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A traditional epiphany cake.
If you think the holiday shopping season is over, you're wrong. A growing number of retailers are promoting the Hispanic tradition of celebrating Three Kings Day every Jan. 6 as a way to extend the buying season past Christmas and connect with Hispanic customers.

Asians, Hispanics Believe in the American Dream More Than Blacks
Most Asians and Hispanics believe the American dream can be achieved through hard work, while blacks remain skeptical of equal opportunities to succeed, according to a recent poll.

Hispanic Boom in South Florida Favors Republicans
At one time, they were political kingmakers. But no more. Blame demographic changes at the senior condo communities of Sunrise Lakes in Sunrise, and Century Village in Pembroke Pines. It is forcing the Democratic strongholds to redefine their role in the Jan. 29 election, which includes the presidential primary.


SMALL BUSINESS / ENTREPRENEUR

Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hits 5-year mark
December marks the fifth anniversary of the incorporation of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Jorge Ribas hopes next year will be better.

The Honey Project Empowers Teen Entrepreneurs
The Honey Project is a program tied to the Junior Achievement Youth Entrepreneurship Program and the Minority E-Commerce Association -- also known as MECA. It selects 15 Broward high school students to run the business, which sells organic African honey.

Blogging, As a Small-business Tool
To its true believers at small businesses, it is a low-cost, high-return tool that can handle marketing and public relations, raise the company profile and build the brand.


POLITICS

Iowa Democrats Like Their Options
Although polls suggest the Democratic race in Iowa is a tossup among Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, the party faithful here uniformly name Richardson and Sens. Joe Biden of Delaware and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut as acceptable alternatives.

Immigration a Primary Issue
While Americans -- especially Republicans -- increasingly identify "illegal immigration" as important to their vote, many polls suggest that the nation's views are more nuanced than the rhetoric of many candidates.

Huckabee Seeks Cuban-American Support
Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee began Wednesday shooting pheasants in a snow-covered Iowa field -- and ended it collecting campaign cash in sunny South Florida.

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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
Create Your Hispanic Business Classified Ad Now!
Print and television media still lead online spending among top advertisers.
Hispanic Business magazine's annual list of the top advertisers to the U.S. Hispanic market, from June 2006 to July 2007.

The Final Say: Roberto Suro
Roberto Suro grew up in the United States listening to stories about his mother's family-owned newspaper, El Telegrafo, in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He left journalism to launch, as its director, the Pew Hispanic Center, focusing his efforts on producing research about the growing U.S. Hispanic population. But in 2006, he returned to journalism as a professor at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism to help mold future journalists.

Upgrade to Digital ... It's the Law
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.






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