO, is credited with being a change agent who can connect with all kinds of people.             
Sandy Brown-Philpot is the CEO of TaskRabit, a company that just launched an app to connect Detroiters to handymen.             
Dr. Mae Jemison joins Michigan's InForum effort to help address a huge jobs gap in science, technology, engineering and math. Bosch is helping, too.             
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Bruised by anti-Korean sentiment in its biggest market and losing ground to local automakers, Hyundai Motor will open its first Chinese brand store, and may locally assemble
The gist of it is, the Mets need innings. They need consistency. They need to help this overused bullpen with arms that are capable of getting big league outs.
TORONTO - Andrew Scheer, the apple-cheeked Saskatchewan MP and former Speaker of the House of Commons, survived a 13-ballot battle with presumed leadership front-runner Maxime Bernier on Saturday and
Army Sgt. Anthony Magee, 29, of Hattiesburg died in 2010 of wounds suffered during a battle in Iraq. His parents say the pain never leaves.              
Army Sgt. Anthony Magee, 29, died in 2010 after his unit in Iraq was ambushed by enemy soldiers. The number of phone calls his parents, Tony and Patricia Davis, receive on Memorial Day have dwindled t
Sara Spear, a Tasker for TaskRabbit, navigates the app at her home on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Shelby Township.             
MONTREAL - American recording artist Alicia Keys is sharing a top humanitarian award with indigenous rights activists in Canada. Keys and members of the indigenous rights movement are in Montreal to
VANCOUVER - A prosecutor says a man accused of bringing hundreds of Tamil migrants into Canada illegally in a dilapidated cargo ship nearly seven years ago has been found guilty. Crown ......
TORONTO - It's down to a final-ballot duel between Maxime Bernier and Andrew Scheer to determine the next leader of the federal Conservative party. After a lengthy winnowing of the field ...
Independent candidates Heath Sumrall and Dr. Stephen Beam will face off in the June 6 general election for the seat held by Gerolene Rayborn since 2008.            &nbs
Mississippi State researchers are trying to help businesses and homeowners control crazy ants that are disrupting election systems.              
Johnny Taylor: From a HBCU perspective, we did all right. It wasn’t great …Given where it could be, level funding is a win.              
I’m good at one on one, listening and writing, but when it comes to public speaking, it is a challenge to prepare myself to do it.              
Successfully retaining employees impacts a company's costs of recruting, hiring and training as well as succession planning .              
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years. The plane sold for $430,000 on ...
Bank of America Merrill Lynch auto analyst has neutral ratings on GM and Ford. He's concerned about a "lease tsunami."             
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