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The House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to renew expiring provisions of the Voting Rights Act after supporters of the landmark civil rights legislation defeated challenges mounted by conservative opponents.

U.S. Hispanics More United, Study Finds
Hispanics in the United States feel that prejudice against them has intensified in tandem with the debate about illegal immigration and they have little faith in either Republicans or Democrats to resolve the problem. Amid those concerns Hatinos also see themselves as more united after the massive pro-immigrant marches of a few months ago.

Richardson, Bush Spar on N. Korea
Gov. Bill Richardson fired back at White House press secretary Tony Snow on Tuesday, as the two engaged in a sharp war of words over North Korea. An obviously irritated Richardson accused Snow of getting his facts wrong.

Start-ups Strong in USA, Softer Abroad
U.S. entrepreneurship is growing while Western Europe's start-up activity is threatened by aging populations there, says a study with implications for the debate on immigration reform.

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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
Attention Hispanic entrepreneurs! The Hispanic Business magazine EOY Awards and the CEO Capital Markets Roundtable are coming to Los Angeles on Thursday, November 9, 2006. Check out the Events section of our website at http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/events/ for more information.
From the current issue of Hispanic Business magazine...
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Dolores Rodriguez
2006 Hispanic Business 500. Manufacturing was one of the sectors hardest hit in the 2000-01 economic downturn, with 2.8 million layoffs and the largest export drop in 50 years. Now, the industry's back on its feet...

Hispanic Business 500: Healthy Performance
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.






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