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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #43 -- Thursday, November 6, 2003



Through a partnership with the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, HispanicBusiness.com is now posting cutting-edge Wharton School research and commentary.

The Lowdown on Trusts

Q U E S T I O N: What is a trust and when does a couple or individual need one?

Some Refinancing Costs May Be Deductible

The Internal Revenue Service reminded taxpayers who took advantage of this year's low interest rates to refinance their mortgages that they may be eligible to deduct some costs associated with their loans.

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Economic Edge: Week Ahead in Business

Didn't get enough on the economy with Thursday's blowout GDP number? Then you're in luck. This week is chock-full of economic data, testimony and speeches.

One Hot Market: Growing Demand for Hispanic Foods Attracts Competitors

As the Hispanic population has grown in the Northeast, so, too, has the number of competitors eyeing the community's lucrative food market - among them big, well-funded American companies peddling products specifically aimed to pique the Hispanic palate.

Carlos de la Garza Named President of Sales and Marketing of Azteca America

Mr. De la Garza will be assuming responsibilities formerly held by Phillip R. Woodie, heading the network's Madison Avenue sales office in New York City.

Latin Interest Groups to Register Hispanics

In an attempt to pressure politicians to support greater immigration rights, a coalition of Miami-Dade Latin American interest groups on Monday announced a voter registration campaign in preparation for the 2004 presidential election.

Bilingual Advertisements Capitalize on Expanding Hispanic Market

Crossover commercials -- essentially "ethnic" ads that enter the mainstream -- are appearing on televisions to target mainstream and niche markets.

The Beverage Group Acquires Bahia

The Beverage Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMCON Distributing Company, has acquired the assets of Bahia Company, producers of the Bahia Aguas Frescas Brand.

A Spam Law That Slams Small Business

Recently, California's legislature made headlines by creating the toughest antispam law in the country. However, this new law also blocks the honest marketing efforts of small businesses.

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials Launches

Senator Sam Zamarripa, Representative Pedro Marin, and Judge Tony del Campo among founding members of GALEO.

New York Attorney General Says Mutuals Must Surrender Illegal Profits

New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer demanded on Monday that U.S. mutual funds give back billions of dollars in illegal profits and make sweeping changes to protect small investors.

Univision Radio Stations to Shift Talk, Add Music

As Spanish-language media continue to expand and diversify throughout the market, two new formats are about to debut on stations owned by Univision Radio.

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Merger Finally Gets Green Light

The Federal Communications Commission votes along party lines to sanction Univision's merger with Hispanic Broadcasting Corp.


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