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Thursday, August 16, 2001

Volume 2 Issue 33

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In the news this week...

Bush Backs Affirmative Action in Adarand Case
In its first high-profile decision on affirmative action, the Bush administration on Friday night defended the constitutionality of a federal program that is designed to encourage awarding contracts to minority-owned businesses.

Business Sales Post Largest Decline in 9 Years
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that total business sales in June posted their largest decline since August 1992, tumbling 1.4 percent after rising a revised 0.9 percent in May.

Border Trade Expert Named Chairman of Statewide Business Organization
The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) named Eagle Pass attorney Ricardo E. Calderon chairman of the board at its 26th Annual Convention and Business Expo, held in McAllen.

Bush Administration Launches Web Site on Trade Promotion Authority
The Bush administration's push for U.S. leadership in the world marketplace continues with the launch of a new Web site providing information on the presidential Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

HISPANIC BUSINESS Magazine Announces Finalists for 11th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year® Award Presented by Goldman Sachs
Finalists for HISPANIC BUSINESS® Magazine’s 11th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year competition personify the diversity and vibrancy of today’s U.S. Hispanic economy.

Latino Groups Push for Accurate Count of Businesses in Dallas
Latino groups said Tuesday that they want to serve notice to Dallas City Hall leaders: They don't want their businesses undercounted in a census now being conducted for the city. At stake are hundreds of millions of dollars in public contracts.

Hispanic Work Fatalities Increase
More Hispanics are dying on the job at a time when the work fatality rate for every other race and ethnic group is declining, both nationally and statewide, according to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mexico Seeking Investors Committed To Job Creation
The Mexican government is seeking "sponsor-investors" to develop sources of employment in an effort to prevent Mexicans from risking their lives while attempting to illegally enter the United States, an official said Thursday.

Tech Support/Services, Manufacturing Firms Tops in Internet Use
Technology support/services and manufacturing firms lead the way in using and investing in the Internet, according to new report by IDC, a IT media, research, and exposition company. The report compares small businesses from 14 industries using IDC's Small Business Internet Index of Opportunity.

Entravision Communications Enters Joint Venture
Entravision Communications Corporation EVC and Lotus Hispanic Reps Corp. announced that they have entered into a 50/50 joint venture creating Lotus Entravision Reps LLC.

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Mr. Prime Time
Arranging an interview with Esai Morales is a complicated proposition these days. As with most successful actors, there’s a retinue of publicists, managers, and assistants to contend with and a shooting schedule to work around.

Census Figures Spell Clout
According to data from the 2000 Census, Hispanics as a group are growing faster than previously expected and are on the threshold of becoming the largest minority group in the nation.

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