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Amador Bustos
Amador Bustos, a farmworker's son and Mexico native, built a Sacramento-based media empire that reached Spanish-speaking listeners around the nation through 28 radio and TV stations. It all came crashing down this week.

The U.S. Justice Department could sue Arizona over its controversial immigration-enforcement law as early as Tuesday, an agency official said.

All three of Detroit's carmakers, which reported U.S. sales numbers in June on their website on Thursday, failed to match their May sales figures.

President Barack Obama announced Saturday the awarding of nearly 2 billion U.S. dollars to two solar energy companies as an effort to boost employment and solar power in the United States.

Tar balls from the BP oil spill have reached Texas beaches, with all five US states along the Gulf of Mexico coast now experiencing effects from the gusher.

Leading Goalscorers at World Cup. Following is the list of leading goalscorers at the 2010 World Cup after matches on Saturday, July 3 (60 of 64 matches): David Villa (Spain)....

Comcast Corp. will appoint a Hispanic to its board of directors within 24 months of closing a deal to acquire control of NBC Universal Inc., the Philadelphia cable company said Wednesday.

HispanTelligence Research
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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
The combined revenue for the nation's 500 leading Hispanic-owned firms plummeted in 2009 by an astonishing 16.6 percent, to $30.1 billion -- the largest one-year drop in the 28-year history of the HispanicBusiness 500.

Last June General Motors was staring into an abyss. Fast forward 12 months and the company has repaid around $8 billion of debt and just announced its first quarterly profit in almost three years. So yes there's been a recovery. But it's been a rollercoaster ride for GM shareholders and employees, and for scores of the company's Hispanic dealerships, which have experienced all the ups and downs of their corporate parent.

With the tough economic year of 2009 now safely in the rearview mirror, a clearer picture of the damage wrought by the recession is emerging.

Molina Healthcare has surpassed Brightstar as the No. 1 company on the HispanicBusiness 500 list.





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