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The Informant, Volume 4, Issue #105 -- Tuesday, January 18, 2005


Research

Hispanic Advertising Expenditures: 2000-2007

2004 Hispanic Business 500

Relatively Small Wholesale Segment Leads in Overall Sales


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Headlines

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LatAm Funds Produce in '04

The hottest mutual funds of 2004 were Latin American stock funds, producing on average 38.39 percent for their investors. That's more than three and a half times the average U.S. stock fund.

NASCAR Reaches South of Border

With an unwavering company line of "Grow the Sport," NASCAR has reached out to untapped major American markets from Los Angeles to Chicago and will make inroads south of the border beginning this year.

Major Forces Changing Mix of Home Buyers

The "Browning of America" is one of three powerful demographic forces that will shape housing in the future, determining who will buy homes, where they'll buy them and what they will be like.

Lat Am Off Washington's Radar Screen?

As Washington worries that poverty and inequality generate new enemies for America in the Islamic world, it has shown much less urgency about similar problems festering in its own backyard.

Arizona Lawmaker Turned Role Model

Mexican-born Amanda Aguirre, the first Hispanic immigrant woman to be elected to the Arizona state legislature, is a former research chemist who came up with the precise formula for success in her adopted homeland.

MALDEF Asks U.S. to Veto Voter Law

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund contends that requiring identification to register and vote will harm the ability of Arizona's Latino community to exercise its constitutional rights.

Macy's Settles Racial Profiling Case

Macy's has agreed to a settlement in a case in which black and Hispanic customers alleged the company targeted minorities in trying to catch suspected shoplifters, the retail chain confirmed.

US Economy Predicted to Grow 3.6%, Survey Says

The US economy this year will expand 3.6 per cent, unemployment will decline and more stable fuel prices will slow inflation, according to results from a monthly survey by Bloomberg News.

Bush Completes Formation of New Cabinet

The new cabinet will be made up of 11 men and four women, with two blacks, two Hispanics and two Asian-Americans.

Burger King, Latin Music Stars Translate "Have It Your Way"

Burger King Corp. has partnered with Latin music stars Pilar Montenegro and Obie Bermúdez to promote a new sweepstakes in which one grand-prize winner can receive a $10,000 gift card.

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?

Top 25 Hispanic Ad Agencies

Smaller agencies report faster growth but those at the top keep a strong lead.

Events

Premios Deportivos Latinos

Friday, January 21, 2005
New York City, New York

11th Annual Marketing to U.S. Hispanics & Latin America Conference

Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Miam Beach Resort, Miami, FL

Creative Summit and Vision Awards

Thursday, March 3, 2005
Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA

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