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Gov. Bill Richardson speaks at the Utah Democrats dinner on Friday, July 13, 2007, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Steve C. Wilson)
Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Richardson, who once joked he was the poorest member of President Clinton's Cabinet, has seen his personal finances soar since leaving the federal government in 2001 as energy secretary.

Schwarzenegger's Judicial Picks Lack Diversity, Caucuses Say
Charging that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's record on judicial diversity has been deficient and is getting worse, the Legislature's minority caucuses are urging that funding for new judges be deleted from the budget.

Senate to Consider Bill Aiding Undocumented Students
The future of the DREAM Act, a proposal put forward five years ago with the aim of enabling undocumented immigrants to pursue a college education, may be decided this week in the U.S. Senate.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Hispanic Entrepreneurs Receive Guidance, Training From Orlando Nonprofit
The Hispanic Business Initiative Fund, which is partly supported by contributions from Orlando, Orange and Osceola counties and the Florida Legislature, is getting ready to launch its second phase of seminars this year.

How Much to Pay Yourself
Are there industry guidelines for how much officers of small companies [less than 10 employees] should pay themselves? Would it be 1 percent of sales? 10 percent?

Lowell Official Taking State Development Job
Lowell's first Latino city councilor, George Ramirez, announced yesterday that he was resigning his seat to take a job in the Patrick administration as general counsel for the Massachusetts Office of Business Development.


BUSINESS / HISPANIC MARKET

Survey: Hispanics Professionals Say Future Looks Bright
Hispanic professionals are better educated than their parents, optimistic about their future and generally younger than their non-Hispanic counterparts, according to a recent survey from the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement.

U.S. to Process Business Green Cards
A visa debacle for skilled workers has been resolved, with the State Department and the immigration service agreeing to process business-sponsored green card applications immediately.

MEDirect Board in Turmoil
A boardroom battle has erupted at Pompano Beach's MEDirect Latino, which accuses two former officers of using at least $200,000 in company money for their benefit.

HispanTelligence Research
Media
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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Ed Sanchez, CEO of Lopez Foods
An increased demand for prepared meals delivers profits for several food manufacturing companies in this year's HISPANIC BUSINESS 500.

Hispanic Retailers Prove to be Productive
Productivity was down for most of the sectors in this year's HISPANIC BUSINESS 500, but retail served as a glaring exception.

Bankers, Mortgage Lenders Seeing Green
The finance sector, the smallest segment in this year's HISPANIC BUSINESS 500 with 17 companies, showed a 3.8 percent increase in revenues, moving from $1.79 billion in 2005 to $1.86 billion in 2006.






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