|Wednesday, October 11, 2006 • Volume 4, Issue #196||Home||Research||Magazine||Contact Us|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Hispanic voters and immigration policies are determining factors in several tight races.
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