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Friday, May 17, 2002

Volume 3, Issue 19

Hispanic Business Magazine

In the news this week...

New Ratings Methods May Benefit Spanish-Language Broadcasters
The Los Angeles Times reported on a new television ratings system, with potential benefits for Spanish-language broadcasters. Nielsen Media Research is close to unveiling a new system for surveying Spanish-speaking homes that could result in higher ratings numbers for Spanish-language broadcasters, in turn justifying higher ad rates. The news came during presentations to media buyers in New York with executives from Univision Communications Inc. and Telemundo Communications Group, the country's largest Spanish-language broadcasters.

Banks Reach Out to Immigrants
American financial institutions are increasingly focusing on what many see as a potential growth opportunity: newly arrived immigrants.

Hispanic Auto Dealer Receives Award
Franchise lauded for using technology to turn around a failing business.

CPI Rises 0.5 Percent
Labor Department officials said Wednesday the all-urban Consumer Price Index, a key indicator of inflation, rose for the fourth consecutive month in April.

Bill Seeks to Expedite Border Crossing
U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes(D-TX) has introduced a bill aimed at expediting passenger and business traffic at international border crossings.

Minority Special Agents Seek Unified Class Action
Black and Hispanic Federal Special Agents, both with pending discrimination class actions against the Department of Treasury, announced that they are seeking to consildate their suits.

Spanish Use on the Rise in U.S.
Spanish has become the second most commonly spoken language in the United States, which ranks fifth among the world's Spanish-speaking countries.

U.S. Publishers Opening Up to Spanish Book Market
Major U.S. publishing houses are beginning to target the booming U.S. Hispanic population with Spanish-language titles, previously the domain of niche publishers and overseas suppliers.

Smart Segmentation Key to Hispanic Market, Says Expert
Chrysanthe Georges, president of Adelante Hispanic Marketing, speaking at the annual Directo Days conference, shared views on targeting Hispanic customers through "smart segmentation."

Hispanic Caucus Joins HACR Board
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) today announced the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute as a new member of the HACR coalition.


From the current issue of

Hispanic Business magazine

Dialtone’s Unlikely Arc
Alvaro Albarracin’s company is that rarest of creatures – a successful Internet startup.

Bordering on Progress
Balancing security and the desire for expanded trade is an increasingly tall order for Mexican and U.S. officials.

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