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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #100 -- Tuesday, December 7, 2004


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Hispanic Purchasing Power Surges to $700 Billion

Hispanic Market Advertising to Exceed $3 Billion by 2005

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Resources

Prepping for Holiday Business - Online

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, many small-business owners are devoting as much -- if not more -- attention and resources to their Web sites, according to the recently released 2004 Business Barometer of Online Activities.

Paperwork for Contracting Program May Get Easier Under Federal Spending Bill

Small firms would be able to more easily tap into a special government contracting program under a provision in the so-called omnibus spending bill that has passed the Senate and the House.

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Join us on Thursday, December 9, at 1 p.m. PT for LiveChat: Making Your Way Into St. Mary's School of Law with Director of Admissions, William C. Wilson Ph.D.

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Headlines

Nielsen Takes Steps to Gain Broader Hispanic Support

After an arduous battle with Spanish-language broadcasters, Nielsen Media Research is finally gaining some acceptance for its new television ratings system.

A Foreign-born President? Some Say It's Time

There are four proposals in Congress to amend the Constitution to permit foreign-born citizens to be president, after a lengthy period of citizenship. Advocates of changing the Constitution say the current provision is out of date and un-American.

Attitudes of Hispanics Surveyed

Hispanics who view themselves as white are more likely to be better educated, earn more, register to vote and vote Republican, according to a national study to be released today on how Hispanics identify racially.

Santa Clarita, Calif.-area Group Helps Women Start Their Own Business Ventures

A nonprofit organization aimed at helping women and minorities start businesses in the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys has already attracted dozens of interested entrepreneurs.

Examining Roots, Future, Impact of America's Diversity

In his book, "The New Mainstream: How the Multicultural Consumer is Transforming American Business," Guy Garcia describes how a coalition of minorities, who have long felt left out of the cultural mainstream in this country, are now transforming it.

Latinos Lead in Surge Among Entrepreneurs

Latinos, blacks and women increasingly abandoned their jobs to take the leap into self-employment last year, a government study finds.

Polls: Hispanic Votes for Bush Overestimated

Fewer Hispanics voted for President Bush than first reported, according to various polls. Despite adjustments, Bush still made gains in the Hispanic community, increasing his share by nearly 5 percent.

Spanish Writer Sanchez Ferlosio Wins Cervantes Prize

Spanish writer Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio on Thursday was awarded the 2004 Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious in Hispanic literature.

Corporate Critic Removed from the Board of Calpers

A prominent figure in the corporate governance movement in the United States, Sean Harrigan, the president of Calpers, the largest pension fund in the United States, was voted out of his post on Wednesday.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business Magazine...

Hispanic Business Magazine

The Media Boom

Investment and advertising dollars are fueling a new round of growth across the country. But can all of the new players survive?

Tapping Capital

A Hispanic Business CEO Roundtable convenes top 2004 EOY finalists and leading financial experts to discuss making capital more readily available to innovative Hispanic companies.

Events

9th U.S. Hispanic Marketing 2004

Monday, December 13, 2004
Miami, Florida

LA 2nd Edicion De Premios FOX Sports

Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Jackie Gleason Theater of Performing Arts

2005 Wall Street Project

Tuesday, January 11, 2005
New York

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