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Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Volume 4, Issue 9

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In the news this week...

Hispanic Broadcasting, Univision Merger Grows One Step Closer
Shareholders of Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. of Dallas and Univision Communications Inc. of Los Angeles approved a proposed $2 billion merger Friday -- though it still must receive authorization from the Federal Communications Commission.

Latino Leaders Unite Against Estrada Nomination
Many Latino leaders of the broad and growing opposition to the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will come together at a press event on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.

Breakthrough Research Tool for the Hispanic Market
FGI Research, a leading provider of market research solutions, today announced the availability of its online panel of Hispanic consumers in the U.S.

NAMAD and Audi Announce Strategic Partnership
The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) and Audi of America, Inc. announced today that they have formed a strategic relationship that they hope will increase the number of ethnic minority dealers selling Audi products.

Manetta Joins President's Export Council
Beatriz (Betty) M. Manetta, president and chief executive officer, Argent Associates -- a featured RedWire company -- was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Presidentís Export Council (PEC), the premier national advisory committee on international trade.

Who Are the Power Brokers?
With great wealth comes the power to effect change. Here are the power rankings; the second number is the person's ranking on Forbes' list of the world's richest people.


Hispanic Facts
Here is a good compilation of Hispanic facts by Lexicon Marketing.

Wall St. Marks Three Years With the Bear
Barring dramatic changes at the last minute, Wall Street's season of discontent will hit its third anniversary in March. Measured in bear years, that's really old. In fact, according to a table of woe compiled by Morgan Stanley analyst Steve Galbraith, the current bear has been stalking us longer than any of its 20th-century ancestors.

Government Matchmaker
The government is holding its version of speed dating for small businesses next week in Orlando, Florida as part of a nationwide effort.

Hispanic Patients' Double Burden
"Hispanic Patients' Double Burden: Lack of Health Insurance and Limited English," highlights the increased difficulties Hispanics face in obtaining health care services.

Surprise: War Isn't Generally Good for Business
As a general principle, war is hell on free markets, open trade, and prosperity in general. Yesterday's announcement of plunging consumer-confidence numbers is only the latest manifestation of the economic drag being created as tensions mount in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Linda De Jesus-Cutler Named One of Crain's "40 Under 40" Rising Stars
Linda De Jesus-Cutler, President of The Bravo Group, the leading U.S. Hispanic integrated marketing communications agency, has been named as one of Crain's New York Business annual "40 under 40" rising stars.

From the current issue of

Hispanic Business magazine

Hispanic Business Stock Index Debuts
In the same way that other leading indexes track countries or industries, the HBSI provides a spot-check barometer of conditions for companies in the U.S. Hispanic market.

The Hispanic Market Goes Wireless
In the U.S. and Latin America, Hispanics offer an accessible, growing demographic for the telecommunications giants.

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