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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #53 -- Thursday, January 15, 2004


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Hispanic Business readers can now get up-to-the-minute information on financial markets, Hispanic-owned companies, HBSI, and set their portfolio with alerts.

South Carolina Governor Proposes State-Backed Loan Pool for Small Businesses

Gov. Mark Sanford wants to create a new loan program for small businesses and expand the number of agencies that report to the state Commerce Department under the budget he proposed this week for South Carolina's leading economic development operation.

Tax Tips: Should You Itemize?

According to the IRS, money paid for medical care, mortgage interest, taxes, contributions, casualty losses, and miscellaneous deductions can reduce your taxes.

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More Philadelphia Officials Pulled into FBI Corruption Investigation

James Roundtree's agency has been at the center of issues related to the probe from the beginning. The Minority Business Enterprise Council, or MBEC, which certifies minority firms, came under fire last summer for certifying a controversial company run by the mayor's brother Milton.

Spain's Aznar Touts Close U.S. Ties Ahead of Meeting With Bush

The two -- close allies in the Iraq conflict -- were to meet and hold a dinner at the White House later Wednesday as Aznar ends a two-day visit to Washington.

President Bush Appoints Adam Chavarria to Hispanic Initiative

President Bush recently announced the appointment of Adam Chavarria as executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans at the United States Department of Education.

Hispanic Magazine Ads Increase

The Media Economics Group of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said Tuesday Hispanic magazines posted an average increase of 23.7 percent advertising revenue in 2003.

Bush on Hispanic 'Hot Seat'

If Hispanic political empowerment were a game of poker, President Bush's recent talk of amending the nation's immigration laws would be reason to study Dubya to figure out whether he really has an ace up his sleeve or if he's just bluffing.

Internet Ad Industry Puts New Accent On Latinos, Forms Hispanic Committee

Over the past several years, the Latino community has emerged as a critical market for traditional planners and buyers, but only recently has the online sector begun taking the presence of Hispanic users as seriously.

'Suite Habana' Shows a Day in the Cuban Capital

Shot as a documentary with elements of fiction, the film captures a day in the life of a dozen Habaneros as they struggle to make ends meet amid the city's tumbled-down buildings, decaying interiors and potholed streets.

Texas A&M Drops 'Legacy' Program

Texas A&M University President Robert Gates Friday ended the school's controversial "legacy" program that gave an admission preference to the family of alumni.

Poll Says Latinos Concerned about Economy; Divided over President Bush and War in Iraq

Latino support for the war in Iraq and for President George W. Bush has surged since the capture of Saddam Hussein, but Latinos remain concerned about the condition of the U.S. economy and the long-term consequences of the war.

Circuit City Selects Bromley Communications

Circuit City selected San Antonio-based Bromley Communications, an Hispanic marketing company since 1981, to lead the giant consumer electronics retailer's first formal foray in the U.S. Hispanic marketing arena.

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