|Tuesday, April 18, 2006 • Volume 4, Issue #172||Home||Research||Magazine||Contact Us|
Wal-Mart Stores announced that its Board of Directors has nominated Aida M. Alvarez, former administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration for election to the Wal-Mart board at the company's annual shareholders' meeting June 2.
Economic empowerment was one of the most important issues I faced while helping to build NCLR, and the struggle continues. Every dollar saved is a step toward financial security. Latinos must become financially literate. To achieve this, we need a collective effort from the private, public and non-profit sectors to increase financial literacy.
New figures released Thursday by the Pew Hispanic Center reveal that more than half of recently arrived undocumented immigrants work in construction and services, two sectors of the economy that could suffer if these workers are forced to return home.
High oil prices are storing up trouble for the world economy by creating serious imbalances in national finances, not least in the United States, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Thursday. The US current account deficit widened to a colossal new high of 804.9 billion dollars in 2005, reflecting high energy prices and a consumer binge on cheap imported goods.
Tufts University scientists say they've determined diverse groups perform better than homogenous groups when it comes to decision making. Researchers say it's due largely to dramatic differences in the way whites behave in diverse groups.
As major deadlines approach, growing number of trade negotiators, analysts, and business leaders are asking: Do the current negotiations for the WTO Doha Development Agenda still matter, and what's their relevance for businesses and consumers?
Another retired general called for the resignation of US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Wednesday, adding to a drumbeat of pressure from the military for new leadership and fresh thinking on Iraq.
In recent weeks the power and reach of Hispanic media - radio in particular - has become especially clear. In fact, for many Hispanics there are two heroes from the successful march to protest immigration legislation under consideration in Congress: the Hispanic community and Hispanic radio.
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.
Search the 2005 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.
Join the Nation´s Most Powerful Hispanic Women for an Exclusive Gala Celebration!
2006 Woman of the Year Awards Gala
Caesars Palace Las Vegas
May 4, 2006
Align your organization with the most influential power brokers of the Hispanic community.
Network with the inner circle of high-profile Hispanic women.
Enjoy the black-tie celebration dinner, with top-flight entertainment and superb cuisine.
Seating is limited, so register today at www.hbevents.com/WOY or contact the Events Department at 800.205.9459.
|From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...|
For Patricia Madrid, it has always been about being an advocate and winning – with no ceiling acknowledged. She is the first Hispanic to hold New Mexico's top elected executive law enforcement position
You are subscribed as #EMAIL#
To UNSUBSCRIBE or manage your subscription options, go to
Please feel free to forward this newsletter
Send any comments or questions to: email@example.com
Hispanic Business, Inc.
425 Pine Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA 93117