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The Pew Hispanic Center has drafted three possible scenarios for Hispanic participation in the midterm elections, ranging from 10 million registered voters in the lowest to 12.3 million in the highest. In contrast, for the 2004 general election 9.3 million Hispanics were registered to vote.

A Big Impression for a Tiny Lipstick
Gabriela Hernandez' sense of style has always been informed by the chic elegance of such film stars as Rita Hayworth and Bette Davis. So when Hernandez decided to create her own makeup company, Besame Cosmetics, it was only natural she would return to Hollywood's golden age of beauty.

Hercules Tech Gains Strength from SBA
Silicon Valley-based Hercules Technology Growth Capital, a publicly traded venture capital firm that supports initiatives in the tech and life science arenas, has received a multimillion-dollar vote of confidence from the Small Business Administration.

Hispanic Dolls Cash in on Cross-cultural Appeal
Smiling from behind their rounded spectacles, Abuelito Pancho and Abuelita Rosa sing Spanish lullabies that stir warm childhood memories for many Hispanics - and tug at their purse strings. The silver-haired grandparent dolls are the inspiration of three working moms from Miami who set out to preserve Hispanic culture for future generations. They ended up on the toy shelves of major retail stores, including Toys "R" Us and Target.

Renewed Immigration Legislation Alarms Hispanic Community Leaders
Alarmed by what they see as the House rehashing anti-immigrant legislation, Hispanic leaders and community groups across the country are launching voter-mobilization campaigns and holding press conferences urging the Hispanic community to make its voice count in the November elections.

Is the U.S. Losing Its Competitive Edge?
Americans aren't No. 1 anymore, and their government is largely to blame. That seems to be the bottom line of a new survey of global competitiveness in which the U.S. slipped from first to sixth place, behind Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Singapore.

Univision Shareholders Approve Sale
Shareholders for Univision Communications Inc., America's largest Spanish-language broadcaster, have approved selling the media group to an investors group that includes media mogul Haim Saban.

Program offers training for minority entrepreneurs
Minority entrepreneurs across California will have the opportunity to endure basic training for survival in the marketplace.

Whatever Happened to "Small" Business?
The term "small business" doesn't mean what it used to. Small businesspeople today have to deal with the same issues big businesses do -- global markets, complex supply chains, and fluctuating currencies -- and they have to do it without an army of MBAs to support them.

HispanTelligence Research
Media
Advertisers' efforts to reach Hispanic consumers are becoming more targeted, and language is a major factor. Advertisers spent more than $3.3 billion to market products to U.S. Hispanics in 2005, a 6.8 percent increase from 2004.

The U.S. Hispanic Economy 2005
Purchase your copy of latest research from HispanTelligence: The U.S. Hispanic Economy in Transition: Facts, Figures, and Trends (2005 Edition) -- a comprehensive study of the emerging Hispanic market.

2006 Hispanic Business 500 Directory
Get the entire 2006 Hispanic Business 500 Directory in Excel format.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
Create Your Hispanic Business Classified Ad Now!
Patricia Madrid
Hispanic voters and immigration policies are determining factors in several tight races.

Hispanic Business 100 Influentials – Setting the Standard
The 2006 list of 100 influential Hispanics spans a range of stellar achievers from the boardroom to the classroom to the studio all making ever-deeper impacts nationally and worldwide.

100 Influentials List 2006
Our list of who's raising the Hispanic profile in 2006.






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