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Minority-owned businesses could squander years of hard-earned growth if they don't embrace innovative ways of operating, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group.

Entrepreneur: Selling for Survival
Yes, you have to learn to raise and manage money, create great products that your customers actually need, manage and motivate your employees, and so on. But the single most important skill that entrepreneurs don't typically learn is how to seal the deal.

Hispanics Misguided on Mortgages
Hispanic looking to buy a home or refinance an existing residence are increasingly attractive to mortgage lenders, but those who come courting are too often the wrong sort, says Janis Bowdler, a housing-policy analyst with the National Conference of La Raza.

Politics

President Bush's best shot at getting a nominee through the bitterly divided Senate before the Supreme Court reconvenes Oct. 3 is to pick a moderate -- and increasingly, his good friend Alberto Gonzales appears to fit the bill.

With a few prominent senators addressing their colleagues in Spanish, others taking Spanish lessons, and many more legislators adding Spanish speakers to their communications teams, Spanish has a solid foothold in the halls of power in Congress.

The latest USA TODAY, CNN, Gallup Poll, showed overwhelming support for putting another woman on the court. Three of four favored appointing a woman to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the high court.


Hispanic Market

The rocky relationship between Univision and Televisa shows no signs of smoothing over: The Mexican Televisa has added two new claims to a lawsuit against the U.S. Hispanic media powerhouse, including charges that Univision is improperly withholding royalties.

Most Hispanic workers in the United States fail to save for retirement and risk relying in their later years on an endangered Social Security system, according to a report endorsed by two Hispanic House members, a California Democrat and a Florida Republican.

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The Fast Growing Hispanic Youth Market
While the U.S. median age continues to rise, from 35.3 years in 2000, the median age of Hispanics remains the lowest of all groups. Demographers predict faster growth among young Hispanics than among other young ethnic groups for the next decade.

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