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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #41 -- Thursday, October 23, 2003


View the 6th Annual BOE U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit

Didn't get a chance to attend the 2003 U.S. Hispanic Economic Summit? Check out Video of the summit, which took place on October 16, 2003 from the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.

SBA's Unbundling Accomplishments

The U.S. Small Business Administration yestersday announced publication of a final rule on contract unbundling, which will allow small businesses to better compete for federal contracts.

2004 Standard Mileage Rates Set — 800,000 More Businesses Eligible

The Internal Revenue Service today released the optional standard mileage rates to use for 2004 in computing the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving expense purposes.

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Study Shows Many Hispanics Lack Health Coverage

With the growing Hispanic population in the United States, shrinking benefit packages offered by employers and fewer full-time jobs, low-income Hispanic families are much more likely to be without health insurance than other Americans.

Hispanic Population in America Growing, Assimilating Fast

Hispanics are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, and as second- and third-generation Hispanics move into mainstream American culture, they have discovered that it is changing them and they are changing it.

A Multigenerational Success Story

Statistics show that only 30 percent of family businesses survive to the second generation. So how is it that Secaucus (N.J.)-based Goya Foods successfully made it through three generations of ownership?

Buenos Dias, Atlanta! Hispanic Radio Takes Off

For years Mexican music has been the staple of metro Atlanta's Spanish-language radio stations. But that's changing as the area's five Latino-owned commercial music stations wage a heated battle on the AM dial.

Frida Portrait Goes on Block

A tiny tin self-portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, portrayed by Salma Hayek in the hit film "Frida," is on the block for $2 million.

J.Lo's High Hopes for Daytime TV

Sexy screen siren Jennifer Lopez will produce a one-hour talk show premiering next fall - which will be co-hosted by her kid sister, WCBS/Channel 2 reporter Lynda Lopez.

Democrats Attack Bush Over Lack of Migration Accord With Mexico

Democratic leaders on Monday said President George W. Bush squandered another chance to reach a migration accord with Mexico during a private meeting with his Mexican counterpart at the APEC summit in Bangkok.

Education No Guarantee of Economic Parity for Minorities

Higher education is billed as America's great equalizer, but the economic rewards of a college degree are significantly smaller for minorities than for whites, according to a Palm Beach Post analysis of data recently released by the Census Bureau.

Largest International Trade Show for Hispanic Foods Returns to West Coast

Thanks to the success of last year's inaugural Expo in Los Angeles, which brought together more than 5,000 buyers and sellers of Hispanic foods and beverages, conference organizers have returned to the West Coast and will be hosting 150 more exhibitors during next month's show than at the 2002 expo.

New America Alliance 3rd Annual Wall Street Summit

New America Alliance's 3rd Annual Wall Street Summit in New York City, October 2124, 2003, will focus on expanding wealth building for American Latinos.

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First Annual Masquerade Networking Bash for Latino Professionals!

Wednesday, October 29, 2003
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The Art of Networking

Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Citigroup -- 153 East 53rd Street 14th floor (Between Lexington and 3rd Avenue)

Latino Scorecard 2003: Grading the American Dream

Thursday, October 30, 2003
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