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Alberto Gonzales
Alberto Gonzales was sworn in as attorney general in a ceremony held at the Department of Justice and attended by President Bush. Gonzales becomes the highest-ranking Hispanic in U.S. government history.

Examining the Ethnic Card and Nominees
Has the time come for ethnicity to be simply a fact and not a recommendation for high office? Taking a look back at some recent history and it's main players, the answer appears to be no.


Business

Get Ready for the Hispanic Nation
You've heard the stats: The fast-growing Hispanic population in the U.S. is 43.5 million strong, and 12.6 million Latinos are already online. Are your business systems ready for the Hispanic nation?

Fiorina's Exit: Just Another Firing?
Carly Fiorina's departure as the nation's highest-profile female corporate executive wasn't just another firing and it has left a gaping hole in the progress of women who have broken through the glass ceiling.


Entrepreneur

Bush Plan to Cut Micro Business Loans Criticized
President Bush wants to eliminate a program that funnels so-called micro loans to entrepreneurs, a move critics say will hurt very small businesses that depend on the financing.

Analysts Encourage Tapping SBA to Rebuild
A regional business analyst says Florida home and business owners who suffered physical damage to their property due to the summer's hurricanes should apply for an SBA loan--whether they need it or not.

Palm Beach Minorities, Women to Get Preference in Contracting
Businesses run by women or ethnic minorities will get an edge when trying to get work from the Palm Beach County school district, board members agreed Wednesday.


Media

It Sure Isn't Prime Time for Minorities
Wouldn't it be great if we could require television producers to undergo some diversity training? Then maybe primetime producers would realize minorities are not just funny sidekicks to white people.

Univision Names New President and COO
Univision Communications Inc. has named Ray Rodriguez President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, with all of Univision's businesses reporting to Mr. Rodriguez effective immediately.

Diaz Named Publisher of Miami Herald
Jesus Diaz Jr. will take over as publisher of The Miami Herald and its Spanish-language sister newspaper, El Nuevo Herald, this summer, parent company Knight Ridder Inc. announced Tuesday.

HispanTelligence Research
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Amid an explosive increase in the U.S. Hispanic population, advertisers spent an estimated $3.09 billion in 2004 to market their products and services to U.S. Hispanics. An 11 percent increase from the previous year.

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.

COMING SOON: The U.S. Hispanic Economy in Transition: Facts, Figures, and Trends 2005 Edition

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
Kim Casiano
With corporate board diversity at a standstill, new regulations may provide a catalyst for change.

Washington Insider: New Political Players on the Scene
Congressional Newcomers...Tax Repeal...Visa Concerns


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