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Demonstrating yet again the potency of the immigration issue, the Senate fell short Wednesday of the 60 votes necessary to debate the Dream Act, a bill that would give young, undocumented immigrants the possibility of citizenship if they were brought illegally to the U.S. as children.

Bush to Talk Tough, Urge Change in Cuban Rule
President Bush, in a hard-line speech crafted for an international audience, will call for democracy and freedom in Cuba.

Richardson Wants 'Energy Revolution'
There were far more empty chairs than people at ArtFare in Tucson, where Richardson spoke for about an hour, outlining an environmental plan that calls for better fuel efficiency and the development of renewable, clean energy.


HISPANIC MARKET

BRIEF: Pharmed Files for Bankruptcy
Pharmed, once one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Miami.

First Latino Named President of American Cancer Society
Elmer Huerta, MD, MPH, has been named the new president of the American Cancer Society, the first Latino to hold the position in the Organization's 94-year history.

Despite Embargo, Cubans Get Inheritances
Since 2003, Cuba and the United States have cooperated closely to settle lawsuits and cases of inheritance involving more than $50 million and hundreds of Cuban families on both sides of the Florida Straits.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Ethics Costs Going Up for Selling to U.S.
The federal government has quietly proposed changes to its procurement policy that could cost local businesses tens of thousands of dollars on new ethics-compliance programs.

Minority Business Expo to Offer Networking Help
Women and minorities can learn more about doing business with the city Thursday during the Virginia Beach Minority Business Council's Conference and Expo.

Group Aims to Nurture Latino Professionals and Entrepreneurs
Although it is the largest minority in the United States, Latinos occupy only 5 percent of the top positions in the country's firms, a situation that the Hispanic Alliance for Career Advancement, which for a quarter-century has been training and molding future Hispanic leaders, intends to change.

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.

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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A Champ Cart at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Champ Car World Series, an open-wheel auto racing organization, has emerged as an unlikely challenger to mainstream U.S. sports for the attention of the affluent Hispanic consumer.

Toes For Business
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.

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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