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Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales as he prepared to answer questions Tuesday. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Adding to the pressure facing Alberto Gonzales, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday that he would give the attorney general one week to amend testimony to the panel that has been sharply challenged by other officials, past and current.

Bush, Congress Dig in For Fight Over Privilege
In an escalating conflict between Congress and President Bush over the privileges and prerogatives of the presidency, the two sides could be headed for a court battle that outlasts Bush's term in office, pushing the outcome of any congressional investigation over the firings of federal prosecutors into the next administration.

U.S. Trade Limits With Cuba to Stay
The House on Friday rejected an initiative to ease restrictions on U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba, virtually burying any chance that U.S. policy toward the island could be relaxed by Congress this year.

Activist Plans Boycott During Super Bowl
An organizer of two marches for immigration reform is planning a Hispanic boycott of their jobs during next year's Super Bowl week, in hopes of crippling the state's restaurant and hotel industry.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

IBM, IFC Launch a Small-Business Toolkit
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank, launched a new version of a free small-business toolkit specifically for small-business owners in emerging markets as well as women, black, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian entrepreneurs in the U.S., to receive highly developed business information, tools, and training services usually reserved for Fortune 1000 companies.

Business Encouraged to Reach Out to Latinos
A strong voice for Latino business is in Charlotte, the USHCC is pitching companies on selling to the nation's fastest growing minority population.


HISPANIC MARKET / ISSUES

Hispanic Advertising Pioneer Zubi Dies
Pioneering Hispanic advertising entrepreneur Teresa "Tere" Zubizarreta, founder of Miami-based Zubi Advertising, died of cancer this morning. She was 69.

Fueling Hispanic Pride
NASCAR is counting on Juan Pablo Montoya's popularity and success to attract fans.

'Environmental Racism' Allows Industrial Pollutants Near Minority Neighborhoods
Some environmental experts say the affected Houston neighborhoods, which are more than 90 percent Hispanic, illustrate a discriminatory national trend they call "environmental racism" in which hazardous polluting industries are routinely located closer to minority neighborhoods than white ones.

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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R. Marcelo Claure, CEO of Brightstar
Booming business among Hispanic-owned wholesalers drives this year's HISPANIC BUSINESS 500.

Shipping Revenues Growing Beyond Borders
Texas-based trucking company rules the road of the Transportation sector of the Hispanic Business 500.

Clinics, Insurers Report Strong Health
Molina Healthcare Inc., a $2 billion company based in Long Beach, California, dominates the service sector, which boasts more companies (173) than any other sector in the HISPANIC BUSINESS 500.






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