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Immigration lawyers raised irate protests after the State Department and the immigration service abruptly withdrew tens of thousands of job-based visas they had offered last month to foreign professionals hoping to become permanent residents of the United States.

Business Could Cash In on Fence Contracts
While irate landowners and politicians are trying to fight construction of a wall in South Texas, the federal government has already begun lining up private contractors to do the work.

New York Nonprofit Names Hispanic CEO
Cynthia Rivera Weissblum has been named president and CEO of the Edwin Gould Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit focusing on under-served youth. She replaces former Chairman and CEO Michael Osheowitz, who retired this week.

Leading Computer Makers Reach Out to Hispanic Consumers
As millions of U.S. Hispanics connect to the Web at a robust rate, some consumer electronics companies, including Hewlett-Packard and Sony, are hoping those eyeballs translate into new computer buyers.


Latinos' Growing Clout Has Seized Candidates' Notice
The increased foot traffic at union events comes at a time when Latino voters around the country are poised to exercise unprecedented influence in the selection of the party nominees.

White House Blocks Congress Probe Into Prosecutor Firings
The Bush administration Monday invoked executive privilege to block requests by Congress for two former White House aides to testify in the legislature's probe into the firings of several federal prosecutors last year.

Richardson Ranks Second in TV Advertising Race
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is hoping his face time in local TV advertisements will pay dividends during the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries as the Hispanic Democratic candidate makes his run for the White House.


SBA Starts Patriot Loans to Help Veterans Launch Businesses
A new loan program should help returning veterans, as well as the families of fallen soldiers, launch and grow their own businesses. Toward that end, the Small Business Administration rolled out the Patriot Express Loan Initiative on June 28.

Small Loans Help Impoverished Third World Business Owners
The poor prosper, philanthropists profit, and now banks may join in.

SBA Rules Get Tougher on Qualifying for Federal Contracts
When is small no longer small? In an effort to open up more federal contracts to small businesses, companies that are acquired or merged with a larger company must immediately get recertified with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

HispanTelligence Research
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.

Search the 2007 HB 500...
Search the 2007 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

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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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.

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

Softening the Blow
Quarterly Economic Forecast: Consumers provide cushion for slowing U.S. economy.

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