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Headhunters and Latino business leaders say the battle to recruit Hispanic executives and managers has stepped up pace in the past year as firms from banks to retailers are competing hard to tap into the tastes and trends of Hispanic consumers.

Cities, States Consider English Measures
Cities and states across the United States, against a setting of increased immigration debate, are trying to make English the official language. Arizona has a measure pending for its ballot, USA Today said Monday. Bills have passed one chamber in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Michigan and await action in the other.

Hispanic Kids Bolster Boom at U.S. Schools
Georgia and other Southeastern states have seen the nation's largest percentage growth in enrollment of Hispanic students in their public schools, according to the report by the Pew Hispanic Center released Thursday. At 390 percent, Georgia's increase was the fourth-largest in the nation, behind those of Arkansas and North and South Carolina.

Hispanic Unemployment Rate Gap Widens Slightly
The Hispanic unemployment rate inched upward in September to 5.4 percent from August's 5.3 percent, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. In contrast, the overall U.S. unemployment rate dropped slightly in the same period.

Companies to Garner Attention at Hispanic Food Trade Show
Expo Comida Latina, which will have more than 500 exhibitors, is geared toward food service and retail professionals looking for new products for their menus and store shelves.

NASCAR Betting Hispanic Flavor Flows Into Cup
Hopes are high Montoya will succeed where many have failed in making the difficult transition from the lighter open wheel to the heavier stock cars. Even if he doesn't, his impact could be enormous on NASCAR, which has made a priority of diversifying its fan base and making inroads internationally to shed its lily-white roots.

Hispanic Study Lists Top Business Concerns
Rising fuel costs, deciding how to grow a business, taxes and access to capital are among the most significant challenges facing Hispanic-owned businesses, according to an Arizona State University study released recently.

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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
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The Final Say: George Muñoz
George Muņoz has been hailed as a new style of corporate director who left his rubber stamp at home but keeps a magnifying glass in his back pocket as he prowls the small print at Altria, Marriott, and even the National Geographic Society.

Too Close to Call
Hispanic voters and immigration policies are determining factors in several tight races.






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