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UAW President Ron Gettelfinger signaled Sunday that the union is willing to reopen its contracts with the Detroit Three as a way to help the domestic automakers win support for federal loans as long as the companies and its executives also make sacrifices.

U.S. construction spending fell a steeper-than-expected 1.2 percent in October as home construction posted its biggest drop in three months, a Commerce Department report showed on Monday.

Barack Obama will hold a veto over Bill Clinton's $400,000-a-pop speaking engagements under a detailed legal deal that allows the former president's wife, Hillary Clinton, to become Secretary of State. The President-elect will unveil his national security team today, gambling that appointing the former first lady as foreign policy chief will restore some heft to American diplomacy.

An analysis of election results show in no uncertain terms that a major contributing factor of Barack Obama's Presidential victory was the Hispanic vote. Now he's made sure that Hispanics are a major element of his transition team.

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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...
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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.

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

Spotlighting three entrepreneurs that are utilizing innovative ways to go about their business. Getting a better handle on toxic waste is only the beginning.

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

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