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A Pollo Campero restaurant
A Latin American chicken restaurant giant will be moving into Wal-Mart locations nationwide, an agreement that capitalizes on the rapidly expanding Hispanic market in Tampa and across the country.

Financial Service Firms Do Poor Job of Pitching Products to Hispanics
It's strange. The Hispanic market gets discovered. Then it gets dropped, then it gets discovered again. It's hot, it's important. But somehow Wall Street, insurance firms and mutual fund companies don't follow through.

Report Says More Minorities, Women Headed to College
Look around at the faces on a college campus these days and chances are you'll see more women than men, and an increasing number of minorities.

Cancer Gene Found in Minorities
A genetic mutation known to increase the odds of breast cancer in some Jewish women has been found in significant numbers of Hispanic and African-American breast cancer patients as well, underscoring the need for genetic testing across ethnic lines to determine who is at risk.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

For New Cowboys Stadium, a Diverse Group of Players
At the new Dallas Cowboys stadium, the roof steel is provided by a Hispanic firm, the electrical wiring is from a business owned by women, and the fire-protection systems are provided by an African-American company. These contracts are part of the team's promise to Arlington leaders to hire local minority business owners.

Firms Get Reprieve; ID Plan on Hold
Employers will get a pass this year on rules that would have required firing illegal immigrants.


POLITICS

Fewer Illegal Immigrants Enter United States in Fiscal 2007
U.S. border authorities arrested just under 877,000 illegal crossers in fiscal 2007, which ended in September, down 20 percent compared with the year before, The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

Immigration a Top Issue in Iowa
Iowa is not a border state. Its population is 91 percent white (compared with 66 percent across the United States). But as in North Carolina, Iowa's demographics are changing, and its immigration politics are heating up.

Richardson Ad Targets Top Tier on Iraq War
Struggling to climb into the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson began airing a sharply drawn television ad Wednesday in Iowa and New Hampshire seeking to steer the campaign debate back to the war in Iraq.

HispanTelligence Research
HB500
For more than two decades, the annual Hispanic Business 500 directory has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. A purchase of the 2007 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names; company addresses and telephone numbers; e-mail addresses for 375 companies and Web addresses for 430 companies; and company revenue and employees numbers for 2005 and 2006.

South Leads US in Fastest Hispanic Growth
The geographic dispersion of the U.S. Hispanic population continues. States with small Hispanic populations have shown the greatest growth in the last decade with seven of the 10 fastest-growing states in the South.

U.S. Hispanic Media Market: Projections to 2010
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.

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television
In a little more than 14 months, millions of television sets that rely on antennas will fade to black unless they are tuned into one of the country's biggest transitions in broadcast history.

Choosing Sides
In the halls of Congress and City Halls nationwide, from conference tables to comedy clubs coast-to-coast, the 2008 presidential campaigns have spent the fall gathering hundreds of key Hispanic endorsements.

Challenging Times for Univision
Univision's debt may threaten its multimedia dominance.






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