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Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Volume 4, Issue 15

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In the news this week...

More Loans For Minorities
Sacramento, the Central Valley and Northern California are the focus of a $500 million program to expand small-business lending in the state's ethnic communities.

Kodak's Exec Named One of 50 Most Important Hispanics in Business and Technology
Stevan G. Ramirez, Chief Quality Officer and vice president of Eastman Kodak Company, has been selected as one of the U.S.'s 50 most powerful Hispanic executives in technology and business by a leading Hispanic technology magazine, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology.

Mexican Bank Lending -- When and How Will It Resume?
Fitch Ratings released today a special report on the lending trends and the causes of the dramatic banking disintermediation in Mexico in the past few years.

24-Hour Hispanic Channel Launches in U.S.
Claxson Interactive Group Inc. announced the launch of its cable channel Infinito in the United States through Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey.

Is Small Biz Microsoft's Next Big Thing?
Just as thousands of programs run on top of Windows, Microsoft hopes other companies will create specialized applications for businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees such as architecture firms, doctors' offices, pharmacies and insurance companies.

SBA Envisions Government Procurement Fair in Denver
The leader of the U.S. Small Business Administration is reaching out to local business groups spread the word about government contracting opportunities.

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Bush in Bind on Hispanic Legislators' FCAT Plan
After three years in which the Republicans have spent millions wooing Florida's non-Cuban Hispanic "swing" voters, Gov. Bush is in a bind that could jeopardize those gains just in time to hurt the president's reelection.

Firms Share Ideas on Ethnic Markets
The nation's rising minority demographics are prompting corporate America to adopt multicultural marketing strategies, targeting ethnic consumers in their own languages and cultures.

Prospective Team Owner Likes Puerto Rico
Atlanta businessman Charles Vaughn said he has a plan and investors to buy a major-league team and move it to Puerto Rico.

Will Real Estate Be a Casualty of War?
The cost of the war with Iraq isn't limited to the billions of dollars the United States is spending on weapons, manpower and civilian relief. Nor will those costs cause the American economy irreparable damage.

Hispanic Marketer Wins Brandweek's Next Generation Marketer of the Year
Brandweek, an advertising trade journal, yesterday announced that Garcia was awarded its "Next Generation Marketer of the Year Award" in the packaged goods category for taking Mott's stagnant tomato juice product, Clamato, and making it a "star" in its juice product line.

GlobalHue Launches Hispanic Ads for Dodge Ram
In the first of three Hispanic ad campaigns launching, World-renowned conjunto musician Flaco Jiménez, lends his famed accordion skills to two :30 Spanish-language TV spots for the Dodge Ram 1500 Lone Star Edition.

From the current issue of

Hispanic Business magazine

Hispanic Outreach Takes Off
The Federal Aviation Administration stands out among government agencies emphasizing Hispanic recruitment and retention.

Affirmative Action Front and Center
The Supreme Court will consider two related cases with implications for college-bound Hispanics.

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