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(c) Fair Immigration Reform Movement
Hispanic groups reacted with optimism Wednesday to President George W. Bush's call in his State of the Union address for congressional passage of immigration reform including guest-worker provisions and a path toward legal residence for many undocumented foreigners working in the United States.

Richardson Exuberant About Race
Is America ready for a Hispanic president? The governor thinks so. It's not that he believes anyone should vote for him just because he is Hispanic. He thinks people should vote for the most qualified person. And the way he sees it, that person happens to be Hispanic.

Legislation Would Relax Cuba Policy
Legislation to chip away at the Bush administration's hard-line Cuba policy is in the works in the House, where Republicans and Democrats are planning a variety of measures aimed at easing the U.S. policy on Cuba.

Bush Calls for More H-1B Visas
President Bush says he is urging Congress to expand the number of H-1B visas, so-called "technical professional" visas, which are set aside for foreign professionals with college degrees.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Report: White Males Will No Longer Define Entrepreneurship
Increase in workplace diversity will change the face of small business and begin an era of economic decentralization, according to the Intuit Future of Small Business Report. A new focus on entrepreneurial education is also expected.

Amendment Would Help Women's Business Centers
As one of the small-business friendly measures being considered to make an increase in the minimum wage more palatable politically, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed an amendment today to create a grant program for established and successful women's business centers around the country.

Cushioning the Wage Hike for Small Biz
The new take on the proposed legislation, led by Republicans, would provide $8.3 billion in tax cuts for businesses over the next 10 years and is designed to be coupled with the $2.10 increase in the federal minimum wage that would be put in place in three 60-cent increments over 26 months.


HISPANIC MARKET

Viva Oscar!
Comedy rarely gets Oscar respect. Neither do Hispanic actors and filmmakers. But Tuesday both scored big time when this year's Oscar nominations were announced.

Quepasa.com Launches Ringtone Business
Featured as part of Quepasa Mobile Entertainment, the online offering encourages Quepasa.com visitors to create and upload original audio content to the Original Hits section of Quepasa's ringtone store.

Buying Power Booming in N.C.: Report
A report, authored by Jeffery M. Humphreys, director of economic forecasting at the University of Georgia's business school, yields titillating data about the financial wherewithal of N.C. residents -- the prime focus on North Carolina's various minority groups.

HispanTelligence Research
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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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Actor and cultural chameleon Michael Irby embraces his roots.

Top 20 Independent Hispanic Advertising Agencies
Companies on the listing report an increase in overall billings from $1.05 billion in 2005 to $1.18 billion in 2006, an increase of 11.86 percent.

CHARTS: Advertising Expenditures, 2006
Companies on the listing report an increase in overall billings from $1.05 billion in 2005 to $1.18 billion in 2006, an increase of 11.86 percent.






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