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Yahoo is set for a major restructuring that will include thousands of layoffs as new CEO Scott Thompson attempts to revitalize the struggling Web pioneer, according to the Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital blog.

The senator's plan, detailed at Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J., echoes efforts by President Obama this campaign season to beef up workforce development programs at community colleges across the country.

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford envisions an automotive future much like the transportation system in the futuristic 2002 science-fiction movie "Minority Report."

Since first setting eyes on the White House, Mitt Romney and his backers have spent over $200 million -- including $44.6 million of his fortune -- on a seven-year quest for the Republican presidential nomination.

Two Chicago-area companies were caught up Monday in the growing backlash over Rush Limbaugh's on-air branding of a law student as a "slut," but both said their commercials aired on the radio talk show by mistake.

Spredfast, a leading social media management system provider, has been chosen to manage all social media for the SXSW Interactive Festival, March 9 - 13, 2012. Using Spredfast, South by Southwest will be able to monitor, manage and measure their social media activity and keep pace with the real-time social conversations happening during the festival. Beyond serving as the social media management platform of record for Interactive, the Austin-based start-up also plans a large presence at the festival including a hosted lounge, meet-up and Airstream photo booth.

Wednesday, Apple is expected to introduce a new iPad that's faster and sharper than previous models. And analysts forecast that consumers will respond by opening their wallets in record numbers, just as they have before. .

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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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