Top Stories Complimentary Hispanic Business subscription
home sales, sales down, housing market
Sales of existing homes in the United States fell by 3.1 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.98 million units, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Monday.

More Internet retailers will offer special promotions on Cyber Monday, the day following the Thanksgiving weekend touted as the kickoff of the online holiday shopping season.

It's common knowledge that about the only hurdle to getting a mortgage in recent years was the ability to fog a mirror. But with the economy on the skids, the rules have changed. Lenders now continually are tightening standards and are increasingly unwilling to make any exceptions for fear they won't find a loan buyer on the secondary market.

U.S. government and Citigroup Inc. have negotiated a rescue of the troubled bank that includes a multibillion-dollar one-two punch to contain bank problems.

The transition team of President-elect Barack Obama is breaking records with the rapid-fire rate in which it is announcing high-level cabinet appointments. Today's reports suggest New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is in line to be selected as the next Secretary of Commerce. That appointment however does not exhaust the list of desirable Hispanic cabinet secretaries, say leading Hispanic political organizations.

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!

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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
technology, entrepreneur, innovators
Spotlighting three entrepreneurs that are utilizing innovative ways to go about their business. Getting a better handle on toxic waste is only the beginning.

Jazz classics, cool chocolates and a host of electronic gear are on tap for the holidays.

Ever heard the phrase, "one must spend money to make money?" With today's tight credit markets, that's one cliche in danger of fading from memory. To compensate, an increasing number of companies are spending a different kind of currency -- intellectual capital in the form of innovation. Regardless of industry or sector, it is the innovators -- those coming up with new technologies, or new, interesting ways to utilize existing technologies -- who are redefining successful business models.

From Los Angeles to Miami, Hispanic auto dealers innovate and tighten belts as they bump through tough economic times.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 - HOUSTON, TEXAS
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

You are subscribed as #EMAIL#
To UNSUBSCRIBE or manage your subscription options, go to

Please feel free to forward this newsletter

Send any comments or questions to:

Hispanic Business, Inc.
425 Pine Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93117