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Stocks Tumble Amid New Wall Street Landscape
A stunning makeover of the Wall Street landscape sent stocks falling precipitously Monday, with the Dow Jones industrials losing 500 points in their worst slide since the September 2001 terrorist attacks. Investors recoiled after a shakeup of the financial industry that took out two storied names: Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Merrill Lynch & Co.

Jill Greenberg's McCain Photos for Atlantic Monthly Criticized
The Atlantic Monthly magazine was blindsided last week with the news that Jill Greenberg, the photographer who shot a recent cover image of Sen. John McCain, deliberately used unflattering lighting and only did minimal touchups in an effort to cast the presidential candidate in a negative light. Ms. Greenberg also took the opportunity to photograph Sen. McCain using a discretely placed strobe light to make him appear monstrous for pictures she later digitally altered and posted on her Web site.

Ex-Californians Could damage GOP's Dominance in Nearby States
The territory from the Sierra to the Front Range of the Rockies has been a Republican stronghold for decades. But from when Bush first took the White House in 2000 to 2007, about 900,000 Californians moved to Nevada, Colorado, Arizona or New Mexico. Many have landed in metropolitan areas like Reno, Las Vegas, Denver, Fort Collins, Phoenix and Albuquerque, and some demographers say they tend to be politically left of the residents of the solidly red states they are joining.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2008: Hispanic Population
Hispanic Heritage Month 2008: Sept. 15 Oct. 15 In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16.

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...
Top 10 Companies Where Hispanics Are Among Highest-Paid Employees
We've shared our Diversity Elite 60, the companies nationwide that are the most successful at embedding diversity into their corporate culture. Now, check out the Top 10 Companies in many important subcategories that figured into the overall standings. Presenting our Top 10 Companies Where Hispanics Are Among Highest-Paid Employees.

Top 10 Companies for Workforce Diversity
We've shared our Diversity Elite 60, the companies nationwide that are the most successful at embedding diversity into their corporate culture. Now, check out the Top 10 Companies in many important subcategories that figured into the overall standings. First up, the Top 10 Companies for Workforce Diversity.

Polanco Fellows: A Capital Program that Changes Lives
Named after former state Senator Richard Polanco, a founder and chairman of the California Latino Caucus Institute, the Polanco fellowship program takes young, committed Hispanics who have overcome hardship and provides them with year-long, on-the-job Capitol training. The program, which began in 2003, gives young Latinos a taste of public policy and life inside the Capitol and offers a connection with people who can open doors.

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.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - HOUSTON, TEXAS
8:00AM - 10:00AM - NETWORKING BREAKFAST
A collaborative effort to bring together an elite handful of influential Hispanic business leaders, Hispanic Business Media has partnered with Aflac Insurance to present these exclusive opportunities to interact with top executives, leaders and thinkers. This is a unique chance to take a look behind the curtain, witness how these forward-thinking individuals operate and see how they have become a progressive force within the Hispanic business community. Call 305-852-3255 for more information or register online HERE

Thursday, November 6, 2008 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
DAYTIME CONFERENCE & EVENING GALA
The 2008 Hispanic Business magazine EOY Awards will be held this year at the luxurious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. We will once again recognize and honor Hispanic entrepreneurs who have demonstrated uncommon drive, innovative courage, prosperity and civic responsibility. Call 805-964-4554 x 308 for more information or register online HERE






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