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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...|
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.
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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