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Estevez
Elite Women 2006. In the past five years, Lawyer Anne Marie Estevez has led legal teams defending Fortune 500 corporations in 22 major employment lawsuits. Her client list includes Blockbuster, Morgan Stanley, American Airlines, and the Telemundo Communications unit of NBC.

Intrigue at Univision Continues
Wall Street analysts were abuzz over the disclosure that Carlos Slim Domit, scion of Mexico's wealthiest clan, has purchased a 2.8 percent stake in Univision Communications. According to analysts, Univision's foreign ownership share may be already over the 25 percent federal limit.

U.S. Hispanic Media Market: Projections to 2010
Advertisers' efforts to reach Hispanic consumers are becoming more targeted, and language is a major factor. Advertisers spent more than $3.3 billion to market products to U.S. Hispanics in 2005, a 6.8 percent increase from 2004.


Business

U.S. Job Market Tightening
Two surveys show that the U.S. labor market is tightening and that employers may soon experience a serious shortage of skilled workers. The firm's quarterly Job Market Index survey of 3,000 job seekers found that in the first quarter, the median job search was the lowest job-search time recorded since the second quarter of 2001.

Google Posts First-profit Quarter Profit Up 60 Percent
Internet giant Google reported Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 60 percent from a year ago to 592 million dollars as revenues surged 79 percent.

G-7 Finance Officials Caution Against Higher Oil Prices, Imbalances
Finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of Seven industrialized nations cautioned against rising oil prices and imbalances as risk factors in the global economy at their one-day meeting held here Friday.

Politics

Can This Congress Be Saved?
When Congress went home for a 16-day recess two weeks ago, it left behind a mountain of unfinished business. This includes legislation on immigration, pension policy and taxes - and the small matter of a $2.8 trillion budget. Members had planned to finish all that after returning from a seven-day St. Patrick's Day vacation, but the Easter break got in the way. At this rate, voters are not going to ask if this Congress can be saved, but whether it is worth saving at all.

Former N.M. Treasurer Testifies on Kickbacks
The New Mexico State Treasurer's Office was awash with kickbacks during the eight years Michael Montoya headed it, according to Montoya's testimony Wednesday.

New Orleans' Upheaval Shows in Vote Results
Mayor Ray Nagin got the most votes in Saturday's mayoral primary by a comfortable margin, but he will probably need to broaden his support among white voters to defeat Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu in a runoff May 20, political analysts here say.

HispanTelligence Research
Media
Advertisers' efforts to reach Hispanic consumers are becoming more targeted, and language is a major factor. Advertisers spent more than $3.3 billion to market products to U.S. Hispanics in 2005, a 6.8 percent increase from 2004.

The U.S. Hispanic Economy 2005
Purchase your copy of latest research from HispanTelligence: The U.S. Hispanic Economy in Transition: Facts, Figures, and Trends (2005 Edition) -- a comprehensive study of the emerging Hispanic market.

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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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.

Permanently Plugged In
Elite Women 2006. The world of IT never stops turning for Patt Romero Cronin, IBM's vice-president of Global Business Transformation. In that role she led a global team of more than 12,000 IBM consultants who helped clients plan, design, and implement e-business solutions.






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