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A key measure of U.S. consumer confidence surged to its highest level in three years on hopes that the world's largest economy is gaining strength, a private research group said Tuesday.

President Obama kicks off a forum in Cleveland on how small businesses can help improve the economic future of the United States, the White House said Tuesday.

Tension in Libya pushed oil prices higher Tuesday, with West Texas Intermediate crude oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange pushing past $96 per barrel.

A Fiji earthquake has followed a major disaster in New Zealand, underscoring the seismic instability of the South Pacific region.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted early Saturday to remove funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's move to expand ethanol use.

Republicans will seek a short-term budget extension to avoid a federal government shutdown now just 11 days away, a key House GOP lawmaker said.

More people in El Paso see themselves as both Hispanic and white, new 2010 U.S. Census figures released last week show.

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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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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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