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U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act in a ceremony in the East Room Monday afternoon. The $42 billion measure takes effect immediately and is designed to aid small businesses and create jobs.

U.S. consumers' confidence in the economy dropped in September, amid growing fears of a weakening recovery, a private research group found on Tuesday.

Ford plans to trim the number of models it will sell in the future to between 20 and 25, the company's Chief Executive Alan Mulally said Monday.

German consumer confidence is set to surge to a three-year high, a report published Tuesday showed, raising hopes that the upswing in Europe's biggest economy is broadening.

President Obama hits the campaign trail again this week focused on a new target: the House Republicans' "Pledge to America."

China's one-child policy, which was put in place 30 years ago to stem the country's rapid population growth, will remain in effect for the foreseeable future, announced the head of the government's commission overseeing the policy.

President Obama's approval rating dropped 8 points in three weeks to the lowest level since he was elected U.S. president, a poll released Friday reported.

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.

Download a FREE copy of Hispanic-Owned Businesses - Growth Projections to 2012
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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