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HISPANIC MARKET

David Perez
Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group has announced the marriage of strategy and data with the merger of Hispanic marketing strategy firm Latin Force LLC and Geoscape International Inc., a consumer intelligence and data analytics company. The new company's name is Latin Force Group.

Latinos Split on English Only
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and 80-year-old Luis Salinas of Sacramento have more in common than one might think. Both are immigrants, both speak with thick accents, and both are strong proponents of Latino immigrants turning off the Spanish channels and catching some "Andy Griffith Show" reruns instead.

New America Alliance Honors Hector and Norma Orci
The New America Alliance (NAA) has selected Hector and Norma Orci -- co-founders of the prominent Hispanic advertising agency La Agencia de Orci & Associates -- to receive the H. Frank Dominguez Philanthropists of the Year Award.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Starting a Business in a Crowded Market
The key to business success isn't finding an empty field, but defining your company narrowly -- no matter how crowded a marketplace you're entering.

Three Colorado Chambers Form Alliance
Three local chambers of commerce -- the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber, the Black Chamber and the Hispanic Chamber -- came together Thursday to announce an alliance that leaders hope will bring additional clout.

Succession Planning Without an Heir
Most family businesses don't survive the transition to a new owner. Here's how to find a suitable successor to ensure yours does.


POLITICS

Supreme Court Eases Rule on Political Ads
The Supreme Court on Monday loosened the restrictions on what companies and unions can spend on television advertisements just before elections, and in so doing may well have affected the thinking of political strategists for the 2008 elections.

Immigration Bill Survives Procedural Hurdle
The U.S. Senate today voted 64-35 on a parliamentary procedure to continue debate on the bipartisan immigration reform bill. A similar vote failed two weeks ago. The vote in no way guarantees the bill's eventual passage. Some of the Republicans who supported the debate have indicated they ultimately may vote against the measure.

Huge Increase for Cuban Democracy Plan
A huge U.S. House-approved increase for a program to promote democracy in Cuba is a victory for opponents of Fidel Castro.

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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Marcelo Claure, Brightstar CEO
Cellphone distributor Brightstar tops revenues in the HB500 2007 list.

It's Your Money: Five Ways to Play Ball with Your Investments
You don't need to run a major league baseball team or even your own business to let baseball work for you as an investor. This month, I would like to go over a few lessons from the playing field that should help you score a few runs with your portfolio.

Lasting Power
CEOs reflect on 25 years of making the HB500.






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