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SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Tillie Hidalgo Lima, Best Upon Request CEO
With the ability to provide services that combine the resourcefulness of a concierge and the usefulness of an errand runner, Best Upon Request aims to help customers balance both work and life.

Brightstar Gets '$100' Laptop Contract
Brightstar, a Miami-based technology distributor, has been picked to lead an international campaign to put laptops in the hands of any kid who can come up with $100, according to the nonprofit running the operation, One Laptop per Child.

Home-based Agents Make Tradeoffs to Avoid the Office
Many large companies are turning to home-based agents in the United States to do customer service, sales and technical support work as an alternative to outsourcing those jobs overseas. At the same time, more and more people are becoming home-based agents in order to have a flexible work schedule on their own terms.


POLITICS

Free-trade Pacts Never An Easy Sell
The president has entered the fray on pending free-trade agreements, but getting them approved can mean a bruising battle.

Fla. GOP Pledges to Woo Blacks, Hispanics -- Again
When Florida Republicans gather next weekend for their Presidency IV convention and a FOX News presidential debate, they'll also hear a pitch for drawing more blacks and Hispanics into the fold. For at least some of the 3,000 delegates gathered at Disney World, the theme will sound oh, so familiar.

Gonzales Hires Defense Lawyer
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has hired a defense attorney to represent him during congressional and Justice Department investigations.

Judge Halts Bush's Immigration Rule
U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco has ordered an indefinite delay to a central measure of the Bush administration's new strategy to curb illegal immigration.


HISPANIC MARKET

Race Disparities in N.Y. Mortgages
Black and Hispanic New York home buyers were more likely to get high-interest subprime mortgages than similar-income white buyers, a university analysis found.

Grocer to Target Latinos
Avanza Supermarket -- stores designed to serve the Latino marketplace and carry an extensive variety of authentic Latino products -- is coming to Omaha.

White House Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
"Hispanic Americans enrich our country with their talents and creativity and hard work," said President Bush, speaking from the Rose Garden Wednesday. "Hispanic Americans are living the dream that has drawn millions to our shores -- and we must ensure that the American Dream remains available for all."

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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Lorena Feijoo performs with Joan Broada in a San Francisco Ballet production. Photography: Erik Tomasson.
They emigrated over creative and not political differences, but Cuba's Feijoo sisters have launched an artistic invasion of the United States that their homeland's masters must envy. They are boosting a very old art form's bottom line as a new generation and new demographic take heed.

Battling an Epidemic
Doctors are warning U.S. Hispanics of a pending Diabetes boom.

The Final Say: Gilbert F. Casellas
As chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1994-97, Gilbert F. Casellas was a vigorous enforcer and educator. He continues those efforts, both as an employment-law attorney at the Washington D.C. law firm of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky, and in the nonprofit world.






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