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    HISPANIC MARKET

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    They call it intelligent buying. Hispanic leaders in a small Dallas suburb are kicking off a campaign encouraging consumers to shop only at businesses in Farmers Branch that support immigrant rights and the Hispanic community.

    'Network Neutrality' Could Hobble Initiative
    Like any highway needing to accommodate growth in traffic by building more lanes, Internet service providers in the past decade have invested hundreds of billions of dollars to build ever-faster lanes on the Internet. With the rapid deployment of new broadband networks last year, English-speaking Hispanics increased their subscription to broadband services by 46 percent.

    Wal-Mart Moves to Tap Into Mexico Market
    Wal-Mart, already Mexico's largest retailer, is hoping to tap into the country's booming consumer-loan market when it opens its own bank in the second half of next year, executives said on Monday.


    POLITICS

    Pew: Hispanic Mind Hard to Read in Mid-Term Voting
    A fact sheet from the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center reviewing voting in this month's mid-term elections finds it difficult to draw any definite conclusions about the Hispanic vote, no matter what pundits may claim.

    Cuba-embargo Foes See Hope in New Congress With Democrats in Power
    Proponents of easing travel restrictions and other sanctions, emboldened by this month's congressional elections, foresee a more receptive climate for new policies to help Americans connect with the Cuban people.

    Illegal Immigrant Laws Challenged
    As local governments across the United States enact tough ordinances to fight illegal immigration, the American Civil Liberties Union is leading a charge to fight the measures in court. The group has joined Hispanic organizations in suing several localities, saying the laws are unconstitutional and conflict with state and federal immigration and housing statutes.


    BUSINESS

    SBA Names Top Lenders for Florida Business
    Banco Popular, for the first time, ranked No. 1 in terms of the dollar value of its loans, while Bank of America led the pack in the number of loans during the federal fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the SBA said.

    DaimlerChrysler Claims Top Minority Businesses Award
    The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) recognized minority businesses at its San Diego conference earlier this month, with its Corporation of the Year Awad going to DaimlerChrysler.

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

    U.S. Hispanic Media Market: Projections to 2010
    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.

    Inside the House: Hispanics Subgroups Differ by Age
    More than 20 percent of Cubans are 65 or older, while a scant 4 percent of Mexicans are in that age bracket. On the other hand, 37 percent of Mexicans and 31 percent of Puerto Ricans are younger than 18.

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    Daniel Reyes lost more than his right leg when a runaway car crushed him in 1999. He lost his ability to tool around in his 1967 Ferrari 330 GT, which as a sport car's sports car featured a five-speed stick. Now, through his Santa Monica-based RediAuto Sport he's selling specialized equipment that allows other disabled drivers to tool around in their favorite vehicles.

    The "IT" Factor
    Abba Technologies Inc., based in Albuquerque with offices throughout the intermountain West, now employs more than 50 and bills just under $50 million a year. The company was just named the 2006 National Minority Supplier/Distributor Firm of the Year by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Unhealthy Costs
    Small-business owners are struggling to pay the doctors' bills, and employees are hurting.






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