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GM CEO Fritz Henderson Resigs After a Mere 8 Months
In a surprise move, GM announced today that CEO Fritz Henderson is resigning, just eight months into the job.

Student protesters at Arizona State University silenced an Arizona sheriff known for his controversial tactics on illegal immigration today, disrupting a First Amendment forum by singing "Bohemian Rhapsody." During the forum, which was hosted by the university's journalism school, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was asked whether his office engages in racial profiling. Later, when trying to answer a question about his policies on illegal immigration, a group of hecklers stood up and began singing the song.

A 38-year-old former Miss Argentina died over the weekend due to complications stemming from cosmetic surgery on her buttocks.

Amid mounting allegations of excessive police force, San Jose officials have agreed to pay a tire store owner and his nephew $97,500 to settle a lawsuit stemming from a 2006 confrontation that escalated from a minor traffic incident into an international dispute over officers' treatment of Latinos.

The 2011 Ford Mustang to be unveiled at this week's Los Angeles auto show will offer a more powerful engine and improved fuel efficiency so the iconic muscle car might remain America's favorite.

HispanTelligence Research
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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