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Will Abel Maldonado Become GOP's First Hispanic Lt. Governor in Calif?
California State Senator Abel Maldonado is hoping to become the state's first Hispanic Republican lieutenant governor in modern times, but Democrats aren't sure whether to approve his nomination.

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), which runs online job giant, announced today plans to purchase the assets of Yahoo's (NYSE: YHOO) HotJobs, a competing recruitment site and job search board.

Payroll firm Automatic Data Processing said Wednesday U.S. private sector job losses slowed to the lowest number since February 2008.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is backing off a statement he made earlier today urging people to "stop driving" their Toyotas.

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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