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Robert Menendez
The Tea Party movement wants to recall the election of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and a state appellate court today gave them clearance to go forward.

Leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez this week publicly thanked his friend, Hollywood actor Sean Penn, for railing against Chavez's U.S. media critics.

Pinera, 60, is an investor and economist. He built his fortune with his involvement in the introduction of credit cards to the country in the 1970s. A massive aftershock hit as he was being sworn in this week.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added a new twist to the healthcare debate, suggesting she may try to pass the bill without members actually voting on it.

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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