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Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Volume 4, Issue 10

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In the news this week...

First National Hispanic Mortgage Banking Association Debuts
The National Hispanic Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association (NHMBBA) has been formed to assist the President of the United States, HUD, FANNIE MAE and all other organizations to promote Hispanic minority homeownership.

Hispanic Digital Network™ Launches
Hispanic PR Wire (HPRW) and the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) have joined forces to establish the Hispanic Digital Network™ (HDN), enabling NAHP member publications to migrate their news online.

Hispanic-, Woman-Owned Vanguard Communications Named Agency of the Year
For Vanguard Communications, winning PR Week's prestigious Mid-Size Agency of the Year Award was just the beginning. The Hispanic woman-owned public relations firm then went on to win the coveted title of Agency of the Year at the PR Week Awards 2003 Ceremony, held in New York last week.

NBC Caters Cable Station to Hot Hispanic Market
Fans of the gritty NBC crime drama Kingpin, with its cool soundtrack, might want to punch the new mun2 network on their remote controls.

Estrada Struggles with Curse of 'First'
Miguel Estrada's biggest problem is not that he is or isn't qualified for the coveted judgeship President Bush intends for him. Estrada's bane is the moniker "first" -- as in the "first" Hispanic to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

U.S. SBA Names CIT Number One Minority Lender
Underscoring its commitment to helping minority-owned small businesses across the nation, CIT Small Business Lending (CIT SBL) last week announced it has been named the nation's top minority lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


Research Shows 65 Percent of U.S. Hispanics Are Online
Research organisation Arbitron and Edison Media Research has found that the digital divide between African-Americans and Hispanics in the U.S. is falling.

Microsoft to Roll Out IM Tool for Business
Microsoft is making a major push into the instant messaging market for business, releasing a test version of server software last week that lets corporations run instant messaging services on their networks.

English-language Loft to be Published
Zoom Media Group of Miami Beach plans to publish an English-language version of its trendy Latin American men's lifestyle magazine, Loft, aimed specifically at the Miami market, the company said.

Study Shows Ethnic Radio Growing
Formats targeting African-Americans and Hispanics continued to grow in the Fall 2002 radio ratings survey, according to an analysis of the formats and ratings by Katz Media Group.

Consumer Spending Falls Amid War Fears
Manufacturing barely grew and consumers cut spending amid worries about a possible war with Iraq, ominous signs for an already troubled economy.

La Raza and Citigroup Partner to Revitalize Hispanic Communities
Citigroup today announced a $105 million strategic partnership with the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

From the current issue of

Hispanic Business magazine

Sunshine State Summit
Florida conference serves as prototype for regional events supported by new Coalition of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

Company Crisis: CEO Under Fire
Experts and executives tell how to react when the unforeseen happens at your firm.

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