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Carmelo Anthony, Charlie Villanueva, NBA basketball, hispanic outreach
Carmelo Anthony and Charlie Villanueva are just two of the six U.S.-born Hispanics in the National Basketball Association. But the NBA is hoping that more Hispanic kids -- not to mention Hispanic sports fans of all ages -- will call basketball their number one sport. HispanicBusiness.com spoke with both Anthony and Villanueva about sports, marketing, and . . .Twitter?

With President Obama gearing up to tackle immigration reform, an immigration think tank is urging him to provide this country's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, saying it would help turn around the troubled economy.

The lessons of hubris have been taught throughout the history of great literature, as when Aristotle warned of hubris as the great downfall to great men. But America is now living its own Greek tragedy, where a small group of the powerful, spurred by their excessive pride and greed, have managed to unsettle the economy. One professor is seeking to prevent more bad apples in corporate America's barrel via meditation-induced spirituality.

Buy a car? Right now? Really? Would you believe us if we told you there has never been a better time to be a car buyer? We're talking full blown, White House-mandated initiatives to help get you in a car. We're talking the most extreme guarantees ever offered by manufacturers. And yeah, there are plenty of cash incentives too if you just want a great deal.

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...
frances garcia, GAO IG, inspector general, woman of the year, hispanic women, 2009 elite
Frances Garcia broke some bones on her way to breaking the glass ceiling. This first-generation Mexican-American picked cotton and sugar beets; waited tables; and worked side by side with the white men as the first woman and Hispanic at accounting firm Arthur Andersen in Dallas. She also survived a serious car accident -- one that left her with broken bones and other major injuries. Years of hard work and personal sacrifices ultimately led her to the nation's capital, where she has been Inspector General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office since 1996.

Every April, in celebration of the sometimes gravity-defying strides made by Hispanic women, HispanicBusiness.com recognizes the significant achievements and advancements made by Hispanic women in America. This year, continuing a tradition that began in 2003, Hispanic Business magazine surveyed a group of Elite Women identified by HispanTelligence, the research arm of Hispanic Business Media.

While the debate surrounding personal computers tends to center on Microsoft vs. Apple, when it comes to smartphones, Windows Mobile is often an afterthought. WinMo needed a homerun to get back in the game. Good thing the Samsung Omnia wields a mighty bat.

Tales of people who thrive in the face of adversity can be inspiring, but, as the story of Marion Luna Brem illustrates, in real life, there's no such thing as "happily ever after." In the real world, there's always a sequel. Ms. Brem's unbelievable ascent from being a single mom with terminal cancer and no health insurance to a millionaire owner of one of the top car dealerships in Texas is the stuff of national news.

Events
Hispanic Business Media presents Hispanic Business Magazine's 7th Annual Woman of the Year Awards Gala
At Hispanic Business, we are proud to take special time out each year to honor a select number of exceptional Hispanic Women at our annual Woman of the Year Awards. This year's event will be held June 4, 2009 at the Hilton Americas, Houston Texas. For more information, please visit http://hispanicbusiness.com/events/




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