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Hispanic candidates are competing in 38 states for the nation's top federal and state offices in Election 2006, according to the 2006 Election Profile released today by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund.

Hedging Bets, U.S. Business Gives to Democrats
Corporate America is already thinking beyond Election Day, increasing its share of last-minute donations to Democratic candidates and quietly devising strategies for how to work with Democrats if they win control of Congress.

Stakes are High for Business in Nov. Elections
While the war in Iraq, congressional page and influence-peddling scandals and parochial concerns have been top issues this campaign season, the election could have big implications for the business agenda -- taxes, trade, regulation and spending -- which has been set in recent years by a GOP White House and Congress.

Seismologist Named Top Hispanic Scientist
Seismologist Ines Cifuentes was named National Hispanic Scientist of the Year on Saturday by the Tampa, Fla.-based Museum of Science and Industry.

Microlender Expands Into Arizona to Reach Hispanics
Accion USA, the nation's largest microlender, has made its first loan in Southern Arizona and expects to be more active in the region's growing Hispanic market.

Angel Investing: The Lifeblood of New Businesses
A panel at the New America Alliance's Wall Street Summit finds that that while there are "angel" investors willing to take the risk to back fledgling Hispanic businesses, they are few and far between.

Bush Signs Mexico Border Fence Bill
President George W. Bush on Thursday gave final approval to building a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border to deter illegal immigration.

Palladium to Invest in New Hispanic-owned L.A. Bank
The biggest Hispanic-controlled investment partnership in the United States has agreed to support the first Hispanic-owned business bank to open in Los Angeles in 30 years, the investment house announced today at the New America Alliance gathering in New York.

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The U.S. Hispanic Economy 2005
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The Fast Growing Hispanic Youth Market
While the U.S. median age continues to rise, from 35.3 years in 2000, the median age of Hispanics remains the lowest of all groups. Demographers predict faster growth among young Hispanics than among other young ethnic groups for the next decade.

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From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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With so many promising Hispanic Influential candidates, it was tough to narrow it down to just 100 selections. So, this year, we've selected an additional 10 to watch. Maybe 2007 will be their year!

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

Influentials: A Look Back 20 Years
Our 100 Most Influential Hispanics list from 1986 has some familiar names -- where are they now?






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