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Menendez
U.S. Senate candidate Thomas H. Kean Jr. took a step to the left of his unpopular president this week while looking at one poll that put him in a statistical dead heat with Democratic U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, and another one that put him 3 percentage points behind.

Former CEO Accused of Backdating Options Ready to Fight Charges
Greg Reyes is a big-game hunter who has traveled the world on hunting expeditions, a man who friends say is happiest when wearing jeans and cowboy boots, and chewing tobacco. The federal government accused him and another executive of defrauding investors by handing out backdated stock options in their efforts to recruit and retain employees during the tech boom.

Senate Passes Voting Rights Act
The U.S. Senate voted 98-0 in Washington Thursday to extend the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. The "Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King and Cesar E. Chavez Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006" (VRARA), reauthorizes the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

Televisa Has Not Ruled Out Making a Second Bid on Univision
Grupo Televisa remains on course to sell its 11 percent stake in Univision and enter the U.S. Hispanic media market on its own, but has not ruled out making a second bid to buy the Los Angeles-based company, a top executive said Tuesday.

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
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.
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Elise Hernandez, CEO, Ideal Systems Solutions
2006 Hispanic Business 500. Ideal, founded in 1996, reported a 27.3 percent revenue increase last year, from $16.5 million in 2004 to $21 million. And they project a bigger jump, to $35 million, in 2006, says CEO Elise Hernandez.

Back on Track
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.






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