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Thursday, February 21, 2002

Volume 3 Issue 8


In the news this week...

Index Reveals an Emerging Economic Momentum
A key barometer of the U.S. economy brightened in January, stoking hope that the recession is already ending, the Conference Board said this week. Lower interest rates, falling energy prices, and renewed consumer optimism can be credited for this shift.

Bankers Banned From Leaving Argentina
Nearly 20 top executives from five of Argentina's biggest banks were banned on Wednesday from leaving the country by a judge investigating allegations of illegal capital flight.

Hispanic Ad Agency Gets International Award
La Agencia de OrcŪ & Asociados, a national Hispanic marketing agency, has received an International Mobius Award in recognition of the agency's creative work for Verizon.

Consejo de Latinos Unidos: Govt. Figures Support Charges Against Tenet
In an interview on Fox Newswire, Tenet Healthcare came under fire as new evidence was unveiled supporting the allegation that Tenet overcharges uninsured Latinos.

Jefferson Awards Reach Out to Hispanic Population
For the first time in its history, the Jefferson Awards for public service are reaching out on a massive scale to U.S. Hispanics. Leading the nationwide, Spanish-language drive is Miami-based Radio Unica.

Latina to Run for Maryland Legislature
Salvadoran activist Ana Sol Gutierrez has announced her candidacy for the state legislature in Maryland, where no Latino has ever run before.

Sanchez Campaign Cancels Gubernatorial Debate with Morales
When the Univision television network withdrew its support for a Spanish-language debate between Texas gubernatorial candidates Tony Sanchez and Dan Morales, the Sanchez campaign threw in the towel - at least as far as the debates were concerned.

Wisconsin Chamber to Promote Business with Mexico
The U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce has set up a Midwest chapter to assist local companies that want to sell to or import products from businesses in Mexico.

NAHREP Applauds Increase in Hispanic Homeowners
According to the Homeownership Alliance, a Washington, DC-based coalition of housing-related organizations and enterprises, the U.S. Hispanic homeownership rate increased from 47.5% to 48.8% in 2001.

Latino Collegians Urged to Take Advantage of Background
Learning new ways to make their increasingly powerful voice heard, Latino collegians converged Friday at the National Hispanic Business Association Leadership Conference.

Georgia Hispanics Build Professional Network
The new Georgia Hispanic Network allows Hispanic professionals the opportunity to forge friendships that can help them overcome obstacles and improve their business success.

Event Announcement

According to the U.S Census, Hispanics will surpass African-Americans as the nationís largest minority group. In addition, buying power has been increasing among Hispanic consumers to almost $650 billion. Find out how your company can increase sales in this lucrative marketplace at World Research Groupís Food and Beverages for the Hispanic Consumer: Successful Product Development, Packaging and Targeting the Rapidly Expanding Hispanic Market Segment. Donít miss this event on April 16-17, 2002! Hear case studies, analyses and industry insights from the following experts: Nestle USA, Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up, General Mills, Hispanic Business, Corona Extra Beer, National Pork Board and more! To register or for more information, please visit http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/clickad.asp?id=654;or call Liz Smith at 212-869-7231 x21.

Editor selections from the current issue of

Hispanic Business magazine

Road Weary No More
Texans adopt a pair of constitutional amendments aimed at shoring up the stateís ailing road system.

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HispanTelligence.com contains quantitative data and a qualitative analysis on the U.S. Hispanic market. It allows researchers and business planners to access data on the Hispanic market.

HBEvents.com provides information, coverage, and registration services for Hispanic Business Inc. events and educational services including the Hispanic Business magazine Entrepreneur of the Year.

HireDiversity.com, the recruiting branch of the family, offers an efficient place for minority job-seekers and diversity-minded employers to meet. The site also offers an array of diversity news.

SuperOnda.com is the site of the sister magazine of HISPANIC BUSINESS. It aims at passing along the Hispanic heritage of success to the next generation of young Hispanics. The site features a list of the best schools for Hispanic students, career development resources, musical and entertainment reports and much more.

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