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Thursday, November 29, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 47


In the news this week...

Long-running Affirmative Action Case Is Dismissed
The Supreme Court brought an abrupt end to a major affirmative action case Tuesday, dismissing a dispute over federal highway contracts that had been followed anxiously by both supporters and opponents of policies tied to a person's race.

More Latinas Seeking and Winning Political Offices
Women are on the move as a political force in Hispanic communities throughout the United States, and a significant increase has been seen in the number of Latinas who run for - and win - elected office.

Universal, Arenas Launch Hispanic Film Label
Universal Pictures recently announced a partnership with the Arenas Group to launch a film label called Arenas Entertainment to produce, finance, distribute and market films tailored to the U.S. Hispanic market.

UN Assembly Condemns U.S. Embargo On Cuba
The United Nations General Assembly voted by 167 to three on Tuesday for a resolution urging all countries to refuse to comply with the almost 40-year-old U.S. economic embargo on Cuba.

SBA Funds Grant Program for Very Small Businesses
America's smallest businesses will now have access to more training and technical assistance to help them start or grow a business under a new program funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the agency announced today.

Bush Signs Bill Allocating More Funds for Immigration
U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday signed a bill to finance the Commerce, Justice and State Departments, which includes special funding allocations for immigration and naturalization processes.

Nasdaq May Force Delisting of Starmedia Network
Spanish and Portuguese-language Internet portal StarMedia Network said Wednesday that the Nasdaq may delist its shares.

Latin American Online Banking Firm Cuts Back U.S. Operations
Patagon.com, an online banking and brokerage venture that seemed like the e-commerce fairy tale of Latin America, is sharply reducing its Miami operations, laying off staff, and selling its U.S. brokerage operations.

Nebraska Businesses Form Hispanic Chamber
To provide a louder voice and a national connection for the growing number of local Latino businesses, a group Friday announced the formation of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Nebraska.

New Mexicans Assume Administration Posts
President Bush is still filling job vacancies in his administration, and the White House keeps looking to New Mexico for help.

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REAL ESTATE: A Home Court Advantage
For Adam Trevino, a successful bid on a project tied to the new $420 million American Airlines Center in Dallas was a significant milestone. The $2.5 million contract for the center’s parking garage amounted to approximately 10 percent of Trevino Mechanical Contractors’ revenues last year.

GLOBALIZATION: Dollars in the Deals
As all exporters will tell you, currency fluctuations play a substantial role in their ability to sell products abroad. It's a simple equation: The weaker the U.S. dollar, the greater the sales, because foreign buyers will get a better bang for their buck.

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