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The era of a world currency system dominated by the U.S. dollar is a "product of the past," Chinese President Hu Jintao said in interviews with U.S. newspapers on the eve of a visit to Washington.

The United States risks destabilizing global trade and financial markets if its central bank continues to make monetary policy moves that weaken the dollar to revive its own economy, the UN warned on Tuesday.

US President Barack Obama's approval ratings have hit a nine-month high, probably boosted by a largely positive response to his handling of this month's shooting in Tucson, an opinion poll released on Tuesday showed.

Apple, the technology innovator and standard-setter for stylish cellphones, personal computers and transformative gadgets from iPods to iPads, is losing its iconic leader once again.

U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday he would order a federal review of regulations to do away with rules that hurt economic growth.

The price of raw materials -- everything from oil to gold to corn -- has been soaring, and to find out why, you have to dig all the way to China. You don't have to go quite as far to take advantage of rising commodity prices.

Intel Corp. posted a 48-percent rise in fourth-quarter earnings Thursday and reported record earnings for 2010 as the world's largest chipmaker enjoyed a resurgence in the market for computers that had been hard hit by the global recession.

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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 2010 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names; company addresses and telephone numbers; e-mail addresses for 291 companies and Web addresses for 469 companies; and company revenue and employees numbers for 2008 and 2009.

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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From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
Latina bloggers carve out a new niche in social media that helps preserve their unique cultural identities.

"We live where you live." It is a simple enough statement for an insurance agent to make, but in La Joya, Texas, where Ruben Solis is based, it means much more than being in close proximity to his customer.

An interview with Gisela Girard on how competitive market conditions push buttons.

New York group seeks to increase state diversity supplier spending to help create jobs and boost the economy.

Gap opens up between government contracts and small businesses.

Lloyd Chapman uses the American Small Business League to champion small business.

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