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Consumer Confidence
Consumer confidence rose sharply in February, a sign that fast-rising prices for gasoline aren't yet scaring consumers and taking the energy out of the economy's recovery.

With a challenge in his birth state putting the future of his campaign in question, Mitt Romney scraped by rival Rick Santorum in Michigan's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, ending one of the most fractious -- and surprising -- nominating contests in recent state history.

President Barack Obama delivered a rousing, combative speech Tuesday to UAW members, chastising his would-be Republican rivals for opposing a government intervention he said helped save the American auto industry and promising to battle on to protect the rights of workers.

Is Pinterest the next big thing or just another digital flash in the pan?

Tom Walter opened his first business, a hot dog emporium named Tasty Pup, 41 years ago in Niles. He since has started-up 28 other businesses and acquired three more. Most have been in food service; all but two have been successful.

Honda has fallen from the top spot in Consumer Reports' automaker report cards, ending a four-year run in the coveted top spot.

Like a hot IPO stock losing its luster, prices of the iPad 2 are falling as used devices pile up on resellers' shelves.

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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.

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Grace Lieblein President and managing director GM do Brasil Ms. Lieblein is responsible for the total operations of GM's subsidiary in Brazil. Prior to the appointment, she was president and managing director of GM de Mexico, the first woman to serve in that role.

Hispanics make long strides into the executive offices of major corporations. The success and sustainability of a corporation comes from a workforce that is motivated, resourceful and proud of its accomplishments, traits that must be nurtured from the first day on the job through the last.

About three weeks after the New Year launched, news announcing the economy had grown at a rate of 2.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011 created positive buzz about the economy. The announcement was notable because the economy's growth in the third quarter of 2011 had been 1.8 percent. Some media treated the news as just short of remarkable. Others did not quite share the excitement.

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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