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New U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO to Fight for Small Businesses
Javier Palomarez says Hispanic-owned businesses have an unprecedented opportunity to be heard by the White House. But first, regional chambers must band together. The challenge might be easier said than done, given a few recent public squabbles.

Lou Dobbs' abrupt departure from CNN may have been a victory for his detractors, but for Dobbs, the bitter pill was no doubt sweetened by CNN's parting gift of $8 million. And for his detractors -- in particular Hispanic immigration activists -- the sweet victory could soon be dampened. That's because many are speculating that Dobbs may challenge the nation's only Hispanic U.S. Senator, Robert Menendez, a Democrat, for his New Jersey seat.

A Tea Party protest against illegal immigration turned violent Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, when two Tea Party representatives went to confront a group of counter-protesters and were beat up.

GMAC Chief Executive Officer Al de Molina has resigned, according to published reports.

The Hispanic Business 500 has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy for more than 25 years. We believe that applying our criteria on a statewide level can yield interesting results for our readers. Here, we take a closer look at the HB 500 companies in New Mexico.

After three years of legal wrangling, the Miami-Dade County Public School District has officially succeeded in its quest to ban a children's book that portrays communist Cuba in a favorable light.

HispanTelligence Research
HB500
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 2009 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names; company addresses and telephone numbers; e-mail addresses for 310 companies and Web addresses for 456 companies; and company revenue and employees numbers for 2008 and 2007.

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.





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