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TV watching
Ending weeks of speculation, Mexico's Grupo Televisa said Friday that it will toss its hat into the ring to bid on U.S. Hispanic media giant Univision Communications.

Is Your Investor an Angel -- or Devil?
Angel investors typically put money into young companies that they feel have tremendous potential but that also carry serious risk. Rather than expecting you to pay back the investment, they will want to own part of your company as compensation for the risk they're taking.

Businesses Respond to Immigration Movement
From huge factories to small hotels, employers plan to give employees Monday off so they can join the national immigration rights protests that day -- proving businesses are responding to a national phenomenon that has had a stunning lift-off.


Business

Microsoft Takes a Hit
Wall Street hammered Microsoft Corp. on Friday for its decision to pour money into its battles with Google and other rivals -- sending the Redmond company's shares on their biggest decline in more than five years. The stock tumbled 11 percent on the most volume ever for Microsoft, erasing $32 billion in market value from the company.

US Personal Spending Rises in March on Higher Incomes
Personal spending was up 0.6 per cent in March, and wages rose 0.8 per cent, a Department of Commerce report showed Monday

Is a Storm Brewing at the SBA?
Steven Preston, the little-known lawn-maintenance executive the White House tapped to replace Hector Barreto at the helm of the SBA is stirring up some industry advocates. They say the Chicago businessman and Bush loyalist is no friend of theirs.


Politics

May Day: The Fight Behind the Protest
With Congress expected to push hard to pass an immigration reform bill before the November elections, hopes are high among pro-immigrant groups that a new law will allow many immigrants to remain in the U.S. That's why they also hope that "A Day Without an Immigrant" on May 1 doesn't ultimately backfire -- and turn into a self-fulfilling prophesy.

NASA Seeks Plans for Education Agreement
NASA says it is seeking proposals from minority serving institutions, including Hispanic serving universities, historically black colleges and non-profit organizations, for funding that will ensure underrepresented groups enter science and technology academic programs.

According to Bush: Iraq Has Reached 'Turning Point'
Three years after his famous photo-op before a banner hailing "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq, US President George W. Bush on Monday declared that the war-torn country had finally turned a corner in establishing security and democracy.

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

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