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The US Federal Reserve on Tuesday kept interest rates at their record low of near 0 percent, pledging to continue supporting the US economy and rejecting fears of higher inflation.

The price of essential electronic components like LCD screens and memory consoles could rise dramatically as a result of the devastating Japanese earthquake, research firm iSuppli said Tuesday.

Census finds 28 states had more Hispanics that it estimated.

U.S. Republican senators will amend any bill they get to reduce government spending, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday.

Ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized countries meeting in Paris were divided about intervening militarily in Libya, observers said.

Fears of a nuclear meltdown in Japan triggered a global sell-off of shares Tuesday, with oil prices falling on concerns of a far-reaching industrial shutdown in the world's third biggest economy.

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From the current issue of HispanicBusiness magazine...
Leaning forward on the edge of a couch in a suite at one of Washington's premier hotels, Luis Manuel Ramirez, CEO of GE's Industrial Solutions division, emits energy like one of GE's new WATT electric vehicle chargers.

Mr. Casellas says the "people" part of the sustainability equation is a key ingredient because if you establish a work force that is a reflection of your community, you gain a competitive advantage and everyone benefits. The corporation gets a work force that is in tune with the buying public and with local vendors and suppliers. The community gets assistance with employment-related issues like education and poverty.

Consider it's the year 2025. What will be in store for the United States? Alternativefuel automobiles gracing the highways? New electronic devices that make work easier and leisure time more relaxing? At least 50,000 Hispanics elected to political office nationwide?

Market dynamics have been swinging wide, going from recession to recovery since 2007. One afternoon in October of that year, Citigroup Inc.'s CEO received news from his CFO that ultimately wrecked careers and upended markets. Days earlier Merrill Lynch & Co. had faced its own inner demons.

"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.





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