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Employment Figures Lag for Labor Day
Labor Day celebrations in the United States took place against a rather bleak background. Six months after the approval of the economic reactivation plan, the economy is starting to move upwards, but employment is lagging behind.

U.S. consumer credit plunged by a record 21.6 billion dollars, or 10.4 percent at an annual rate in July, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.

Late last week, many conservatives blasted President Obama's plans for delivering a back-to-school speech today for school children, saying it was an attempt to indoctrinate students to a socialist agenda.

Thailand is set to tap more into Hispanic consumers in the United States to lift exports to the world's largest economy.

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...
Striving For Diversity in the Face of a Recession
In this historic era of company downsizing, government bailouts and spectacular corporate collapse, it would be all too easy for companies to suspend their diversity strategies. But during times of economic malaise, maintaining a diverse workforce is more important than ever.

We present HispanicBusiness Magazine's 2009 Top 10 Business Schools for Hispanic Students.

Universities find diversity programs of greater value amid tough economic times.

The American diversity story could well be evolving to its next stage of development. We present our annual report on the "State of Diversity," with some of the nation's leading institutions of higher learning, as well as with 60 leading American corporations.

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