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The U.S. Justice Department is readying a legal challenge against a controversial immigration law in the US state of Arizona, US media reported Friday, citing administration officials.

The raging immigration debate has spread from Arizona to Nebraska. Voters in Fremont, Neb., OK'd a controversial immigration ordinance that would fine landlords and employers who house or hire them.

Uruguay beat Mexico in the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg on Tuesday to win Group A and make it to the last-16 of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years. Both teams advance in the series.

Texas employers expanded payrolls by 43,600 jobs in May, the largest monthly gain in more than three years, according to preliminary data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Unemployment fell in California and Sacramento last month, but there was little cause for celebration.

President Obama, bathed in sunlight on a Columbus, Ohio, street corner Friday, kicked off the 10,000th road project funded with economic stimulus money.

Tulsa's Latino community leaders accused District 6 City Councilor Jim Mautino of not knowing the contents of his proposal to city council to crack down on illegal immigration.

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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