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    POLITICS

    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales with President Bush.
    Faced with allegations the Bush administration fired U.S. federal prosecutors for political reasons, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Tuesday acknowledged that "mistakes were made" but rejected Democratic Party calls for him to resign.

    Baca Retains CHC Chair, Awaits Vote on "Spreading the Power"
    Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.), the embattled chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, avoided an ouster by his fellow members on Tuesday, but the group will meet Thursday to vote on creating several co-chairmanships that would "spread the power" among members and possibly dilute Mr. Baca's authority.

    Chamber Honors Senator Martinez , Representative Reyes
    The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) presented Representative Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) with its President's Award and Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) with the Chairman's Award.


    BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

    Blending Latino Cultures Cristina Saralegui Kicks Off Collection
    In between the demands of her popular Latin talk-show, monthly magazine and daily radio program, Cristina Saralegui makes time for her other passion: decorating her home. This month, Saralegui's home dcor ideas become available to home decorators with the launch of the Casa Cristina Collection at Kohl's Department Stores.

    Humble Clinic Grows Into $450M Business
    In Miami, in the early 1960s, as the new Cuban immigrants struggled to make ends meet, a group of physicians and others, including Benjamin Leon Sr., an accountant, set up the Clinica Cubana in Little Havana.

    Top-Level Latino Executives Join Forces
    More than 20 of Greensboro, N.C.'s top Latino business executives have formed a group they hope will expand their role and visibility in the community and provide support to others coming to the Triad.


    HISPANIC MARKET

    Immigrant Money Attracts Banks
    The announcement came out with little fanfare: Citibank would offer secured Citi MasterCards to people who didn't have a Social Security number. It's similar to a Bank of America pilot credit card program disclosed by the Wall Street Journal last month that touched off a storm of debate about providing services to undocumented immigrants. But the Citibank program began in March 2004 -- three years ago.

    Study: Hispanics, African American Often Pay More for Home Loans
    Buying your own home was always seen as the ticket to the American Dream, but Hispanics and African Americans are paying more for that ticket, according to a study released Thursday looking at mortgage rates in five states.

    Immigration Debate Squeezes Some Businesses
    Businesses are hoping Congress will break the deadlock on immigration policy this year, worried that without new uniform national standards, they will be subject to hundreds of laws that increase their legal exposure, make it tougher to attract high-skilled workers and foreign capital, or sell to the immigrant market.

    HispanTelligence Research
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    U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has surged to nearly $700 billion and is projected to reach as much as $1 trillion by 2010. The rate of growth is nearly three times the overall national rate over the past decade.

    Search the 2005 HB 500...
    Search the 2005 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

    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.

    From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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    Frances Martinez Myers, chair of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP).
    Market downturn creates opportunities for home buyers. Real estate prices nationwide will continue to fall or remain flat before rebounding later this year, experts predict. That makes it a good time for Hispanic investors and first-time homebuyers to start shopping for deals, Ms. Myers says.

    Family Shares the Wealth
    Molina Healthcare Inc. was a family business for 23 years until it went public three years ago, growing the firm but also putting it under Wall Street's thumb.

    Corporate Courtship
    Hispanic entrepreneurs seek love from Hispanic-run funds.






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