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Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Volume 4, Issue 26

In the news this week...

Florida Businesses Get Federal Boost
Minority entrepreneurs say it can be difficult to get a foothold in business. But help is on the way in Florida.

Bush Reaps $3 Million in Florida
The Little Havana speech marked a two-fer for a president who considers winning Florida key to his reelection: courting seniors and Cuban Americans.

Grupo Televisa Chief Considers U.S. Citizenship to Pursue Bid
Grupo Televisa SA Chief Executive Emilio Azcarraga Jean plans to apply for a U.S. citizenship in order to pursue a possible merger with Univision Communications Inc.

SBA, Ford, NAMAD Ink Agreement to Help Ownership Opportunities for Minorities
Administrator Hector V. Barreto of the U.S. Small Business Administration today announced the signing of a co-sponsorship agreement with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) and Ford Motor Company as participants in the SBA's Emerging Market Automotive Program.

More Than 8 Million Could Lose Overtime Pay
More than eight million professionals would lose their overtime pay under a Bush administration proposal to change the types of jobs that must receive more money for extra work, says a study by a union-supported think tank.

Latinos Aim for More Seats on Corporate Boards
Officials with the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility will try to convince corporate executives Monday that a boom in Hispanic consumers makes it good business to bring Hispanics into their company leadership.

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Democratic Presidential Hopefuls Woo Latino Leaders, Voters at Phoenix Rally
Six candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination ardently wooed a gathering of the nation's top Latino officials Saturday with campaign buttons, T-shirts, bumper stickers and sincere but often mangled Spanish.

Hispanic-Oriented Ads Have Crossover Potential for Mainstream Market
So what's the difference between a general market ad and one aimed at Hispanics?

Dallas Morning News Set to Launch Spanish-Language Daily Paper
Titled Al Dia, the newspaper will provide North Texas Hispanic residents with coverage of issues and events affecting their community. It is expected to debut in early October.

Ad Agencies Cash in on Growing Interest in Reaching Latino Consumers
With similarly distinctive ads for clients including Greyhound Lines, LatinWorks is making a name for itself in the fastest growing segment of the advertising industry: marketing to the United States' 38 million Hispanic residents.

Franchises An Up Investment in Down Times
Whether it's french fries or hubcaps, franchises are still a good way to own a business in these tough economic times.

Fostering Entrepreneurs in Hispanic Community Aim of New Pete Suazo Business Center
A business center aimed at mentoring Utah's Hispanic entrepreneurs is being launched in memory of the late Pete Suazo, Utah's first Hispanic senator.

Miami Vies To Host Pan-American Free Trade Zone
Miami, one of the United States' most Latin cities, is campaigning to become the home of a new pan-American trade bloc that aims to create a free trade zone across the western hemisphere in 2005.

From the current issue of

Hispanic Business magazine

Burt Automotive -- On Top Again
The Colorado-based auto retailer harnesses technology en route to becoming the nation's leading Hispanic-owned company.

Handicapping the 2003 Economy
A consensus forecast for the rest of the year points to a recovery based on renewed business investment.

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