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It's a Rebound, But How High? And For How Long?
If the recession has indeed relaxed its grip on American life, it has been replaced by something that might be called the great ambiguity -- a time of considerable debate over the clarity of economic indicators and the staying power of apparent improvements.

U.S. credit card company Visa has gained market share through an upside down system of raising fees, a former chief executive officer said.

Just seven years out of high school, Peru native and longtime San Diego resident Jeff Jordan has built a multi-million-dollar business out of making risky behavior -- smoking in particular -- positively un-cool.

The Big Three U.S. automakers were more than happy to ring in the New Year, after suffering the worst year for sales in three decades, and with China surpassing the U.S. as the world's leading auto market. But Ford, GM and Chrysler each tried to strike a positive tone on Tuesday, noting that December sales were up, setting the stage for a better 2010.

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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