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New York Jets, Santonio Holmes, traded
The New York Jets acquired wide receiver Santonio Holmes today, a move that will give second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez another offensive weapon.

As harsh as the Great Recession has been for Idaho, it would have been worse except for the resilience of the state's Latino economy. That's the conclusion of a study by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia for the Idaho Department of Labor.

Former Clinton administration staffer Alejandra Castillo has been appointed to serve as National Deputy Director of the Minority Business Development Agency.

Christina Aguilera is back, and though she supposedly isn't herself, she doesn't seem to be in any danger of losing her knack for hit making.

Colombian pop star Shakira on Sunday visited the site in Haiti where her foundation will build a school for child survivors of the devastating earthquake.

A couple months after sparking controversy in Mexico, Mel Gibson is making nice with Mexican state of Veracruz, where he will donate the set to a movie he's filming there for a yet-to-be-built museum.

The Greenlining Institute, a Berkeley-based multi-ethnic public policy, research and advocacy group, met today in downtown Los Angeles for its 17th annual economic summit, an all-day event titled, "Rebuilding the American Dream." Economic problems on a national scale often disproportionately affect minorities, was a theme commented on by the panelists.

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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