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GM Director of Diversity Initiatives Alma Guajardo-Crossley and Buick and GMC Regional Director Marc Hernandez today announced the auto giant will donate a Buick Verano to the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.

After more than 12 hours of talks, the countries that use the euro reached an agreement early today to hand Greece 130 billion euro ($170 billion) in extra bailout loans to save it from a potentially disastrous default next month, a European Union diplomat said.

Apple is touting some 300 million downloads of iPhone and iPod touch apps at the App Store. At the same time, the number of apps available for download has increased to more than 10,000.

Near-extinct languages, spoken by only small groups of people around the world, could be saved by social media networks and the Internet, U.S. researchers say.

U.S. President Barack Obama raised $29.1 million in January for his re-election campaign and the Democratic Party, his campaign announced.

Interracial and cross-ethnic marriage in the U.S. continues to rise in the U.S., with new marriages across racial and ethnic lines having reached 15.1 percent in 2010, according to the Pew Research Center.

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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 2011 directory provides the top 500 Hispanic-owned companies list in Excel format including: CEO names and more...

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.

From the current issue of HispanicBusiness magazine...

Hispanics make long strides into the executive offices of major corporations.


With deep roots in civil rights affirmative action legislation, "diversity" has evolved into the concept of smart business.

Five Hispanics -- three Republicans and two Democrats -- are campaigning for vacant seats for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico and Texas.

           

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