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Disney Scoops Up Marvel for $4 Billion
Walt Disney Co announced plans to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, the companies announced Monday, giving the family entertainment conglomerate a powerful squad of movie superheroes such as Iron man, Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and The Fantastic Four.

The Conference Board, a New York-based, non-profit business analysis firm, today reported an increase in online job postings for August.

"We need additional sales reps that are very well connected with buyers. How would I find them, and what else can I do to increase our corporate profile?"

The federal Small Business Administration is trying to expand its audience by launching a free video channel on YouTube. The SBA YouTube channel debuted recently with a 60-second introduction to SBA, its programs and services, and a 10-part "Delivering Success" series co-produced with the U.S. Postal Service.

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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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