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money fight
Republican congressional candidates have filled their coffers ahead of November 2 elections, leading Democrats in money raised from July through September.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will renew a major initiative aimed at boosting academic achievement among Hispanic students.

A Politico analysis, released Tuesday, indicates 99 House seats held by Democrats are in play and Republicans are well within reach of retaking control of the lower chamber.

Apple reported record profits and revenue Monday as sales of its iPhones and Macs rose sharply, and consumers snapped up more than 4 million iPads.

The Bank of America has resumed foreclosure proceedings on more than 100,000 homes throughout the U.S., the company announced Monday.

Russia's budget deficit will be significantly lower than expected this year thanks to rising oil prices, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday, without giving any figures.

Taiwan banking authorities said Monday that two of its banks would soon start dealing directly with Chinese banks, buying yuan from the Bank of China.

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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...
The diversity that we have represents the growth of our business ... we're very proud of that," says Pat Harris, vice president and global chief diversity officer at McDonald's.

Diversity and inclusion programs are proving to have a much broader effect than once thought. "There's no doubt in my mind (spending with minority-owned businesses) has a positive net effect on local economies," says Joyce Ibardolasa, director of diversity and inclusion, PG&E.





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