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What investment risks should I know about?

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Taken by itself, the word "risk" sounds negative. But broken down into what it really stands for in terms of investing, it begins to be a little more manageable. By understanding the different types of risk and keeping an eye on your investments, you may be able to manage your money more effectively. Remember, strategic investing doesn’t mean "taking chances" so much as "making decisions." Long-term investing and diversification may be some of the most effective strategies you can use to help manage investment risk; however, neither guarantees against investment loss.

Helping ex-offenders get back on their feet

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We've all made mistakes at some time or another.
 
For most of us, whether we've lost touch with someone or didn't take a chance on something, those mistakes help us grow, and we move on. Sometimes, unfortunately, those mistakes are big enough to ruin lives.
 
For those who have been convicted of a felony crime and served time in prison, picking up the pieces and putting their lives back together is an uphill challenge.

Alums of nation’s oldest historically black private college fight for its survival

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CINCINNATI — Alumni of the country's oldest historically black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater's fight for survival amid the risk of accreditation loss and financial deficits and low enrollment.
 
The alumni association of southwestern Ohio's Wilberforce University, founded in 1856, says graduates have committed to raise $2 million in cash donations, including $400,000 pledged at last weekend's alumni conference.

Sierra Leone ‘hero’ Ebola doctor succumbs to deadly virus

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Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor has lost his battle with the deadly virus that is sweeping through West Africa in a record outbreak, Reuters reports.
 
Virologist Sheik Umar Khan, who had treated more than 100 Ebola patients, died Tuesday after fighting the often-fatal virus, which is believed to have already taken the lives of more than 600 people across Guinea, Liberia and Khan’s home country of Sierra Leone. His death, less than a week after his condition came to light, is but one of the latest among the medical professionals and aides helping to fight the infection.

Why do black people have so many cousins?

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Dear Race Manners:
 
Why do black people seem to have so many cousins (or call so many people "cousin")? I'm white. Just wondering! —Curious About Cousins
 
You're already beginning to answer your own question by noting that, to the extent that there are racial differences here, they're likely going to be chalked up to a "call so many people 'cousin' " thing versus a "have so many cousins" thing.