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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed near the symbolic 12,000-point mark on Monday, rising to its highest level in more than two years as U.S. stocks began the week on a positive note.

MSNBC is reporting that President Barack Obama will call for a five-year federal government spending freeze during his State of the Union Address, and that he will propose cuts in other areas.

Extending a surge that began last year, Google says 2011 will be its largest hiring year ever, plans that would mean the Internet giant will add more than 6,000 new workers over the balance of this year.

U.S. President Barack Obama's overall job approval rating edged up to its highest level in more than a year.

Consumer confidence in the overall economy reached its highest level in nearly three years this month, according to the latest figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

Calling it a moral obligation and matter of national security, President Barack Obama on Monday unveiled an ambitious government effort to increase support for military families.

General Motors Co. plans to add a third shift worth about 750 jobs at its pickup assembly plant in Flint, Mich., as the company bets on continued growth in heavy-duty truck sales.

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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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