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Soaring gasoline prices, which are pinching consumers' pockets, are also putting a drain on Wall Street investments, analysts said.
With more Americans believing that high-priced fuel is here to stay, many are finding ways to mitigate the pain at the pump. And some employers are pitching in.
An index of future home sales rose unexpectedly in April to the highest level since October, as bargain hunters dipped into the depressed housing market, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said today. The pending sales index is supposed to be a leading indicator for the housing market, based on contract signings that usually lead to actual sale closings in one or two months.
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.
HispanTelligence estimates that existing trends support the projections of at least 2.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses generating close to 388.7 Billion Dollars in revenues in 2008 according to a new report released by Hispantelligence. With a compound annual growth rate of 9.1 percent over the last 5 years, Hispanic-owned businesses are increasingly impacting the overall U.S. Economy.
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The Hispanic Business 500 have endured turbulent economic times before, but market conditions proved especially bearish for U.S. Hispanic companies in 2007. Revenues for this year's HB 500 slid backwards 0.6 percent to $36.1 billion. It is the first such dip since 2002, and only the third in the directory's 26-year history. It should come as no surprise that more than 41 percent of CEOs cited market conditions as the top barriers to growth in 2007.
In 1982, Gabriel Garcia Marquez won the Nobel prize for literature, Michael Jackson won praise for "Thriller," and E.T. won hearts at the movies. And in a sunny corner of Scotland, barley and malt began a 25-year journey to Ignacio Sanchez's whiskey glass in New York City. At a shade under $300 for a 750-milliliter bottle, Chivas 25 is no average Scotch. It nestles on the shelf with other luxury whiskeys, most of which are single-malt Scotches, not blends. Find out why Chivas 25 has proven its appeal among Hispanics.
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