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Obama Promotes Jobs, Energy Plans
Speaking at an invitation-only event at Savannah Technical College, Georgia, President Obama promoted a Cash for Clunkers-like rebate program for people who make their homes more energy efficient with new roofs, heating units and insulation. Homeowners could be eligible for up to $3,000 in rebates through the "Homestar" program, an initiative he mentioned in his State of the Union address in January. Obama wants the program included in a jobs package being drafted by Congress.

The central bank on Wednesday said that most of the country saw "modest" gains in economic activity since the start of 2010, though the recovery was slowed by severe snow storms that slowed retailing for much of February.

I recently put the Palm Pre Plus from Verizon through its paces, and, despite a beautiful form factor and impressive technology, found it to be a pretty mixed experience.

California state Assemblyman John A. Perez made history today by becoming the first openly gay speaker sworn into the Assembly.

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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