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College Gender Gap Narrows Except for Hispanics
The perplexing college gender gap in which 57 percent of all U.S. undergraduates are women has, for the first time in years, failed to grow even wider, with one exception: Hispanic men continue to lose ground on Hispanic women, according to a new study.

Last June, the President proposed the creation of a financial consumer protection agency, more supervision over financial entities capable of endangering the whole system, more regulation of derivatives and increases in bank capital. However, the legislative process was moving slowly and some of the elements of the proposal were in danger of being discarded. Instead of retreating, President Obama has chosen to propose additional reform measures.

The economy is the top issue among Americans, while global warming lingers at the bottom, according to a Pew Study released this week. The study, called Public's Priorities for 2010: Economy, Jobs, Terrorism, states that jobs and terrorism also top the public consciousness.

CBS is taking heat from women's groups for its reported plan to run a pro-life-themed Super Bowl ad featuring the story of Florida Gators star quarterback Tim Tebow, whose mother was advised by doctors to abort him.

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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