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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.
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.
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.
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...|
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.
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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