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President Bush addresses a briefing on comprehensive immigration reform at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Friday, June 1, 2007.
Friday marked another big day for the White House campaign to pass the immigration deal pending in Congress. Two Cabinet members held a briefing for reporters, and the president himself went before cameras to push the plan. Left off the program: Al Gonzales.

Ga. Lawmaker Wants State's Goods to Be Sold in Cuba
Seeing a chance to sell Vidalia onions to one of the last Communist bastions on the planet, Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia this week softened his opposition to U.S. trade with Cuba following a visit to the island nation.

Justice Department Investigators Broaden Their Inquiry
The Justice Department is expanding its internal inquiry to look into new allegations that senior department officials improperly filled career jobs based on applicants' Republican or conservative credentials.


BUSINESS

Spanish-Language Media Company Elects New Member To Board of Directors
Gilbert R. Vasquez has been elected to the board of directors of Entravision Communications Corp., a diverse Spanish-language media company.

Group Wants More Hispanic Dealers to Sell Import Brands
Hispanic auto dealers, suppliers and national leaders of major Latino business organizations plans to meet with senior representatives of Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai and BMW this month at the first National Latino Automotive Conference.

Tech Coast Angels Pray Early Stage Investments Will Be Heavenly
The name Tech Coast Angels might be reminiscent of a certain motorcycle gang. But these angels aren't raising Cain at rock concerts. They are a 270-member-strong group of early stage "angel" investors at the ready with their checkbook for good investments.


TECHNOLOGY

Dawn of the Ultra-Mobile PC
When Jeff Hawkins speaks, people in the tech business take heed. After all, Hawkins, founder of Palm, has invented three breakthrough gizmos--GRiDPad, one of the first tablet computers; PalmPilot, the first hit personal digital assistant; and the Treo smartphone.

Portable Navigation Device Market Booming
When Nicole Testani got something in the mail earlier this year from AAA that advertised a portable navigation device for $599, she started thinking about the technology.

Videoconferencing Goes High-definition
By using large flat-screen displays, cameras placed behind the displays and high-quality lighting and sound, several firms, including high-tech stalwarts Cisco Systems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., are betting they can create video-based meetings in which it is possible to interact with people, no matter how far away, as if they were in the same room.

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Search the 2007 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.

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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Hispanic Business magazine's elite list of top Hispanic-owned companies turns 25.

No. 1 Brightstar Leads Booming Sector; Overall List Sees Slower Growth
Welcome to the 25th Anniversary edition of the Hispanic Business 500, the premier listing of the top Hispanic-owned companies in the United States. Although it contains but 73 companies out of the HISPANIC BUSINESS 500, the wholesale sector rules the roost for the top Hispanic-owned companies in the nation.






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