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Employment
The Hispanic unemployment rate increased in June, to 5.3 percent from 5.0 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The overall U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.6 percent, maintaining the five-year low it reached in May.

Times are Changing in Spanish-language Radio.
Amador Bustos has made a fortune, and built two radio empires, catering to the tastes of America's Spanish-speaking population. But the founder and chief executive of Sacramento's Bustos Media knows times are changing in Spanish-language radio.

Grupo Televisa Wants to Sell Univision Stake
Grupo Televisa said Wednesday that it wanted to sell its stake in Univision Communications and might break an agreement that restricts Televisa's expansion of U.S. programming.

Green Growth Areas for Entrepreneurs
The mood among investors, particularly within the venture community, has undergone a sea change in the past couple of years. Constant media attention surrounding global warming and hybrid vehicles has brought clean and green front and center because of its prodigious growth potential.

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.

Events
Nominate an Outstanding Entrepreneur Now! Fill out and submit the following form to nominate an outstanding entrepreneur for the 2006 EOY Awards competition. Nominations close on July 14, 2006.

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HB500
In a year when the U.S. economy grew a healthy 3.5 percent, the revenues of the Hispanic Business 500 increased well over four times as fast.

HB500 Growth at 10-Year High
2006 Hispanic Business 500 Certainly the Hispanic Business 500 companies have adjusted to the challenging times, keeping up their optimism and growing revenues at the same time. Cumulative revenues for the 500 rose to $34.82 billion in 2005, and overall the 500 companies posted their best revenue growth performance since l996.

Dealers Play the E-card
2006 Hispanic Business 500 Auto dealerships find growth in Web-based services and marketing. All Star Auto Exchange in Tucson, Arizona (number 475 on the Hispanic Business 500) doesn't have the advertising budget of much larger dealers. But All Star does have a snazzy and easy-to-navigate Web site proclaiming, "Easy Application! Fast Approval! Drive Today!"






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