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cash for clunkers not suspended yet
The Cash for Clunkers program that allows motorists to turn in gas guzzlers in return for up to $4,500 credit on the purchase of a new, more fuel-efficient car might be running on empty. With people turning in countless clunkers, the government program is getting low on cash.

CNN is reporting that the almost-spent Cash for Clunkers program is likely to get a huge infusion of government funds. The program, which originally earmarked $1 billion to allow motorists to trade in older, less-efficient cars for up to $4,500 in credit when trading up, is set to get another $2 billion.

Critics are crediting Louis Aguirre, co-host of "Deco Drive" -- Miami's equivalent to "Inside Edition" -- for a bang-up job standing in for Regis Philbin on this morning's "Live With Regis and Kelly."

Talk about a lightening-fast news cycle. In half a month, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley have progressed from igniting a verbal race war to inviting each other to family outings.

America's love affair with the Mustang continues 45 years after the original car made its debut in 1964. And the 2010 Ford Mustang is much improved, with a thorough overhaul that will help it take on the new Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro. The 2010 Mustang has rear-wheel drive and is offered in two body styles: a 2+2 fastback coupe and a 2+2 soft-top convertible . The coupe may be had with a unique all-glass roof.

If texting teens are the generation of the future, then Verizon Wireless' new Motorola Rival phone is the perfect device to march them forward.

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...
HispanicBusiness Magazine, 30th anniversary, magazine history
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.

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.

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.

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.

On the occasion of HispanicBusiness' 30th Anniversary, our graphics department has arranged for two special online photo galleries. One, an account in pictures of photographer Matt Graves' visit to the facilities of Venoco, which tops our new list of largest Energy sector companies. The second, a sampling from the past 27 years worth of HB500 covers.

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