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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #72 -- Tuesday, May 25, 2004

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Hispanic Purchasing Power Surges to $700 Billion

U.S. Hispanic purchasing power has surged to nearly $700 billion and is projected to reach as much as $1 trillion by 2010.

Wells Fargo Named the Nation's #1 SBA 504 Lender

Wells Fargo was recognized as the nation's largest provider of commercial real estate loans through the Small Business Administration's 504 loan program by the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO).

Hispanics Throw Advertisers a Curve

Experts say Latino culture is so segmented and dynamic that it can befuddle advertisers who are not intimately familiar with it.

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Telemundo Bounces Back

Telemundo has sprung back, thanks to a strong slate of reality shows and original telenovelas tailored to the U.S. Hispanic market -- and aimed mainly at Mexican Americans.

Ten Percent of Small Businesses Hispanic

By 2007 it's estimated one out of 10 U.S. small businesses will be Hispanic-owned, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., said Saturday.

Movie Asks: What if Every Latino Vanished from State?

Picture waking up one morning to discover that all of California's Latinos - about a third of the state's population - had suddenly disappeared.

Hip-hop Stations Set Their Sights on Young Hispanics

Latinos have become increasingly important in the hip-hop radio ratings war, leading some stations to hire Latino DJs, play Spanglish ads and send incessant shout-outs to the Latin crews listening.

Latinos to Shed Minority Status

Latinos will be a majority of Los Angeles County residents by 2014 and of Californians by 2040, according to state population projections released Wednesday.

Live365/Terra.com Launch Hispanic Online Radio Service

Live365, an Internet radio network, and Terra.com, the U.S. Hispanic portal of the Terra network of sites, have teamed up to create an online radio service.

Nash Finch to Close Avanza Stores

Nash Finch Co., which has momentum in its food distribution business but slumping sales at its retail grocery stores, said Wednesday it will shut down 21 of its stores in June.

Democrats Start Ads In Spanish

A national Democratic group will launch two Spanish-language television ads in four states -- including New Mexico -- over the next week, and Gov. Bill Richardson has a role in both of them.

USHCC Founder Barreto Dies

Kansas City businessman and international Hispanic leader Hector Barreto Sr., 68, died Friday in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico, after a long illness.

Poll: Latino Vote Still Up For Grabs

President Bush leads in the contest for Florida's potentially decisive Latino vote but is failing to cut into John Kerry's strength with Latinos in the Southwest battlegrounds of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.

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