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Top Stories


Hispanic Market

television
The list of so-called big event U.S. television programs now includes a show in Spanish, "Premio Lo Nuestro." Yet another sign of the growing importance of the Hispanic market to mainstream advertisers.

Elite Institutions Thinking Change
Amherst isn't acting in a vacuum. Many elite colleges also have aggressive programs aimed at attracting and admitting more low-income students. Here's a closer look at three of the most prominent programs...

U.S. Leading Indicators Up for 4th Straight Month
A gauge of future U.S. economic activity rose for the fourth straight monthly gain, the Conference Board said Tuesday. This is the largest string of increases since 2004. The increase in January was larger than expected.


Business

Tax E-filing: Pluses and Pitfalls
As taxpayers enter the heart of income tax filing season, more are expected to abandon paper and file their returns electronically. E-filing by computer has been available nationwide since 1990.

Report Puts Blame on Fannie Mae Officers
Investigators released new evidence Thursday that senior executives of Fannie Mae, the largest U.S. buyer of home mortgages, manipulated its accounting in the 1990s to meet earnings projections so that top executives could receive more than $25 million in bonuses.

Upstarts Level the Field for Smaller Tech Players
The trickle-down tech business is being challenged by a bottom-up revolution, one fueled by a second wave of Internet technologies like the search services from Google, Yahoo and Microsoft.


Politics

Making It Pay to Film Los Angeles
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is proposing eliminating fees on the entertainment industry as part of the relaunch of FilmL.A., the nonprofit company responsible for issuing on-location film permits.

Senators Slam SBA Budget for 2007
The Small Business Administration (SBA) calls its budget for 2007 "fiscally responsible," but Senators from both parties immediately criticized it.

Gov. Richardson Vows to Tackle Predatory Lending
Gov. Bill Richardson issued a moratorium on the licensing of any new payday loan companies in the state, and has directed lawmakers to consider new regulations limiting renewals and rollovers and capping rates and fees.

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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.

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.

From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Marketing
Yankelovich Inc., a leading marketing research and consulting firm, emphasizes in its predictions for 2006 that the Hispanic market is "a main driving force" and "catalyst for growth" in the American economy, destined to receive heightened attention from marketers this year and beyond.

The Energy Entrepreneur
David Hernandez wins the EOY Award for making Liberty Power a new player in the electricity sector.






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