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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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