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Government employment fell in August, as 114,000 temporary workers hired for the decennial census completed their work. Private-sector payroll employment continued to trend up modestly (+67,000). Employment changed little (-54,000) in August, and the unemployment rate was about unchanged at 9.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that the latest monthly jobs report was "positive news," but the country should continue to speed up its job-creation efforts.

Businesses won't create more jobs until consumers start spending again. But American households can't and won't spend because they're still trying to get out from under a huge load of debt, and they're worried about losing their jobs. It's a vicious cycle.

Jessica Alba, at first glance, lives up to assumptions: beautiful, tall, glamorous and aloof. But within a few minutes, the sex symbol turns on the charm, shedding the ice-princess aura for something friendlier and more engaging.

The Republicans' advantage over Democrats in the battle for control of the U.S. Congress is on the rise, a CNN poll released Monday indicates.

Republican bigwigs have just hours left today to push their gubernatorial nominee off the ballot or to start the work of bolstering his campaign.

U.S. President Barack Obama Friday declared that the economy was "moving in the right direction" despite the slight upturn in the unemployment rate.

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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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Recursos Para Negocios
U.S.Hispanic-owned firms are expected to reach $539.0 billion by 2012. Download a free copy of the Hispanic-Owned Business Growth Projections at Hispanic Business Recursos Para Negocios site brought to you by Aflac.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
100 Fastest Growing
As a group, the 100 Fastest-Growing Companies brought in a heady $10.9 billion in revenue in 2009 more than double the $4.7 billion they posted in 2005.

Growing association gives an edge to young professionals through mentorship, hands-on experience, scholarships and exposure to potential employers.





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