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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is risking a clash with some of the Fortune 500's corporate titans by asking each of them to fill out a boardroom diversity survey. Although many companies have thus far responded favorably, there's already been a bit of grumbling. The senator talks with HispanicBusiness.com about his intent.

Even after all these years, 16-year-old Elian Gonzalez finds himself thrust into the limelight.

American Idol's Andrew Garcia Surges Back to Idol Contender --> American Idol's Andrew Garcia impressed the judges again with his performance of "Forever," but can the the Idol hopeful recapture his early glory again this week?

The last few months have been a roller-coaster ride for Jennifer Lopez, the 40-year-old pop star who is trying to make a comeback. This time, the road to the top has been rocky.

Hispanics who were born in other countries are likely to be better counted in the 2010 Census than those born in the United States, a study released on Thursday suggested.

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HB500
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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