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U.S. construction spending rose 1.8 percent in July (AP)

Construction Spending Staged Strong Rebound in July

All major categories of U.S. construction spending showed gains in an encouraging sign that spending on building projects will help boost the economy in the second half of this year.

Business
fantasy football, gambling, increased scrutiny

Fantasy Football Gambling Industry Facing Increased Legal Scrutiny

It is all fun and games for daily fantasy sports companies in Florida -- for now. Rapid growth has taken the industry from nonexistence a few years ago to mainstream discussion entering this football season. But rapid growth could also draw more attention from authorities.

Diversity
Patricia Perez (VPE Tradigital Communications)

Echeveste Steps Down, Perez Steps Up at VPE

John Echeveste, founder of VPE Tradigital Communications, is the new CEO of LA de Cultura y Artes. Patricia Perez will continue to lead the Hispanic public relations agency as managing partner.

Auto Industry
U.S. car dealers are resorting to tactics that could lead to trouble down the road (AP)

Auto Industry Going Back to Bad Habits

As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.

Career News
Be careful about giving up personal information when applying for work (file photo)

Identity Thieves Prey on Job Seekers

Among the lowest forms of life on the planet are scam artists who prey on job hunters who are asked -- sometimes by legitimate employers -- for their Social Security numbers. ...continue

Rankings
2014 Best Schools

Overview: 2014 Best Schools for Hispanics

The 40 schools that appear in the 2014 HispanicBusiness Best Schools lists represent the cream of the crop when it comes to institutions of higher learning that reach out to Hispanic postgraduate students.

Politics
Multicultural voter (file photo)

Challenge to Texas Voter ID Begins

A trial renewing challenges against Texas' latest voter identification laws starts Tuesday, with plaintiffs ar­guing that the law with its different forms of ID requirements inhibits voting rights of minorities and poor people.

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Green Economy & Conservation
California water, Conservation

California Conservation Conundrum: Water Use Varies Greatly Across State

Drive across city limits in virtually any part of California, and you will also cross another kind of frontier, one gaining more attention during the worst drought in a generation: The borders between cities also define different ideas about water. One city may have gutters coursing with wasted water, while its neighbor lives by the highest conservation standards.







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