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Most Americans Believe Stimulus Package Isn't Working
A majority of Americans believe the $787 billion stimulus package signed into law by President Obama in February is not helping the economy, according to a poll commissioned by USA Today.

In 1971 President Richard Nixon and a Brazilian dictator contemplated supporting a military coup to overthrow Fidel Castro's Communist regime in Cuba, according to recently declassified "top secret" White House documents.

Having her signature appear to the left of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on new batches of currency this fall is a perk of taking on one of the nation's oldest federal jobs. However, Rosie Rios, as U.S. Treasurer, does not plan to waste time basking in the glow. Drawing on her experiences in real estate, finance and city planning, and on her own economic struggles growing up in Hayward, Rios said she will be tailoring her duties to help Americans recover from recession.

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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...
Hispanic Businesses' 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, 2009
The economic pillars of the business world have fallen, but HispanicBusiness Magazine's 100 Fastest-Growing companies have figured out that the recession need not be insurmountable. Despite the economic climate, the entrepreneurs behind these businesses continue to grow, posting major gains in revenue during the last five years.

From retail and automobile to construction and technology, the decline of traditionally strong industries has shaken the economy and rattled the American work force. When companies are squeezed, they sometimes turn to what are perceived as voluntary or bonus programs. In that context, supplier diversity contracts often take a hit. In fact, among the hardest hit during this recessionary economy are the minority-owned suppliers the small businesses that contract with Fortune 500 companies to provide an array of services.

Conceived by its founders as a gadget site where fans could "hang out all day," gdgt combines a sleek interface, gadget database, and social networking-style features to create a forum where the devices are the stars

Tony Jimenez, a veteran, knows the value of a military education. A former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, Mr. Jimenez learned self-discipline, how to work smart, and how to motivate others. He also received a business education through the military and invaluable IT training. Mr. Jimenez, now the CEO and founder of Vienna, Va.-based MicroTech, has led his company to an extremely strong performance -- one that's landed it at the top of HispanicBusiness Magazine's 2009 Fastest-Growing Companies list.





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