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February was a "hold steady" month for the unemployment rate of the general population, and the pattern among U.S. Hispanics conformed to this trend.

Supporters of immigration reform are making another push to pass a congressional bill that would give undocumented farm workers a path to permanent residency and ultimately citizenship.

In a break from his usual composure, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a fiery speech in front of a Pennsylvanian audience Monday, accusing health insurance company of arbitrarily raising premiums, as he tries to win popular support for the health insurance reform.

If a U.S. healthcare reform bill passes Congress, Republicans are prepared to attack the bill during the 2010 election season, party leaders said.

HispanTelligence Research
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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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