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Oswaldo Quintero, a Philadelphia businessowner, noticed the growth of the local Mexican community. (Ed HIlle/Inquirer)
U.S. Census data released today found that the Mexican population in the United States climbed 37 percent between 2000 and 2006, with Pennsylvania and New Jersey substantially outpacing the national trend.

Higher Subprime Rates for Blacks, Hispanics Baffling
Blacks and Hispanics were far more likely than whites to take out higher-cost subprime mortgages in 2006, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, even as a respected economic forecast center said the nation was in for a "near-recession experience" due to housing market turmoil.

AT&T Enlists Executive Unfazed by Big Trouble
AT&T Inc. Group President Ralph de la Vega has made a career of parachuting into troubled businesses and setting them right. Now de la Vega has a new assignment -- and it just may be the toughest of his career.

Hispanic Veterans Urged To Speak Up
Citing the impressive -- but largely unheralded -- history of Hispanic service in the U.S. armed forces, NM state Veterans Affairs Secretary John Garcia challenged Hispanics Thursday to tell their stories and preserve them for history.


POLITICS

New Immigration Battle Looms in Congress
Both parties in Congress are preparing to push new U.S. immigration measures, setting up new confrontations on the contentious issue.

Congress Considers Peru Trade Pact As Prelude to Tougher Deals
For advocates of free trade, Peru offers a glimmer of hope.

Republicans and Bush Condemned by Greenspan
The revered former Federal Reserve chairman, Alan Greenspan, lashed out against the Bush administration over the weekend, accusing the White House and the Republicans in a new book of swapping "principle for power" and allowing fiscal policy to run out of control.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

El Dorado: Lessons in Running a Family Business
Beginning with founder Manuel Capo 40 years ago, more than 30 family members from three generations have built one of the country's Top 50 furniture stores, in part by knowing how to navigate the kinds of challenges unique to family businesses.

GM Boosts Its Minority Suppliers
The James Group, a Detroit-based minority-owned logistics company, stands to double its size in coming years because of a recent surge of support from General Motors Corp.

How to Make SEO Work for You
To get a good ranking on Google, or any major search engine, you have to make sure your Web site is "search-engine optimized."

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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Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Texas journalist and professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez's role with the U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project has put her in the front ranks of the controversy over documentarian Ken Burns' latest epic for PBS, a 14-and-a-half-hour series on WWII that originally omitted the Hispanic contribution to the U.S. war effort.

Top 10 Best Law Schools for Hispanics
The Hispanic Business 2007 list of the top 10 Law schools for Hispanic students.

Top 10 Best Engineering Schools for Hispanics
The Hispanic Business 2007 list of the top 10 Engineering schools for Hispanic students.






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