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US Economy
U.S. gross domestic product grew at a rate of 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2011, reflecting the anticipated slowdown in the economy, the U.S. Commerce Department reported Friday.

President Obama enters bipartisan negotiations today aimed at making by far the largest cuts in history from federal budget deficits and avoiding a first-ever government default.

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday, in a 5-4 vote, struck down Arizona's system of public financing for state office candidates who eschew private financing.

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday, in a 7-2 vote, struck down California's ban on the sale of violent video games to minors on free speech grounds.

Tax cuts Republicans say are needed to put Americans back to work did not create jobs during the Bush administration, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said.

Carmakers are focused now on how the Internet can help drivers. But in the not-so-distant future, they will increasingly try to make cars smarter as well.

The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in order to protect the franchise financially and provide a path that will enable the Club to consummate a media transaction and capitalize the team. Dodger owner Frank McCourt cited Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig's refusal to approve the Fox transaction as the cause for the Chapter 11 filing.

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For more than two decades, the annual Hispanic Business 500 directory has served as a barometer of the U.S. Hispanic economy. A purchase of the 2010 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names; company addresses and telephone numbers; e-mail addresses for 291 companies and Web addresses for 469 companies; and company revenue and employees numbers for 2008 and 2009.

Hispanics are now the largest ethnic minority in the United States and during the past decade, U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has rapidly increased. This report takes an in depth look at how today's Hispanic Economy is transitioning into an economic power in the U.S. Click here for the executive summary and table of contents!

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 HispanicBusiness magazine...
Hispanic-owned companies make gains in 2010, but a balky economy continues to indicate recovery is not on a fast track.

The LULAC National Educational Service Centers Inc. (LNESC) is the spear point of a historic united effort to inspire students who might not otherwise have thought a college education was possible.

Hispanic dealers for domestic automobile brands in many markets are riding the momentum of 2010.

But how much and whom depends on who's talking and what yardstick is used.

More youthful population posed to have greater influence in all segments of American society.





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