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Consumer spending rose 0.7 percent and incomes climbed 0.3 percent in February.

Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange retreated for the third session in a row on Monday, weighed by the better-than- expected U.S. economic reports.

U.S congressional members returned to Washington Monday, picking up where they left off -- trying to fashion a budget for the rest of the fiscal year.

April 18 is this year's tax deadline -- not the usual April 15. To what do we owe this pleasure of April 18 being tax deadline day? A certain President Lincoln, it turns out.

In January 2011, the 10-City and 20-City Composites recorded annual returns of -2.0% and -3.1%, respectively. On a monthly basis, the 10-City Composite was down 0.9% and the 20-City Composite fell 1.0% in January versus December 2010.

No promise, no concession, no condition could make the planned $39 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA acceptable for consumers or the economy, rival Sprint Nextel Corp. said Monday.

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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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