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The GOP may be saying goodbye to advances President Bush made in recruiting minorities to the party. (Eric Draper)
In recent years, you couldn't throw a maraca around a room full of GOP politicians without hitting one who was trying to convince Hispanics that Republicans were their new best amigos. The same can be said for the GOP's outreach to black Americans. But, another debate tonight will have four GOP no-shows.

'08 Tax Plans Claim Gain Without Pain
Every campaign season has its quick fixes, its too-easy answers, the improbable promise of gain without pain. This time, tax cuts for the wealthy are the easy target.

Pelosi Criticizes Border Fence
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a plan to build fencing along parts of the Mexico border a "terrible idea" that overlooks local communities.


HISPANIC MARKET

Brands Building Share Among Hispanics
Brand marketers looking to win customers in Hispanic markets in the U.S. must take account not only of the usual market data of purchase and consumption, but also softer factors such as length of U.S. residence, preference for speaking only Spanish and cultural reactions to products.

New Chief is First Hispanic to Lead TxDOT
The Texas Department of Transportation has a new chief executive. Engineer Amadeo Saenz becomes the first Hispanic to serve as executive director of the sprawling state agency in its 90-year history.

Border Region Economic Links Focus of Forum
With all the debate about illegal immigrants, post-Sept. 11 security checks and walls along the U.S.-Mexican border, it is easy to forget the economic ties that bind San Diego County and the communities of northern Baja California.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

State's Minority-owned Bank Creating Wealth
A former Wall Street banker who founded the state's only minority-owned community bank is seeking to level the financial playing field for everyone, especially members of the minority community here and across the state.

Wisconsin Launching Effort to Attract New Businesses
In a blunt admission that Wisconsin lags other states in recruiting new businesses, the Doyle administration announced Thursday that it's ramping up efforts to join the fiercely competitive game of business attraction.

World Business Made Possible in Fresno
Lemoore native Marc Raygoza helps Web retailers sell, ship internationally.

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.

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Viva Dodgers 2007
Sports franchises work to gain, retain interest of valuable fan base.

Compounding Opportunity
New banks aim to serve the growing number of Hispanic-owned businesses.

The Stars Align: The 100 Most Influential Hispanics
The Hispanic Business 100 Most Influential Hispanics® list always presents a stellar assembly, but perhaps this year – with two astronauts, a NASA engineer, the writer behind the newest Star Trek theatrical film, and the NASA Vision Award-winning writer for two Star Trek TV series – it's more star-struck than usual.






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