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Politics

U.S. Undocumented Population Nears 11 Million
The nation's undocumented immigrant population surged to 10.3 million last year, spurred largely since 2000 by the arrivals of unauthorized Mexicans in the United States, according to a recent report.

Hispanics Split on Bush Social Security Proposal
Nearly half of U.S. Hispanics support personal investment accounts for Social Security, even though they might have more difficulty making the transition to such accounts than the overall population.

Martinez Joins Senate in Bush Oil Victory
Sen. Mel Martinez joined the Senate majority in making it easier for Congress to approve oil exploration in an Alaskan wildlife refuge, marking a turning point in a decades-long fight between environmentalists and the petroleum industry.


Business

SBA on Track for Record Year
Despite budget cuts, the U.S. Small Business Administration is on track to set a record for the number of small-business loans this year, the federal agency's national administrator announced.

Minorities Depend on Subprime Loans
Women, minorities and lower-income borrowers depend on subprime lenders, firms that specialize in higher-cost loans to people with blemished credit records, for a disproportionate share of mortgages and refinance loans, a new study reports.

The Best People, and How to Hire Them
Companies that succeed in hiring great people will always be a step ahead. Meet one entrepreneur who focuses relentlessly on nabbing the best talent -- and in doing so, has grown his startup into an industry-standard bearer.

Wal-Mart Settles Illegal Immigrants Case
Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, has announced it has settled a criminal investigation into its use of illegal immigrant labour with an 11-million-dollar payment to the US authorities.


Hispanic Market

Grocers Slow to Cater to Hispanics
Many regional food retailers are shifting their products and practices to appeal to the ballooning Hispanic market, but most aren't doing nearly enough given the size of the opportunity, experts say.

Phils Target Hispanic Fans With Radio Deal
Major League Baseball's Philadelphia Phillies, who have only sporadically made their games available in Spanish over the years, have signed a 4-year agreement to broadcast all 162 games on Spanish language radio.

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.

The Hispanic New York Designated Market Area
Hispanics contribute more than $55 billion to the New York area's aggregate income -- another key characteristic that differentiates the area's Hispanic community and its high concentration of wealth.

Number of Hispanic-owned Service Firms Surges
According to HispanTelligence® analysis, the number of Hispanic-owned service firms is expected to increase by 800,000 in the coming years-- leading all other sectors in concentration and number.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Contractors find their space in an expanding federal marketplace.

Profiting in a Sideways Market
Experts don't foresee a raging bull in the near future, but discriminating investors can still make gains.


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