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Businesses are targeting the U.S. Hispanic consumer as never before, and investment companies are lining up to back them, sensing the chance for big returns in light of burgeoning demographic trends.

Hispanic Companies Among Suppliers of the Year
Three Hispanic companies are among the fifteen winners of the coveted designation of "Regional Supplier of the Year" from the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the NMSDC announced.

Business: From Passion to Profession?
Sometimes enthusiasts become convinced that they have a million-dollar business idea on their hands. So how can you tell whether or not your passion has what it takes to make it out of your basement and into the big leagues?

Politics

Mixed Initial Reaction to Bush Court Pick
Democrats gave a favorable initial response to the nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers to the US Supreme Court, while conservatives derided her as a "stealth nominee" who could betray them on social issues.

Study: Immigration Linked to U.S. Economy
Amid intensifying government efforts to stem the tide of undocumented immigrants into the United States, the Pew Hispanic Center released Tuesday a new study on the tendencies and parameters of that flow over the past 12 years.

Hispanic Market

Boom from Hispanic Population Predicted
The Hispanic boom of the first 20 years of the 2000s will be just as powerful as the baby boom of the 1950s and '60s, offering a major business opportunity for those who figure out how to target the community.

ABC Radio Signs Hispanic for Gig
In a bid to expand its Hispanic audience, ABC has signed a multi-year agreement with reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee. A fast-rising Latin music genre, Reggaeton is a blend of reggae, hip hop and dance hall.

HispanTelligence Research
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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.

Youth Driving Hispanic Population Boom
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.

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.

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The University of Miami ranks number 1 on this year's list of law schools.

Campus-Company Transition
With this issue, Hispanic Business debuts two reviews of top graduate schools, adding medicine and engineering schools to the previous directories of business and law schools.






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