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A recent report, South Florida Entrepreneurship: 2005 Assessment, found older men and minorities are starting businesses in South Florida at far higher rates than the rest of the country.

High Court Nominee Seen as Pro-Business
Two unlikely opponents, a shopping mall and a hapless toad, could yield clues to John Roberts' views on business.

Bush Pushes Congress to Ratify Central America Trade Deal
President George W. Bush used a speech Thursday at OAS headquarters to put pressure on the U.S. House of Representatives to ratify a free-trade agreement with Central America when it takes up the treaty next week.

Greenspan Sending Mixed Message
In presenting what could be his final semi-annual economic report to Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan cautioned bond-market investors that they may be taking too much risk with their money.


Politics

Dean Predicts Republican Tactics
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean predicted Tuesday that the Republican Party will scapegoat immigrants in the 2006 election.

Senators Introduce Competing Immigration Plans
Lawmakers across the political system agree the immigration system is broken. But they disagree on how to fix it.

Feds Say Hispanics Blocked at Florida Poll
A lawsuit, filed this week in federal district court in Orlando, contends that the at-large system for electing the Board of Commissioners not only dilutes Hispanic voting strength, but that it was adopted with a discriminatory purpose.


Hispanic Market

Jennifer Lopez to Open JLo Boutique in Chicago Marshall Field's
Jennifer Lopez, the actress, singer and tabloid fixture who has also created a $220 million fashion business, picked Marshall Field's on State Street to open the first U.S. store for her JLo line of products.

Supermarket Chains Try to Entice Latino Consumers
The fight for the Latino consumer comes as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. punches the profits of big grocery chains like a pinata. The Arkansas-based chain now claims more than one out of four grocery consumers in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Distinct age differences emerge among Hispanic subgroups. More than 20 percent of Cubans are 65 or older, while a scant 4 percent of Mexicans are in that age bracket. On the other hand, 37 percent of Mexicans and 31 percent of Puerto Ricans are younger than 18.

South Leads US in Fastest Hispanic Growth
The geographic dispersion of the U.S. Hispanic population continues. States with small Hispanic populations have shown the greatest growth in the last decade with seven of the 10 fastest-growing states in the South.

The U.S. Hispanic Economy 2005
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Latin American home-buyers drive a Florida building boom.

The Related Group: A Cool $2 Billion
Jorge Perez explains his success with one word: Miami. The CEO of The Related Group of Florida grew his company's revenues 96.4 percent last year to a total $2.125 billion, making Related the No. 1 company on the 2005 Hispanic Business 500.






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