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Top 10 Companies for Hispanics
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.

Top 10 Companies for Philanthropic Giving
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.

Measuring Degrees of Achievement
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.

Politics

USHCC Backs Roberts and Gonzales for Supreme Court
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.

Bush's Approval Rating Hits All-time Low
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.

Ferrer's Stokes Hopes Among NYC Hispanics
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.

Hispanic Market

Hispanic Food Gateway to U.S. Market
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.

Fed: Minorities Pay More for Loans
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.

HispanTelligence Research
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Between 1990 and 2003, the Hispanic population grew 78 percent more than four times faster than the national growth rate. Today, Hispanics make up the largest ethnic minority in the United States, numbering 39.9 million.

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.

Inside the House: Hispanics Subgroups Differ by Age
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.

Events
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GeoScape (2005)
From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
Circ Subscription (2005)
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A complex calculation measures a company's total commitment to the Hispanic market.

Top 10 Law Schools for Hispanics
The University of Miami ranks number 1 on this year's list of law schools.


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