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Nike helped with L.A. Red Shield's new Soccer Field -- Before and After
Throughout Los Angeles, underserved Hispanic communities are being improved through a fantastic combination of recycling technology and sports. It's Nike that's 'kicked off' this unprecedented recycling effort. In a program likely to educate and inspire children to recycle beyond bottles and cans, the Oregon-based athletic footwear and clothing giant has developed an intriguing process for turning old shoes into sports courts.

Brad Garrett Promotes Cancer Research by Getting a Prostate Exam On-Air
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.

United Bankruptcy Story Reprint, Now Six Years Old, Causes Loss
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.

Six Things You Should Know Before Buying a Franchise
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.

HispanTelligence Research
Hispanic Economy in Transition Cover Art
Hispanics are now the largest ethnic minority in the United States and during the past decade, U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has rapidly increased. This report takes an in depth look at how today's Hispanic Economy is transitioning into an economic power in the U.S. Click here for the executive summary and table of contents!

Hispanic-Owned Businesses: Growth Projections to 2012
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.

Purchase the 2007 Hispanic Business 500 Directory
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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
40 Years of Celebration: Highlights Taking Place During Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month marks a special opportunity to highlight the rich culture and history of Hispanics in the United States, which many organizations do through concerts, festivals, exhibits, lectures, parties and ceremonies recognizing the outstanding achievements of business and community leaders. Here are some highlights of the month's festivities.

Top 10 Engineering Schools for Hispanic Students, 2008
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.

Major Auto Makers Take Aim at Toyota in Battle for Green Market Shares
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.

More Companies Embrace Diversity While Battle Over Talent Begins
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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