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A strengthening U.S. economy is helping the U.S. automotive industry overcome higher gas prices and stands in contrast to 2008, the last time U.S. gas prices spiked above $4 per gallon.

After a long wait, Instagram is now available on the Android OS. Android smartphone sales are leading the U.S. market, and apps publishers are increasingly making popular iPhone apps available on the Android platform. Today, a very high-profile example of this is taking place: Instagram, an extremely well-received photo-sharing app, is now available for download at Google Play.

The explosion of social media has left many people struggling to keep pace with a torrent of online feeds and updates, from the latest celebrity tweets and friends' Facebook posts to co-workers' blurbs and professional bulletins on LinkedIn.

While millions of workers used money from their retirement savings to pay expenses during the Great Recession, African Americans and Hispanics dipped into their 401(k) plans at a much higher rate.

Chrysler Group LLC has reported that March 2012 sales in the U.S. increased 34 percent in its best quarter since 2008.

Creighton's survey of the mid-America region saw its index hit its highest level in almost a year, moving up to 58.6 in March compared with 58.4 in February. A reading above 50 indicates growth.

The rush of filing tax returns is over, but the stress of last-minute filers trying to meet the April 17 deadline is just beginning.

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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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