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Gloria Molina
Gloria Molina personifies the progress of Hispanics in Los Angeles; a feat that won her the 2006 Hispanic Business magazine Woman of the Year award.

Hispanic-owned Businesses in Illinois on Rise
In Illinois, the number of Hispanic-owned firms climbed to 39,553 in 2002, up from 31,010 in 1997. At that rate, Hispanic businesses could total 50,000 this year, the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce reports.

Prince of Burgers Offers Lessons in Entrepreneurship
When Al Cabrera joined as a partner in a single Burger King franchise two decades ago, he had ambitions. Flash forward to 2006: there's Cabrera at the helm of 259 Burger King franchises, making him the fast-food chain's second-largest franchisee.


Business

Alcatel and Lucent Confirm Merger
Lucent Technologies Inc, the largest telecommunications-equipment maker in the US, and its French competitor, Alcatel confirmed their merger Sunday.

US Economy Expands at 1.7 Percent Annual Clip
The US economy grew at a 1.7 per cent annual clip in the fourth quarter of 2005 as consumers kept their wallets closed. It was the slowest pace in nearly three years, but experts predict that the lull in economic growth was temporary.

GM Sells Majority in GMAC for $14 B
General Motors Corp said Monday it sold a majority stake in its financial services unit to a group led by Cerberus Capital Management LP, earning GM about 14 billion dollars over three years.


Politics

Immigration Battle Could Decide GOP's Future
The furor over immigration that is raging in Congress, on radio talk shows, on cable TV shoutfests, and in the conservative blogosphere is actually a high-stakes duel over the image and direction of the Republican Party.

U.S. Hispanics Keep Cesar Chavez's Legacy Alive
By means of pacific marches during the 1960s and 1970s throughout California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico, Cesar Chavez became the driver of a movement that demanded better wages, decent living conditions and medical benefits for crop workers.

Immigrant Demonstrations Continue Across U.S.
Thousands of demonstrators again took to the streets of several U.S. cities in support of legislation that could provide a pathway to legalization for millions of undocumented immigrants.

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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.

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