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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #48 -- Thursday, December 11, 2003


What's NEW at HispanicBusiness.com

Check It Out! At HispanicBusiness.com, we've added a new Travel channel and updated the existing Finance channel as part of an ongoing effort to offer our readers the most current information and timesaving tools.

Entrepreneurs can Capitalize, Prosper, on Federal Lab Research

Entrepreneurs have a new tool for gaining access to technologies in federal laboratories thanks to a new book, "Technology Transfer for Entrepreneurs," penned by two nationally recognized leaders in accelerating business growth with discoveries developed in federal laboratories.

BizBest Names Top 100 Small Business Resources

BizBest(R), a provider of independent analysis of small business solutions, has released the 2004 edition of its paperback "The 100 Best Resources for Small Business."

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Hispanic Or Latino? It All Depends

The words "Hispanic" and "Latino" are often used interchangeably in reference to people whose roots are in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. However, "The choice of which term applies matters in issues such as health care, where the word used can carry an understanding of the barriers immigrants face in the United States..."

Lopez and Medina Bury the Hatchet

Jennifer Lopez has called off her lawsuit against former manager Benny Medina - intensifying speculation the pair are planning to work together again.

Miami Business Leaders Reflect Broad Distribution of Power

The power of the Miami-Dade business community is no longer concentrated in the hands of about a dozen executives from major corporations once based here; today's most successful business leaders run substantial-size companies, but most of them home-grown.

Scripps, News Create Hispanic Academy

The Rocky Mountain News will become a training center for young Hispanic journalists under a program announced last Wednesday by its parent, the E. W. Scripps Co.

U.S. Ambitions for Spain's Prisa

Prisa faces increasing challenges as it expands. In October, an attempt by Prisa to expand in the United States failed after Prisa was outbid by Multicultural Broadcasting of New York for control of Radio Unica, the No. 3 Hispanic radio station in the United States.

Lopez Foods Names Sanchez President and CEO

Eduardo Sanchez is currently the President of McDonald's Latin America and Canada and is responsible for supervising the company's operations, planning, development and expansion in those regions of the world. As CEO, what does this mean for Lopez?

Martinez Resigns to Run for Senate

U.S. Housing Secretary Mel Martinez, a Cuban-born Republican and the only Hispanic member of President Bush's cabinet, will resign this week to return to his home state and seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Bob Graham.

Only Some Mexican Service Sectors Benefited from NAFTA

NAFTA isn't just about assembly-line factories and exporting vegetables. From legal advice to resort development, free trade has opened the door to a host of opportunities for a cross-border service sector.

HMW Online Launches The Hispanic Advertising Accounts Directory

HMW online, the digital site of Hispanic Market Weekly, has launched a directory of all national and regional accounts and brands active in the U.S. Hispanic market with a direct reference to the advertising agency that handles each account and the assignment for each agency.

Latino Marketing Forum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Celebrating a successful decade-run, the 10th Annual Marketing to U.S. Hispanics & Latin America Conference scheduled in Miami Beach on January 26-27, 2004, will once again play host to the industry leaders in the realm of Hispanic marketing.

Money-wiring Centers Reflect Trend

A new study shows that across the United states some 6 million Latin American immigrants will send a record $30 billion to their loved ones abroad this year.

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Helping Hands Overseas

Companies on the Hispanic Business Top 50 Exporters directory look to federal programs for help in foreign markets.

Putting Pension Funds to Work

The New America Alliance has launched an initiative to channel state pension-fund money to Hispanic investment firms.



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