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When Customers Want Kickbacks
Kickbacks have existed since the first person traded a cow for two pigs. So what should you say when you give your sales pitch, and the customer responds, "That sounds just wonderful, but what's in it for me personally?"

USHCC President to Join Auto Giant
In a move signifying the importance of the Hispanic business sector, Ford Motor Company has tapped Armando Ojeda, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, as Director of Supplier Diversity Development.

Hispanic Unemployment Rises to 6.4% in April
The unemployment rate for Hispanics rose to 6.4% in April. The rise puts Hispanic unemployment 1.2 percentage points higher than the overall unemployment rate, which remained at 5.2 percent.


Politics

Black-Hispanic Alliance Buoys LA Mayor Candidate
In big-city politics, electing one's own has always been a path to minority empowerment. But in the country's second-largest metropolis, the political fault lines in a spirited mayor's race are shifting toward a rare, historic alliance.

Struggle Over Voter IDs Evokes a Bitter Past
In South Carolina and dozens of other states - often with large black or Hispanic populations - a campaign is under way to toughen the voting process by demanding that registered voters flash a picture ID in order to post a ballot.

State Representative Dies in Car Accident
Texas State Representative Joe Moreno, D-Houston, was killed last week in a rollover accident as he, a House colleague and a legislative staff member were driving back to Austin from an NBA playoff game in Houston.


Hispanic Market

Latin America Takes Aim at U.S. Markets
Hispanics now rank as the largest U.S. minority, but that hasn't made it easier for Latin American entrepreneurs to sell their products in U.S. Still, Latin vendors keep hopes high, eager to savor profits amid the U.S. Hispanic boom.

Magazine Mania Hits South Florida
It's one of those businesses that's perceived as glamorous, but those who toil in the magazine industry say it's anything but. Still, that's not deterring an increasing number of wannabes who are launching a tidal wave of new titles.

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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.

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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