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Tax Form
Here is some of the fine print on the new economic stimulus package that was signed into law by President George W. Bush.

Hispanics Hold the Key in Texas Vote
With the Democratic presidential nomination on the line, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are competing all out for Hispanic votes in next week's pivotal Texas primary.

Raúl Castro Succeeds Brother as President
Raul Castro, who has labored in the shadow of his brother Fidel since the days of the Cuban revolution, became the new president of the Communist island on Sunday, ending his brother's 49-year rule, as well as speculation that a younger generation would take power.

U.S. Existing-home Sales Fall to Lowest Level in Decade
Existing-home sales in the United States fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported on Monday.

Polls: Clinton Over Obama in Ohio, Virtual Tie in Texas
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is deadlocked with Sen. Barack Obama in Texas and holds a slender lead over him in Ohio, according to two new Washington Post-ABC News polls conducted ahead of the March 4 primaries in those states.

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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Jerry Porras
Stanford's Porras honored for his body of work with the Hispanic Business Lifetime Achievement Award.

Corporate Elite Face Steep Challenges
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.

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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