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Feds Discover Little Fraud at Wall Street Giants
While the American public and Capitol Hill lawmakers appear to blame wrongdoing on Wall Street as the primary cause of the global financial crisis, federal law enforcement agencies have had little success in finding and prosecuting instances of fraud at the nation's major investment firms.

Cesar Feliciano is the man handling the art duties on Bluewater Production's upcoming "Female Force: Sonia Sotomayor" comic book. The book was announced recently by the company, which has also featured, or is due to feature, Lady Gaga, Sarah Palin, and Hilary Clinton, among others. Mr. Feliciano was kind enough to take a few minutes to discuss the business of comics and what Justice Sotomayor's inspiring story means to him.

Johnson & Johnson has recalled 53 million Benadryl, Tylenol and Motrin products after several complaints of a strange smell once the package was opened. Some people have suffered of nausea, dizziness and vomiting, according to published reports.

The nation's economic recovery might be slow going, but Southern California is experiencing at least one sign of progress: increased lending to small businesses.

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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