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The federal government is launching a campaign to put more stimulus money in the hands of minority-owned businesses, many of them reeling from this historic recession, now in its 20th month. But an official with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce says thus far, the stimulus money has eluded minority-run businesses in his beleaguered state.

Much has been made recently of TMZ, the online celebrity news site that has developed a reputation for breaking exclusive stories, such as the death of Michael Jackson. And there's been a lot of chatter lately about Perez Hilton, the celebrity blogger who seems to have a knack for getting his name in the news. But while TMZ and Perez Hilton are working overtime, the celebrity Web site attracting the most viewers is the unassuming -- and unambitious -- OMG!

Colin Powell defended Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Sunday, dismissing criticism that she is a "reverse racist" as "nonsense."

Despite how the phrase "obesity epidemic" has become a cliche -- and despite a nationwide movement in the public schools to combat the phenomenon -- the waistlines of Americans continue to expand, particularly in the South, according to a new report.

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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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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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