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Democrats Face Showdown in Texas
Next month's showdown in the Lone Star State offers one of the last big delegate paydays and the prospect of bragging rights for two Democratic candidates in hot pursuit of their party's nomination. Polls, however, indicate the race in Texas is tight.

America in 2050: More Hispanic
By the year 2050, 29 percent of the population will be Hispanic, nearly 1 in 5 Americans will be foreign-born, and non-Hispanic whites will become a minority, accounting for only 47 percent of the population, according to a study by the nonpartisan, Washington-based Pew Research Center.

Castro Steps Down
Fidel Castro, saying it would be a "betrayal of my conscience" to continue to rule, announced he is stepping down after nearly 50 years as Cuba's leader.

The New Tax Rebates: Reading the Fine Print
Here is some of the fine print on the new economic stimulus package that was signed into law by President George W. Bush.

Strong Skepticism For Stimulus Package to Boost U.S. Economy
The Bush administration was ambitious when it launched the two-year, multi-billion-dollar stimulus package, but many experts voiced strong skepticism that such a plan might fail to fend off a possible recession.

HispanTelligence Research
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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Uphill climb
This year's Hispanic Corporate Elite operated in a volatile economy; a year dominated by rising energy prices, growing threats of global warming, and a tsunami-size subprime mortgage crisis. Their response was to soldier on, keep producing the results that got them to their lofty posts, and adjust and execute business plans their companies set in place.

2007 EOY Awards
Our annual awards for Trade Industry, Latina, Rising Star and InfoBusiness.

Global Market Could Be Silver Lining
The critical question, as we enter 2008, is knowing the extent of the crisis in the financial sector and how it will affect the real economy.

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