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Famed Tejano singer-songwriter Emilio Navaira III underwent emergency brain surgery after he was critically injured in a tour bus smashup in Houston. Navaira, 45, was one of eight people hurt in the accident.
Faced with massive resistance from stockholders, the U.S. bank JPMorgan Chase Monday upped its offer for the ailing investment bank Bear Stearns to $10 a share. JPMorgan originally offered two dollars a share.
News giant the Associated Press has announced the creation of the World Spanish Desk, consolidating and reorganizing AP's Spanish-language staff to benefit members and subscribers in the United States and Latin America who receive AP news in Spanish.
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.
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Sooner or later entrepreneurs will need business capital, and while private equity is one of the most coveted forms of funding, it remains the most elusive. This is especially true for minority-owned enterprises. While Hispanics and African Americans make up 28 percent of the U.S. population, only 1 percent of venture capital is going to minority communities. This troubling statistic is what drove led to the creation of The Marathon Club--an organization whose primary focus is to increase the flow of capital to minority entrepreneurs.
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.
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