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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #96 -- Tuesday, November 9, 2004


Hispanic Market Advertising to Exceed $3 Billion by 2005

2004 Hispanic Business 500

Number of Hispanic-owned Service Firms Surges

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The Hispanic New York Designated Market Area

Hispanics contribute more than $55 billion to New York area's aggregate income.

Hispanic Business Hosts 14th Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The 14th annual Hispanic Business Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Gala will be held November 11th, 2004, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

LiveChat Transcript: "Making Your Way to an MBA"

Read last week's LiveChat transcript: "Making Your Way to an MBA" with speaker Nicole Lindsay, Associate Director of Admissions at Yale School of Management.

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SUPREME COURT: Spotlight on a Hispanic as Bush Court Nominee

White House counsel Alberto Gonzales, a Texan and confidant of President Bush, is suddenly the focus of speculation that he will be Bush's choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy when it arises.

Congress is Now a Bit More Diverse

Both Republicans and Democrats can claim a slightly more diverse face after Tuesday's elections, but still far short of a Census Bureau snapshot.

Democratic Convention Panel to Give Boston Chamber Minority Vendor List

Boston 2004 Inc., the host committee for July's Democratic National Convention, plans to turn over its missing minority and women-owned vendor directory to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, which will make it available to the public.

Twenty Percent Increase in CD shipments has Latin Music Industry Upbeat

Latin music shipments jumped 20 percent in the first half of 2004, a welcome reprieve at a time when rampant piracy continues to poke holes in record labels' revenues.

Spanglish in the Suburbs

Many Hispanics worry that as it grows more popular, Spanglish will erode American Hispanics' knowledge of, and respect for, the Spanish language and culture.

Ten Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

"This great idea" has been bubbling in your brain for years, so you finally decide to quit your day gig and scratch your entrepreneurial itch. But know that there are a minefield of mistakes you could step onto as a new business owner.

Cuba to Postpone 10 Percent Tax on Dollar-Peso Exchanges

Cuba announced Thursday that it will postpone until Nov. 14 imposing a 10 percent tax on exchanges of exchange U.S. dollars for local currency, but said the greenback will cease to be accepted in shops beginning next Monday.

Pros and Cons of Running a Home Business

Operating a home-based business is more than a notion. Bill Boudreaux, president and founder of Minority Business Options LLC and author of The Complete Startup Guide for the Black Entrepreneur (Career Press), outlines in his book some pros and cons of working from home.

Latino Voters' Voices Heard on Election Day

For years, political analysts have called the Latino vote a sleeping giant, huge in potential but something less on Election Day. On Tuesday, the giant awoke, and both parties had reason to take note.

U.S. Democrat Ken Salazar to Become First Hispanic Senator in 25 Years

Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar, a Democrat, won a seat in the U.S. Senate early Wednesday, making him the first Hispanic senator in 25 years, according to television network projections.

Indiana Program Benefits Small Business

Small-business owners attended the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach meeting to gather information on the proper procedures to obtain state certification. Businesses certified by the state have a greater opportunity to work with NICTD and GPTC.

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New Day, Old Challenges

The USHCC emerges from two years of turmoil with a fresh leadership team and familiar goals.

Captivating their Audience

Independent studios are targeting Hispanic moviegoers with English-language productions that also appeal to general audiences.


5th Annual Investment Management Conference

Friday, November 12, 2004
San Juan Puerto Rico

Latino Expo Westchester County Center

Saturday, November 13, 2004
Westchester County Center, White Plains, NY

Holiday Business Showcase Event

Saturday, November 13, 2004
Holiday Inn -North Miami Beach Florida

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