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Business

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Health Costs Dog Would-be Entrepreneurs
As health costs soar, more would-be entrepreneurs are reluctant to quit Corporate America and its blue-chip benefits to start businesses, raising alarms about the impact on innovation and job growth, experts say. (more)

Texas Exporters Stand to Profit from CAFTA
Texas will play a big role as the Bush administration begins capitalizing on the congressional approval of the Central American Free Trade Agreement, Deputy Commerce Secretary David Sampson said in San Antonio. (more)

Business: Giving It Your Personal Best
Sometimes a good story makes a point better than any Top 10 list of ideas or tips. This banker's tale is just one of the many examples that underscore the power of personal connections in business. (more)

Politics

Nunez Pressing to Declare Border Crisis
California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez is pressuring Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to join his counterparts in New Mexico and Arizona in declaring a state of emergency to help defray the costs of illegal immigration. (more)

Surging Debtors Rushing to Beat Tougher New Law
Rushing to beat an October deadline, when the biggest overhaul of U.S. bankruptcy law in a quarter century takes effect, rising numbers of Americans seeking to have their debts erased have filed for protection. (more)

Napolitano OKs New Voter-ID Rules
Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano has okayed new rules that require each voter to produce identification at the polls before getting a ballot. The rules now face ratification under the federal Voting Rights Act. (more)

Hispanic Market

The Economy: From Nielsen to Wal-Mart
"It's not personal. It's strictly business." The line comes to mind a lot these days, applied to subjects as diverse as TV ratings and Wal-Mart. (more)

FSU Launches Unique Hispanic Program
Marketing to U.S. Hispanics has become such big business that you can now get a college education in it. Florida State University is launching the country's first center for Hispanic marketing communication. (more)

NASCAR Looks to Gain Hispanic Fan Base
Hendrick Motorsports has signed Adrian Fernandez to drive in four more Busch races this season, and if he likes the results, Fernandez just might stick around long enough to help NASCAR unlock the Hispanic fan base. (more)

HispanTelligence Research
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The U.S. Hispanic Economy 2005
Purchase your copy 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. (more)

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. (more)

Ad Expenditure Growth by Medium: 2000-2007
Double-digit gains in Hispanic advertising expenditures were made in all media, but television continues to garner the majority of all ad dollars, according to a new HispanTelligence research report. (more)

Events
GeoScape (2005)
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2005 Hispanic Business Fastest-Growing 100® companies
View this year's directory of the Hispanic Business Fastest-Growing 100® companies. (more)

Celebrating Achievements
Nearly 300 attendees gathered at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on June 23 to recognize successful Hispanic women at the third annual Hispanic Business® magazine Woman of the Year Awards. (more)





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