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Voting Table
Voters in four states headed for the polls Tuesday in what some observers called pivotal in the race for the Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. president.

No Deal is a Sure Thing
When is a deal no longer a deal? That's a good question to pose to Restoration Hardware. The chain of 103 high-end home décor shops thought it had secured a happy ending for its shareholders when it received a cash buyout offer at $6.70 a share three months ago. The shares were trading at less than half that price at the time.

Texan Hispanics Split on Generation Lines in Democrat Race
While nobody was surprised to see veteran Texas Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. on stage at Hillary Clinton's first South Texas campaign rally, some heads did turn when his son, state Representative Eddie Lucio, III, stood next to Barack Obama at that candidate's first Texas event. The family split speaks volumes about the fight for the Hispanic vote in Texas, where Clinton and Obama are engaged in a pitched battle to win the Democratic presidential nomination. How Hispanics vote on March 4 could very well determine who wins the biggest state left in the 2008 race.

Daylight Savings Time Messes With Sleep
Losing an hour on this coming Sunday morning for daylight savings time can disrupt your internal body clock for the next week, sleep experts say. Our circadian rhythms, or internal body clocks, can easily get thrown off balance. Check out some experts' suggestions for optimal ways that you can transition into daylight savings time while staying as productive as ever.

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HB500
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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Money Surfer
The markets have taken a beating in the past few months and chances are so has your portfolio. Predictions are the markets will remain choppy in the near future, and the question on a lot of investors' minds is what should I do now? Seeking answers, we recently talked to some top financial experts from around the country. While there's no one-size-fits-all approach, all offered solid advice well worth considering.

In Sickness and in Wealth Management
Wealth happens, whether through strokes of fortune, like the lottery, or the old-fashioned way, like a gradual accumulation through years of perspiration and inspiration. What should you do with all of the money? Stashing the money under your mattress can't be fun.

Ice Energy is Making Green by Going Green: Hispanic Entrepreneur Taps into a Clean Energy Source
If Frank Ramirez had his way, his company's innovative cooling unit would be plugged into every commercial rooftop air conditioner in the United States -- a potential $30 billion market. Mr. Ramirez is chief executive of Ice Energy Inc., a manufacturer of an ice-chilled cooling system that takes the load off air conditioners during the day, when they're working their hardest and demand for electricity is at its highest.

Health Care Leads Sectors Attracting Capital; Health Care, Media, and Food Were Key Industries Gaining Investors in the 2007 U.S. Hispanic Market
The verdict is now in on how Hispanic-owned companies and those marketing to Hispanic consumers fared in 2007. By most accounts, it was a robust year for many Hispanic markets. A number of successful mergers and acquisitions and increased private equity investments generated a healthy flow of capital, stimulating sectors such as health care, media, food, and technology.






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