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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #46 -- Thursday, November 27, 2003


Selling to the Government: Where to Start

Looking for a market for your goods or services? If you haven't considered the government, you may be missing out.

It Pays for Companies to Squash Employee Fraud

Companies nationwide lose $15 billion to $40 billion a year to fraud, according to estimates by the Bureau of National Affairs and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Center for Entrepreneurship Launches 'Ideas to Business' Resource Center for Entrepreneurs

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the Fisher College of Business has launched a free outreach program designed to provide budding entrepreneurs with the tools to transform their ideas into reality.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Increase Mortgage Loan Limit to $333,700

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two big federally chartered financial institutions, on Tuesday increased their conforming loan limit by 3.4 percent to $333,700 for next year.

Azteca America Adds Two New Affiliates in Key U.S. Hispanic Markets

TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V. announced today that Azteca America has increased its coverage by adding two new affiliates in Denver, Colorado and Yakima-Pascoe-Richland, Washington.

Chairman Richardson Skates Up to Edge of Neutrality

Gov. Bill Richardson has to stay neutral in the 2004 race for the Democratic nomination for president because he has been tapped to chair the Democratic National Convention to pick the nominee in July in Boston.

U.S. Congress Passes "Anti-Spam" Bill

The U.S. Congress on Tuesday approved the first law aimed at stemming the flood of unsolicited e-mail, or spam, into the inboxes of computer users.

Hispanic Markets and Marketing Hispanics

The stereotyped catchphrase "spicy-sexy" has excited the recent love relationship between Wall Street and the U.S. Hispanic population.

Pact Unites Dallas-Area Hispanic Chamber, SBA

In an effort to bolster the number of loans given to Hispanic entrepreneurs, the regional office of the U.S. Small Business Administration signed a partnership agreement Friday with the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

U.S. Bank Offers SBA Loan Program That Invests in Challenged Communities

U.S. Bank, in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is rolling out a new loan program that is geared for businesses in low-to-moderate income communities, areas with high concentrations of minority residents, and businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans that will help bolster areas that are facing economic challenges.

California's State of Uncertainty

In 2003, California ranked 46th on the Small Business Survival Committee's (SBSC) yearly Survival Index, a state-by-state comparison that charts the relative difficulties entrepreneurs face.

Hispanic Migrants Send Billions Home

Hispanic immigrants to the United States send nearly $30 billion home annually, nearly double the $17.2 billion the U.S. spent in total on foreign aid this year.

This Manufacturer Isn't Moving to China

While the whole North American manufacturing base seems to be packing its bags for China, phone- and computer-headset manufacturer Plantronics (PLT) is staying in North America. For CEO Ken Kannappan, the math behind a move to China simply doesn't add up. Many employees at the Mexico plant have been working with Plantronics for decades, creating a skilled and loyal workforce that reduces costs in ways Chinese manufacturers cannot.

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Measuring the Car Market

Different numbers lead to the same conclusion: Every year, Hispanics spend more money to buy more cars.

In the High-Tech Executive Suite

Maria Martinez, Microsoft's newest corporate VP, reflects on her trailblazing career in communications technology.


Emerging Trends in IT and Telecommunications Seminar @ NYU

Tuesday, December 2, 2003
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UFSC-NY Oratorical Competition & Seminar by Toastmasters

Wednesday, December 3, 2003
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Congresswoman Christensen's (D-VI) 3rd Annual Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Procurement Conference

Sunday, December 7, 2003
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