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U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
The U.S. Senate is poised to vote today on a no-confidence measure directed at embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, but he'll be absent from the nation's capital. Instead, he will be in Miami this morning to talk about terrorism.

Legislators, Hispanic Groups Lament Immigration Reform Setback
Reaction to the Senate's failure Thursday night to move the immigration reform legislation was swift, with most Hispanic members of Congress and organizations saying it was an unfortunate setback.

Martinez Shrugs Off Criticism and Poll Figures to Focus on Bill
Florida Sen. Mel Martinez has earned praise from President Bush and his fellow senators for tirelessly negotiating a politically tricky immigration bill -- but the effort may be costing him points at home, a new poll suggests.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Hispanic Group's President Resigns to Focus on Voters
Jose "Pepe" Lopez, the 10-year president of Broward's most influential Hispanic group, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, wants the country's fastest-growing minority group to flex its political muscle at the polls.

Telecom Entrepreneur Heads D.C.-area Chamber
Virginia businessman Danny Vargas knows the importance of community involvement.

How to Generate Real Customer Loyalty
But how does a company ensure that its loyalty program achieves effective share of heart? Here are five principles to consider.


FINANCE

Blacks, Hispanics Lag in Planning for Retirement, Poll Finds
Fewer people are saving for retirement these days, but Hispanics and blacks are falling farther behind in setting money aside, a new poll shows.

Bernanke: The Dilemma Ahead
For quite a while, it looked as if the U.S. housing slump would be Topic A for the Federal Reserve this year, as overall economic growth moderated and inflation remained [mostly] in check. But that assessment has been turned on its head in recent days.

Commentary: Rebound?
The Commerce Department last week released the bad news that it had reviewed downward the estimate for the rate of growth of the U.S. economy during the first quarter of this year from 1.3 percent to a meager 0.6 percent.

HispanTelligence Research
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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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Anthony “Tony” Batarse Jr. worked at his father’s Ford dealership in El Salvador before coming to the U.S. and eventually buying his own dealership.
CEOs reflect on 25 years of making the HB500.

The Birth of the 500
Hispanic Business magazine's elite list of top Hispanic-owned companies turns 25.

Trade is a Political Game of Give and Take
Washington Insider: Although the most salient disagreement between the administration and the new Democratic majority in Congress is over Iraq, trade long has been a bone of contention, especially as President Bush has struggled to retain so-called "fast track" authority.






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