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Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. Mayor, not seeking, california governorship
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced today that he will not run in the 2010 election for governor of California, saying he wants to devote his energy to cleaning up a financial mess at city hall instead.

These days, automotive handouts from the Government aren't just going to the companies that build the cars. No, if "Cash for Clunkers" legislation makes it through Congress (and it's looking likely), you too could be the recipient of some Government coin towards the purchase of your next car. In an effort to remove inefficient vehicles from the road (or spur auto sales depending on which lobbyist you talk to). Cash for Clunkers legislation rewards those turning in qualifying vehicles with money towards new, more efficient automobiles.

Kodachrome, the film that gave photographers "those nice, bright colors" and was the inspiration for Paul Simon's 1973 hit song of the same name, will be retired after 74 years, Eastman Kodak Co. announced Monday.

Slightly beyond the borders of where conventional financial institutions will go sits a valuable resource jewel. Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFI's, venture into unconventional market territory to finance affordable housing, small businesses, community facilities and nonprofits. For more than two decades, CDFI's have expended billions of dollars to create jobs, build affordable housing, and provide vital community services ranging from child care to charter school education in urban and rural communities across the country.

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...
HB500, top companies, energy sector, hispanic business
Amid a recession and unsteady markets, HispanicBusiness' Top 10 Energy Companies have found ways to cope and thrive. For the first time in the 27-year history of the HispanicBusiness 500 list of top Hispanic-owned companies, HispanicBusiness Magazine is highlighting a new sector: energy.

You might agree with Ana Madan's refrain that ketchup runs in her veins. The 49-year-old entrepreneur owns and operates six McDonald's restaurants in Northern New Jersey. Correction: high-volume McDonald's restaurants. Meaning busy. Meaning successful. True, she may have had a leg up of sorts. Her father, Roberto Madan, became a McDonald's owner/operator in the late 1970s, while Ms. Madan was a teenager. But in those days she never pictured being a McDonald's career woman.

Vicious malware. Faulty, exploding batteries. An unfortunate incident with an in-flight beverage service. Sure, if you're careful, these are unlikely. But any one of these could ruin your day by fritzing out your computer when you need it most. Say, on a business trip, when you are carrying crucial digital presentations in that laptop. Backing up your files used to be a laborious process. No longer. Just push that button on the SanDisk Ultra Backup.

With 2007 marking the start of the worst recession since the 1930s -- and with the annual Fortune 500 list recently reporting its worst slump ever -- it would be fair to expect the HispanicBusiness 500 suffered the same fate. But they didn't.

For the past 30 years, HispanicBusiness Magazine has been the definitive source for information on the U.S. Hispanic market. And as the publishing industry journeys through a revolutionary shift into the digital age, HispanicBusiness Media has transformed into a multimedia company that stands ready to deliver information across multiple digital and print platforms.

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