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The U.S. economy is rebounding from the worst recession since the 1930s at a snail's pace. That is why the Fed announced on Wednesday that it would engage in a second round of quantitative easing.

President Barack Obama said he is encouraged by government figures that showed more than 150,000 jobs were added in October, though the unemployment rate remained stuck at a high of 9.6 percent

If Tuesday's midterm election showed anything, it was that Hispanic voters' clout at the polls is increasing with Democrats and Republicans alike.

Now that the political pundits have had their say on the impact of the election, it's time to consider what it means for investors and pocketbooks.

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic lawmaker who leads the U.S. House of Representatives, said Friday that she wants to remain leader of her party in the chamber.

Former president George W Bush admitted his administration could not see coming a massive financial crisis that would plunge the world into recession.

The price of gold surged to a record high Tuesday breaching the key 1,400-dollar mark for the first time amid renewed worries about inflation and European debt.

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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 Influentials
Witness this year's 100 Influentials list: 100 luminaries selected from the halls of power in Washington; the corporate world; information technology professionals; the health care sector; education; the media and other areas. This year's list highlights Chicago influentials. Click through for the full list, complete with profiles.

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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