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Alex Lopez Negrete, a Houston success story.
Some of Houston's Hispanic-owned firms are no longer working from the casa. Minority-owned firms like Precision Task Group and Lopez Negrete, who were once run out of the homes of their founders, are now not only working with big businesses but also landing big contracts.

DOE Awards SCI Consulting $135 Million Contract
SCI Consulting Services, a small business owned by an Hispanic woman, was recently awarded a $135 million Information Technology Support Services contract by the U.S. Department of Energy for its Oak Ridge Office of Science, Environmental Management, and National Nuclear Security Administration activities.

The Impact of Immigrant Entrepreneurs
While largely disconnected from formal business services, immigrant small-biz owners have been a big driver of economic growth in U.S. cities, a new study finds.


HISPANIC MARKET

Tribune Selling New York Edition of Hoy to ImpreMedia
ImpreMedia disclosed plans Monday to buy one of the Tribune Company's Spanish-language newspapers, Hoy New York, in an acquisition the Spanish-language media company said would give it a larger share of the region's Hispanic market. Terms were not disclosed.

LatinWorks Makes Splash at Super Bowl
A witty Bud Light commercial featuring Carlos Mencia as an English instructor has scored high marks on various polls measuring the popularity of Sunday's Super Bowl ads, allowing the LatinWorks ad agency to burst onto the national stage.

Hispanic TV Network Extends PBS Franchise
A new television network launching next month, V-me, launched in partnership with the Public Broadcasting System, represents the first Spanish-language multi-platform network to partner with American public television.


ON THE MOVE

'New' AT&T Assigns 11 top Hispanic Execs to New Posts
The newest version of AT&T Inc. is rearranging the executive suites of its combined operations. As part of that, 11 top Hispanic execs with Cingular, SBC, BellSouth and the "old" AT&T have received new postings in the new company's leadership team.

Molina Named Chairman of Long Beach Aquarium
Dr. J. Mario Molina, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc., has been named chairman of the board of directors for the The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif.


POLITICS

Richardson Not Quite the First ...
Benjamin Fernandez, a California financial consultant, ran in the Republican presidential primary in 1980, saying he was the first Hispanic to run for president.

New Congress Emboldens Cuban Democrats
A new generation of Democrats is working to lure Cuban Americans away from the Republican Party they have supported for decades.

HispanTelligence Research
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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.

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.

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

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Although the Hispanic population grows steadily larger, both in absolute terms and as a proportion of the American population, Hispanic representation in the boardrooms at the nation's biggest companies is not keeping pace, according to a survey by HispanTelligence.

2007 Boardroom Elite
Our annual list of Hispanics filling the seats of the U.S.'s most prestigious boardrooms.

Opening the Door for Opportunity
After spending most of his 88 years fighting for racial equality, Dionicio Morales' dedication has not wavered, nor his optimism.






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