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Brad Garrett of Everybody Loves Raymond received a prostate exam on-air last Friday to show men that such a procedure doesn't have to be embarrassing, and in fact, can save lives. Mr. Garrett's unusual 'performance' took place as part of the "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon to benefit an organization of the same name.
This morning, at least one major online news outlet ran an erroneous story that United Airlines' parent company, UAL, has filed for bankruptcy. The company quickly denied the story, but before trading on the parent company's shares was halted, UAL's share price dropped significantly.
More and more Hispanics are getting into the franchise business. When you buy a franchise, you buy a whole basket of benefits -- the best of which are name recognition for your brand, the power of bulk purchasing and mass advertising, access to training, and a set formula to follow for your product or service. Here are six things you need to know before you invest.
The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to grow 41.8 percent in the next six years to 4.3 million, with total revenues surging 39 percent to more than $539 billion, according to new estimates by HispanTelligence. Spurred by growing entrepreneurial trends and affluence among the nation's largest minority population, the increase is expected to come at a robust rate of 8.5 and 8.7 percent, respectfully, over the next couple years.
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.
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Which schools offer the most to Hispanics? Which ones are at the forefront of recruiting, retaining, and offering quality higher education? HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Inc., annually assesses the nation's top universities for Hispanics in the fields of medicine, engineering, business, and law. Following are this year's 2008 Top 10 Engineering Schools for Hispanic Students.
While Toyota currently dominates the hybrid automobile market, having manufactured 82 percent of the hybrids sold in April, at least three major automakers are entering the competition in a big way. Toyota's Prius now accounts for more than 54 percent of all the hybrids sold, but Chevrolet, BMW and Honda are leading the way toward the next generation of 'green' cars, which go beyond hybrids.
Competition for the Diversity Elite 60 list was stiff this year. The point spread on which our research division's rankings are based showed that the gap between first place and 60th was closer than ever before. It's a sign that corporations are continuing to grow their diversity programs as understanding increases about the importance of workplace multiculturalism.
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