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Brightstar Corp., a Hispanic-owned leading supply chain management and mobile solutions company, announced today that it has exceeded $2.2 billion in revenue for 2005. Brightstar Corp. ranked #3 in 2005 Hispanic Business 500.

When is a Small Business not so Small?
A Miami Herald review of more than 28,000 federal contracting documents for 2004 uncovered practices that give ample reason for concern. More than half of Florida's top 20 small-business contractors had more than 500 employees and millions of contracting dollars may have been credited by mistake to small businesses because of data-entry errors. The SBA's own Inspector General's Office has noted problems.

Supreme Court Nominee on the Issues
During the third day of confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito was confronted with questions by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on abortion, executive power and other contentious issues.


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And Baby Makes 3 (Hundred Million) Americans
If the experts are right, some time this month, perhaps somewhere in the suburban South or West of the United States, a couple, most likely white Anglo-Saxon Protestants or Hispanic, will conceive a baby who, when born in October, will become the 300 millionth American.

Biases Against Women and Minorities Still Exist in the Investment Management Industry
CalSTRS (the California State Teachers' Retirement System) has revealed the first round of survey results from its multiyear study of attitudes about diversity in the investment management industry. According to the study, biases against women and minorities still exist.

Hispanics Fill One Third of Jobs Created in 2005
On an annual basis, employment of Hispanics has increased by 847,000 jobs, bringing the Hispanic unemployment rate down from 6.5 percent in December 2004 to the current 6.0 percent. Hispanic employment represented one third of the total 2.6 millions jobs created in 2005.

Hispanics Losing Ground in Health Care
Federal government's own data has shown that there is a growing crisis in health care for Hispanic communities. It's a crisis that needs an emergency response at all levels; said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance) commenting on the National Healthcare Disparities Report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS

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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.

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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Revenues continue to climb at publicly traded Spanish-language broadcasters, but their stock prices have slumped in 2005.

Market Slump or Long-Term Trend?
Hispanic ad spending growth slowed significantly this year, after peaking in 2003.






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