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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #39 -- Thursday, October 9, 2003

U.S. Hispanic Consumers in Transition: A Descriptive Guide.


Applying for a Business Loan

When applying for a loan, you must prepare a written loan proposal. Make your best presentation in the initial loan proposal and application; you may not get a second opportunity.

Can You Retire Yet?

There's no foolproof calculation for determining if you can afford to retire, but here are some tips:

Hiring a Financial Planner

Q U E S T I O N: I'm about to interview a financial planner. I have a list of questions, but are there any specific "do's and don'ts" that I should know?

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California's Message for George Bush

President Bush has plenty to smile about today, looking at the results of the California recall vote. Then again, he must be very worried. Turns out the results of this unusual election are a little ambiguous.

Hispanics Hit Hard by 'Jobless Recovery'

As Hispanics have continued to stream into the U.S. workforce, the "jobless recovery" of the past couple of years means that many of them have been unable to find jobs, according to a new economic report from the Pew Hispanic Center

California Voters Recall Governor Gray Davis, Elect Arnold Schwarzenegger

In a stinging rebuke of politics as usual, Gray Davis became only the second governor in American history to be recalled, as a tidal wave of voter anger swept the unpopular Democrat from office Tuesday.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund 2003 Alumni Hall of Fame Inducts Five

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) celebrated yesterday the induction of five individuals into the 2003 HSF Alumni Hall of Fame established to feature role models for future generations of Hispanic college students and to illustrate the power of higher education.

Right Place, Right Time

Small businesses aren't just surviving. They're growing -- and hiring.

Wisconsin Energy Official Looks to Diversify Company's Suppliers

At Wisconsin Energy Corp., Jerry Fulmer is helping to change the perception that women- and minority-owned companies aren't capable of doing business with large corporations.

Denver-Based Fashion Entrepreneurs Create Urban Apparel Aimed at Hispanics

Denver clothiers Craig Peña and Jay Salas -- the self-proclaimed world's largest makers of zoot suits -- have launched an ambitious plan to produce the first major Latino-oriented line of urban street wear.

Telefutura Isn't Happening Yet, Univision Dominates Hispanic TV Market

NBC's acquisition of Telemundo hasn't done much for the ratings of the Spanish-language network, which is struggling to stem a decline in viewership against Univision and a report from multicultural media giant Tapestry, suggests that isn't about to change anytime soon.

Cristina Saralegui Signs on For English-Language Sitcom

The queen of Spanish-language talk shows, Cristina Saralegui has gradually crossed over to English-language television. Now she's adding a facet to her transformation: producing and starring in an English-language sitcom based on her life.

6th Annual BOE U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit

The 2003 U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit hosted by the Hispanic Business Magazine Board of Economists (BOE), will be held on October 16, 2003, at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business Magazine...

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Success Off the Shelf

Two Hispanic authors share their expertise on branding and on managing money.

A Contracting Conundrum

Does bundling help or hurt companies? You decide.


5th Annual Vistas Film Festival

Thursday, October 9, 2003
Angelika Film Center and the Dallas Museum of Art

Hispanic Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2003
Augusta, Georgia

2003 Diversity & Women Leadership Summit and Gala

Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Washington, DC

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