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March brought a slight drop in the Hispanic unemployment rate to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in February, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor. The overall U.S. unemployment rate also decreased by 0.1 percent.

Chamber for Hispanics Goes Statewide
A State Hispanic Chamber targeting Oklahoma's increasing number of Hispanic business owners was launched last week with the mission to expand the programs and initiatives started at the Greater Tulsa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


Business

GM Chief's Grip on Wheel Still Fairly Firm
For months critics and self-appointed industry experts have come up with a variety of cures for what ails General Motors. The speculation about Wagoner was fueled again this week when the GM board voluntarily gave him a vote of confidence.

CalPERS Seeking Proposals From Firms
The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund, Thursday said it is seeking qualified firms to administer and handle marketing, education and customer service for CalPERS Supplemental Savings Programs.

Old School: Adults Flock to Degree Programs
Postsecondary schools have learned that catering to working adults attracts a growing market segment -- nontraditional students, defined as ages 25 to 64, who want a degree for reasons that include earning more money and advancing professionally.


Politics

Embattled DeLay Leaves Congress
Rep. Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader whose legal troubles have helped put congressional Republicans under an ethical cloud in an election year, will resign from Congress and drop out of the race to retain his seat.

Bush Authorized Leak, Libby Testifies
"There are too many leaks of classified information in Washington," Bush said on Sept. 30, 2003. "And if there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. And if the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of."

Split GOP Looking to Bush for Leadership on Immigration
On the topic of immigration, Republicans are a party deeply divided. For economic conservatives, the immigrant labor pool has become the lifeblood of many U.S. business owners. For cultural conservatives, the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants have become a symbol of what's gone wrong with America.

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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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Gloria Molian
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.

Diversity Inside-Out?
Catch-all definitions of diversity plus globalization may be putting equal opportunity even lower on the ladder of corporate obligation.div>





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