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Politics

Menedez
Robert Menendez achieved a lifelong dream yesterday, taking the oath as New Jersey's first Hispanic U.S. senator. He set about quickly to outline his policy agenda for the coming months.

Hispanic Leaders Speak out Against Alito
Several leaders of Hispanic organizations expressed opposition Thursday to the likely Senate confirmation of Samuel Alito as a Supreme Court justice, predicting his accession to the bench would erode civil rights and advances made by Hispanics in the United States.

Farber Set to Be New Jersey Attorney General
Governor-elect Jon Corzine nominates Cuban native Zulima Farber to become New Jersey's first Hispanic attorney general -- the head of an agency faulted in recent years for failing to attack the state's culture of corruption.


Hispanic Market

CEO Perez Leaves Nike
Nike announced Monday that CEO William Perez had resigned and been replaced by Nike brand co-president Mark Parker as the company's new president and chief executive officer.

For Hispanics, Farming is a Growth Industry
Between 1997 and 2002, the number of Hispanic-run farms grew 51 percent. At the same time, the number of farms run by African-Americans and Anglos declined, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

International Business Updates
Trade opportunities...MTV launches new Latin American Nick at Nite...MasterCard International named Ricardo Ibarria as vice president and regional head of acceptance.


Business

Say Hello to Tello
VoIP has taken off in a big way. The number of VoIP users in the residential market alone tripled to 3 million in 2004.

Google Refuses U.S. Demand for Search Data
Google Inc. is rebuffing the Bush administration's demand for a peek at what millions of people have been looking up on the Internet's leading search engine -- a request that underscores the potential for online databases to become tools for government surveillance.

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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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Newspaper stand
A flurry of deal-making reconfigures the Hispanic publishing sector.

Outside Influence
Outdoor advertising has become a powerful way to reach Hispanics.






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