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The U.S. economy has added 2,492,000 jobs since April 2005, with Hispanics filling 42.7 percent of those positions, despite being only 13.6 percent of the total U.S. labor force. The Hispanic unemployment rate has fallen from 6.4 percent in April 2005 to the current 5.4 percent.

Entrepreneur Powers Through Giants
David Hernandez understands the power of big businesses. As an entrepreneur, he's fighting a door-to-door, David-versus-Goliath battle against the nation's entrenched utility companies. His company posted $100 million in revenues last year.

Hispanic Women Spur Educational Gains
Over the time period of 1980 to 2000, the percentage of the Hispanic population that is at least a high school graduate has increased. While more Hispanic men have become high school graduates over this time, the majority of the increase is due to the educational gains of Hispanic women.


Business

Where in the World is Wisdom?
In a world with Yahoo Maps, GPS devices and OnStar-equipped vehicles, why does knowing geography matter, anyway? Studying all those capitals, countries and continents is so, well, 20th Century. Boriiiing. Besides all those borders keep changing anyway. How's an American supposed to keep up?

Dreaming Up the Perfect Sales Pitch
All sales pros know that successful selling starts long before you actually meet with a prospective customer. But regardless of what motivates you -- landing the Golden Egg account or losing a client to the competition from Heck, this sales-presentation scenario could help.

US Jobs Rise Lags Behind Expectations
The US unemployment rate held steady at 4.7 per cent after the economy added 138,000 payrolls in April, fewer than expected, the Department of Labor said Friday.


Politics

Immigration Reform May Divide Families
Tens of thousands of families of mixed nationality may be affected by U.S. immigration reforms, which could separate parents from their U.S.-born children. Nearly two-thirds -- an estimated 3 million -- of all children of illegal immigrants are citizens, the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center reports.

Americans Not Buying Lobby Reform Efforts
The public isn't buying new rules aimed at quelling the uproar over lobbyists' influence and restoring confidence in government. In fact, 59% of Americans voice "not much" confidence or "none at all" that Congress can police its own ethics.

Bush Approval Tanks in 2 Major Polls
U.S. President George Bush's popular approval rating hit record lows in two polls published Tuesday, with data showing 33 or 34 percent support. Both polls found high dissatisfaction with the high cost of gasoline, the war in Iraq and the domestic economy.

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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Social service and commerce mix at AltaMed Health Services, ranked as the number one nonprofit in the nation based on spending in service to Hispanics (see Hispanic Business 2006 Top 25 Nonprofits directory)

Facing the Funding Challenge
This past month was fast-paced which month isn't with much public energy spent across the country on an issue of some importance, to say the least, to the social and economic advancement of the U.S. Hispanic population.

Two for the Money
Serial entrepreneur Frank Huerta has his own advice for successful business building: Have a lot of humility, accept and understand the risks you run, and still maintain high ethical standards and integrity.






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