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Aznar
There is a suspicion among observers that the activities in the United States of a number of figures from the Aznar government have certainly not helped to ease the current tension between Washington and the new crowd in Madrid.

Support Sought for Free Trade Agreement
President Bush is working to build support for the Central American Free Trade Agreement with a focus on boosting economic ties in the face of rising competition from China and mobilizing support from U.S. Hispanics.

When is a Small Business Not a Small Business?
The U.S. Small Business Administration is tinkering with the question of how "small" is a small business, and the answer could force little companies to battle behemoths for hefty government contracts.


Entrepreneur

For Entrepreneurs, a Harder World
Is America's entrepreneurial spirit eroding? Over the years, the question has been raised at conferences of would-be entrepreneurs, in B-school entrepreneurship classes, and by the business media.

Small Companies Can Attract Quality Workers With Good Benefits Package
As South Florida business owners expand, many are struggling to compete for workers against larger firms that can more easily offer a rich array of health and retirement benefits.

J.Lo: New Designer on the Block
In an age where every pop star and her mother has her own clothing collection, it's surprising that an already established icon like Lopez is upping the ante with an upscale line (labeled Sweetface, a name she says an old agent used to call her) and a splashy fashion show.


Media

Sprint to Offer Wireless Service for Hispanic Market
A new Miami company, Movida Communications, Inc., has cut a deal with Sprint Corp. and will offer wireless phone service to the Hispanic market in the U.S.

Hispanic Print Will Grow the Fastest in 2005
Growth expected to outpace Hispanic broadcast media and almost double mainstream media in general, according to Advertising Age Magazine.

U.S. Networks Shun Hispanic Issues
Despite many millions of U.S. Hispanics whose first language is English, the country's main television networks virtually ignored Latino issues during last year's electoral campaign, a new study shows.

Televisa Plays Soap Stars Against Univision
Mexican TV powerhouse Televisa has forbidden its stable of stars to appear in shows and specials produced by Univision Communications, the dominant broadcaster for the U.S. Hispanic market.

HispanTelligence Research
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Double-digit gains in Hispanic advertising expenditures were made in all media, but television continues to garner the majority of all ad dollars, according to a new HispanTelligence research report.

Number of Hispanic-Owned Firms to Reach 2 Million in 2004
The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States is expected to reach 2 million and generate revenues totaling $273.81 billion in 2004.

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2005 Outlook: The Year Ahead
Slower growth, higher interest rates, and moderate inflation is projected.


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