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An Arizona congresswoman said Tuesday President Barack Obama would send the National Guard to the Mexican border in an attempt to stem illegal crossings.

Mexico's economy is on the path of rapid recovery, as is shown by the growing number of jobs and an increase in foreign direct investment and exports, the government said Monday.

In a bipartisan display that can be rare in judicial nominations, Texas' Democrats and Republicans in Congress have recommended County Court Judge Javier Alvarez for a seat on the federal bench in El Paso.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar warned Tuesday oil firm BP may be "pushed out of the way" if it doesn't cap a Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The Obama administration on Thursday nominated Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Edward Davila to a federal judgeship, giving him a chance to become the Bay Area's first Latino member of the federal bench in more than 15 years.

Arizona's new immigration law has triggered legal and public perception wars, but a higher-stakes battle is just starting to unfold: The fight is for the state's untapped Hispanic voters.

Hispanic high school dropouts are far less likely to receive a GED than their white or black counterparts, according to a report released last week by the Pew Hispanic Center.

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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