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New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday he supports Hillary Clinton's decision to remain in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation," the former candidate for the Democratic nomination said the New York senator was right to remain in the campaign battle despite trailing Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in delegate voting. Yet Richardson did add that the political infighting between the two top Democratic candidates should stop.

Cubans Can Stay at Hotels--But Rates Will Deter Most
With the end of a government ban that was in place for at least 15 years, Cubans can now stay at island hotels, a largely symbolic move in a country where a nice hotel room can cost about $200 a night -- the average annual salary for a state job. Though not formally announced by the government, several hotels reached Monday confirmed the end of the so-called "tourism apartheid."

Navaira at Center of Pivotal Medical Trial
Brain-injured Grammy award-winning singer Emilio Navaira is at the center of a groundbreaking medical trial at a Houston hospital, his doctors say.

Microsoft Will Not Raise Yahoo Offer
Software-giant Microsoft has no intention of increasing its multi-billion takeover bid for internet company Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

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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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The Winner's Circle: Hispanic Business Magazine's Elite Women
Today, due to advancements in women's rights and education, more Hispanic women than ever are rising to the top of the corporate, government, and academic hierarchy. Every April since 2003, Hispanic Business magazine has reported on the notable achievements being made by Hispanic women. Read the full text of this article for the reveal of this year's Woman of the Year and Elite 20.

Tenacious Trailblazer: Sandra Hernandez, Public Health Pioneer, is Hispanic Business Woman of the Year®
Dr. Sandra Hernandez is a relentless supporter of the poor and uninsured, even in the face of great opposition continues her fight for them -- and continues to win. She was the first Hispanic and first woman to serve as public health director for the city and county of San Francisco; now she's chief executive officer of the San Francisco Foundation -- where again is was the first woman and Hispanic in the post. The foundation, which distributes $60 million yearly, is dedicated to improving access and quality health care for the underserved.

U.S. Economy's Underlying Strengths Limit Recession Threat
Analysts are estimating U.S. mortgage losses could reach the $400 billion mark; consumers are experiencing a wealth deterioration due to declining stocks and home prices and increasing inflation; businesses are confronted with softening sales. Even so, analysts are mixed on whether the U.S. is headed for an official recession. This latest installment of Hispanic Business magazine's economic forecast attempts to provide an objective look at the matter, as we assesses the economy's current balance sheet and its prospects for 2008.






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