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Census 2010: Cost Overruns Bedevil Bureau
As the government effort to count every U.S. citizen gets under way, the Census Bureau is already coming under fire for cost overruns.

Since opening in 1991, Mi Pueblo Food Center has opened 14 stores in Northern California. The "neighborhood grocery stores," which emulate the hometown mercados found in Mexico and Latin America, have proved popular enough that the company plans to open six more stores this year. Very much in the spirit of its community-oriented philosophy, Mi Pueblo is now spearheading an effort to give to those with an immediate need: the citizens of Haiti.

As the streets of New Orleans fill up with revelers today on what is a citywide holiday, it's worth asking: What is Mardi Gras, exactly?

Microsoft has delivered the latest salvo in the mobile phone platform wars. The software giant's CEO, Steve Ballmer, today announced that the next generation of Windows-based phones would be known as the "Windows Phone 7 Series." Previously, Microsoft's mobile platform was known as "Windows Mobile." Ballmer made the announcement from Barcelona, Spain, at the Mobile World Congress 2010 conference.

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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