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NEW RESEARCH: The 2005 Hispanic Business 500 Directory -
A national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.
Visit HispanicBusiness.com to search the directory.
Coverage of this year's Top 40 Companies for Hispanics continues with Top 10 Companies for Hispanics Among Highest-paid Employees, a ranking of companies based on compensation of Hispanic professionals.
View this year's Top 10 Companies for Philanthropic Giving, a ranking of companies based on their expenditures on philanthropic services that benefit minority groups.
Entrepreneurs have to make difficult decisions about the level of education to pursue. Business school is costly and takes years to complete, and even longer to pay dividends. Still, the benefits of education are hard to ignore.
The USHCC has announced its support for the nomination of Judge John Roberts and called on President Bush to nominate Alberto Gonzales as the first Hispanic Justice of the Supreme Court.
The heavily-criticized response to hurricane disaster has depressed US President George W. Bush's job-approval rating to the lowest point of his presidency at 42 percent, according to a new survey.
New York seasoned Hispanic politician Fernando Ferrer has stoked the hopes of many Hispanics here that the nation's major East Coast city might be run - as is the principal West Coast metropolis - by a Hispanic.
Peruvian chicha, Mexican jerky and Colombian corn bread are some of the foods and beverages seeking broader entry to the U.S. Hispanic market by way of the Expo Comida Latina under way in New York.
Minorities are more likely than whites to take out higher-priced loans to buy or refinance a home and are denied loans more often. The differences can be explained largely by factors like income, the Federal Reserve said.
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.
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.
|From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...|
The University of Miami ranks number 1 on this year's list of law schools.
"The expansion of our business with Louisville Forge was the result of your second tier program in general and your Opportunity Exchange in particular," wrote Roger Stone, Vice President of MBE Action Tool and Machine, in a letter to Toyota.
Acknowledging how Toyota's unique minority business trade show helped him land additional business with one of the automaker's Tier I suppliers, an appreciative Mr. Stone wrote, "The big breakthrough came when your Opportunity Exchange provided the opportunity for me to spend some time informally chatting with Walter McKee, Louisville Forge's Purchasing Manager. We got to know each other better and realized that we both saw potential for the relationship to be bigger than it was, and I think we both became committed to making it happen."
And make it happen they did, anticipating $500,000 of business for the year following that first informal conversation at Opportunity Exchange.
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