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The unemployment rate fell in January even as new jobs remained scarce, offering further evidence of a frustratingly uneven economic recovery. The national unemployment dipped to 9 percent from 9.4 percent in December.

Ford Motors will respond to increased demand of Ford and Lincoln cars and trucks by ramping domestic production some 13 percent, according to Reuters.

U.S. President Barack Obama Monday called on the nation's corporate executives to "get in the game" and start investing in the United States, his latest effort to speed up the nascent U.S. economic recovery and job creation pace.

The U.S. government on Monday proposed new restrictions on Wall Street's massive bonuses that were in part blamed for the 2008 financial crisis.

Manufacturers emphatically defied Friday's lackluster employment report, adding 49,000 jobs last month in what some economists say should signal the start of a surge for the beleaguered industry.

Benito Baca and Tony Ramos worked in Pierson's ferneries since they were 5. Children of Mexican immigrants, the boys worked after school, cutting foliage used in flower bouquets.

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that Egypt is "not going to go back to what it was" and a transition must begin immediately.

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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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