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State Hispanic organizations are calling on New Jersey to offer a state-issued card that would allow illegal immigrants to drive but, unlike a traditional license, would not serve as identification.

Chicano Leader Gonzales Remembered
Among members of the Hispanic community, Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales is remembered as both a beloved and divisive force in the Chicano movement. Gonzales, who died last week at age 76, is credited with inspiring generations of Hispanics.

Hispanic Candidates Turn to Miami
Antonio Villaraigosa, who is competing to become the first Hispanic mayor in Los Angeles in more than 100 years, is the latest candidate making the rounds in Miami's booming Hispanic fundraising circuit.


Business

Corporations, Rich are Top IRS Targets
Rich people and corporations will be the primary targets of the IRS in the coming years as the agency tries to close a tax gap that is estimated at more than a quarter-trillion dollars, the IRS chief said yesterday in San Diego.

Pension Funds Threaten to Sue AIG
California's two biggest pension funds have suffered at least $400 million in paper losses linked to accounting improprieties at giant insurer American International Group, and they may sue to recover the money.

Successful? Don't Dare to Relax
The more success a company experiences, the more it will spawn copycats -- companies seeking to duplicate its technology, mimic its business model, or imitate its brand. Don't let underestimating aggressive competitors trip up your company's growth.


Hispanic Market

Wireless Giants Rings Up Big Hispanic Sales
Cingular Wireless, already one of the strongest cellular carriers among U.S. Latinos, is working hard to ring up even bigger sales in the Hispanic market, Chief Operating Officer Ralph de la Vega announced.

Scholarship Aids Hispanic Marketing
Citing a lack of Spanish speaking marketing professionals, Zubi Advertising agency is ponying up $10,000 to fund scholarships for students in Florida State University's Hispanic marketing program over the next two years.

HispanTelligence Research
business
HispanTelligence reports the unemployment rate for Hispanics dropped from 6.4 percent to 5.7 percent in March, with Hispanics adding 214,000 jobs and 83,000 new Hispanics joining the U.S. labor force.

COMING SOON: The U.S. Hispanic Economy 2005
Get a sneak preveiw of latest research from HispanTelligence: The U.S. Hispanic Economy in Transition: Facts, Figures, and Trends (2005 Edition) -- a comprehensive study of the emerging Hispanic market.

Top 50 Hispanic Market Advertisers: '00-'04
From 2000-2004, dollars spent by the top-50 advertisers to reach the U.S. Hispanic market grew from $658.37 million to $1.23 billion, according to a new HispanTelligence research report.

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James Alvarez
James Alvarez, a fledgling Chicago businessman and avid golfer, makes his mark turning obstacles into opportunities.

Shop Shifting
Hispanic ad agencies struggle to define their mission in a consolidating industry.


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