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Will U.S. Ever Have Cheap Gas Again?

Instability in the Middle East is being blamed for a recent increase in gas prices nationwide, but increased domestic production and more efficient cars could bring prices down again.

Hispanics No Longer Fastest-growing Group

Slowing Hispanic immigration and birth rates are shifting U.S. population growth toward Asians, but non-Hispanic whites remain the largest group overall, the Census Bureau reported.

Steady Job Growth Boosts U.S. Consumer Confidence

Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy's dismal first quarter.

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Improved in June

Reflecting a significant upward revision from the preliminary reading, Reuters and the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing that consumer sentiment improved in the month of June.

Kerry Meets With Sunni Arabs on Iraq Crisis

The U.S. met Thursday with its top Sunni state allies in the Mideast to consider how to deal with the region's growing turmoil that has been spawned by a Sunni Muslim insurgency group.

U.S. Personal Income Meets Forecasts

U.S. personal spending increased less than expected in May, but personal income figures met forecasts, Commerce Department data showed on Thursday.

Companies Lay Off Fewer Workers Despite Slowdown

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dipped last week, indicating that a sharp economic slowdown earlier this year hasn't caused employers to cut jobs.

U.S. Consumer Spending Disappoints in May

U.S. consumers increased their spending modestly in May, disappointing economists who said the weaker-than-expected gain will likely mean a lesser economic rebound in the April-June quarter than many had envisioned.

U.S. Economy Dives in Temporary Setback

The U.S. economy shrank at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the January-March quarter, but the setback is widely thought to be temporary, with growth rebounding solidly since spring.

HispanicBusiness 100 -- 2014 Directory

The 2014 HispanicBusiness 100 rankings list.

The Sectors: Keeping It Positive

The HispanicBusiness 100 sectors all stayed on the positive side of the ledger in 2013, with four of them ringing up double-digit growth.

Introducing the HispanicBusiness 100

While the HispanicBusiness 500 index long proved to be a solid barometer of the Hispanic market in this country, tough economic times have pared the number of companies that qualify for the index. We now introduce the HispanicBusiness 100.

Ex-Im Bank Emerges as Flash Point in GOP Fight

The White House and an influential pair of business organizations called for the Export-Import Bank's charter to be renewed, a day after new House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the agency should be phased out.

Iraq Crisis Fueling a Spike in World Oil Prices

World oil prices are already rising on the chaotic situation in Iraq, where violence was already delivering damaging blows to an industry that accounts for a huge portion of OPEC's output.

Existing-Home Sales, Inventories Rose in May

Sales of existing homes rose robustly in May and inventory gains continued to help moderate price growth, with all four regions of the country experiencing sales gains compared to the month prior.

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