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Palladium Equity Partners announced it has raised a $520 million private equity fund, believed to be the largest such fund to date, focused on investing in companies expected to benefit from the explosive growth of the U.S. Hispanic population.

Wal-Mart Nominates Alvarez for Board of Directors Position
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.

Minorities in Financial Services is Good Public Policy
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.


Business

Two Sectors Would Take Hit If Migrants Sent Home
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 Threaten Global Instability
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.

Diversity Improves Group Decisions
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.


Politics

Deadlines Near for WTO Doha Development Agenda
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?

Fourth Retired General Calls for Rumsfeld to Go
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.

Radio Stations Lead the Charge for Hispanics
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.

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South Leads US in Fastest Hispanic Growth
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.

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Search the 2005 Hispanic Business 500, a national benchmark of the surging development of U.S. Hispanic-owned companies.

Events
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


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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.

Politically Charged
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






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