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Ec Outlook
The New Year brought a slight drop in the unemployment rate for Hispanics, falling to 5.8 percent in January from 6.0 percent in December, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor.

ImpreMedia Acquires "La Prensa"
A Spanish-language newspaper that has been a mainstay of Central Florida's Hispanic community for more than two decades is now under new ownership, purchased by ImpreMedia.


Politics

Farber Sworn in as NJ Attorney General
The State Senate endorsed Gov. Corzine's nomination of Farber, 61, by a vote of 24-10. About an hour later, she was sworn in as the state's top law enforcement officer in the governor's outer office.

Bush to Request Another $120 Billion for Iraq and Afghanistan
The White House budget office, said Thursday that Bush would seek a quick infusion of $70 billion, plus another $50 billion as part of the proposed fiscal 2007 federal budget that will go to Congress on Monday.

House OKs $39 Billion Budget Cuts
The largest reduction in spending would be a nearly $12 billion slice in federal student loans. The legislation also reduces spending on Medicare by $6.4 billion over five years. The spending reductions overshadowed by $70 billion in tax cuts.


Business

Bernanke Could Face a High Rate of Challenges
It's Ben Bernanke's Federal Reserve now--for better or worse. Some say his reign could be one of the most challenging ever encountered by a U.S. central bank chairman.

Federal Reserve Raises Key Rate to 4.50 Per Cent
Federal Reserve policy makers, meeting for the last time under US central bank head Alan Greenspan Tuesday, boosted the benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point Tuesday to 4.50 per cent, the fourteenth straight increase and the highest level since spring 2001.

Private Equity Performance Solid in Q3 2005
Private equity funds continued to outperform the public markets across all time horizons in the third quarter of 2005, according to Thomson Venture Economics and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).

HispanTelligence Research
migration
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.

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The economic tempo may slow in 2006, but marketers see high notes in the Hispanic sector.

Gaining Higher Ground
This year's directory contains only 20 executives, five fewer than in 2005. But these managers wield tremendous influence, truly deserving of the title "Elite." They represent the vanguard of an expanding cadre of Hispanic managerial talent.






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