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Possible Facebook IPO Valuation Exceeding $100 Million - Brazil, Mexico Users Increase

CNBC is reporting that an insider has told them the social-networking site, Facebook, is “likely to go public by the first quarter of 2012” with an IPO valuation of more than $100 million. continue reading »

Number of Minority-Owned Businesses Soar from 2002-2007 Contributing $860.5 Billion to Economy

In 2007, minority-owned firms numbered 5.8 million, up from 4.0 million in 2002, an increase of 45.5 percent, more than double the 17.9 percent increase for all U.S. businesses, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Survey of Business Owners continue reading »

Hispanic Organizations Get Behind AT&T-T-Mobile Merger

Fourteen national Hispanic organizations have filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission to highlight the potential opportunities created by the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile. continue reading »

Progreso Financiero Reaches Milestone 150,000 Loans and $140 Million Loaned to Help Hispanics

Progreso Financiero, a financial institution dedicated to the economic advancement of lower-income Hispanic families, today announced that since its founding in 2005 it has loaned more than $140 million through more than 150,000 microloans to Hispanic customers. continue reading »

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Takes Note of Supplier Diversity in Proposed AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) voiced its support today of the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger, with opportunities to increase supplier diversity for minority-owned businesses and create economic development as the primary points of interest. continue reading »

Peru and Japan Sign Trade Pact Eliminating All Tariffs Within 10 Years

Peru and Japan have signed a trade agreement further cementing their bilateral trade relationship and which eliminates tariffs on almost 99 percent of goods traded within the next ten years. continue reading »

States and Localities Review and Revamp Minority Contract

Recently, a number of state and local governments have begun taking a close look at their existing Minority and Women-owned contracting programs. continue reading »

National Hispanic Corporate Council Announces a 6 Month “Igniting Success” Nationwide Campaign Tour

National Hispanic Corporate Council (NHCC), President & CEO Pat Martinez has announced a six month nationwide "Igniting Success" campaign tour which will take her to various states across the country. continue reading »

Minority-Led Startups Accelerator Program Seeks Entrepreneurs

Comcast Interactive Capital, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies, today announced that is has partnered with DreamIt Ventures (“DreamIt”) continue reading »

Latin Americas Trade with China Growing at Twice the Rate of U.S.

China continues to grow in significance in terms of trade to the Latin American region. In 2010 the trade level between both sectors increased a stunning 51.2 percent to a record $178.6 billion. continue reading »

Mexico Quietly Buys $4.6 Billion In Gold

Throughout February and March of 2011, Mexico’s central banks quietly bought 93.3 tons of gold, likely as a way to diversify their “reserves away from the faltering U.S. dollar,” continue reading »

SBA Approves First Six Lenders to Start Making Community Advantage Loans

Community-based, mission-focused lenders will start accepting loan applications from small business borrowers immediately. The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved an initial group of six community-based, continue reading »

Protecting Consumers at the Pump: The Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group

Over the past few years, American businesses and families across the country have suffered the effects of the worst financial crisis in generations. Today, although our economic recovery is gaining steam, continue reading »

STUDY: Latin America to See Largest Increase in the Number of/Demand for TVs

A research firm is predicting that Latin America will be the fastest-growing market for new televisions between now and 2015. continue reading »

e-File Record; More than 100 Million e-Filed Returns So Far This Year

With the tax deadline arriving tonight, the Internal Revenue Service announced taxpayers set a record this weekend for e-filed tax returns, topping 100 million for the first time. continue reading »

Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas Scores Its Most Watched Quarter Ever

Up 30% in Prime Time and 19% in Total Day in First Quarter 2011. This season 5.4 Million Viewers tuned-in to MTV's first-ever novela "Ninas Mal" and 3.4 Million Viewers returned to the original hit "Quiero Mis Quinces" & the smash sitcom "George Lopez" continue reading »

Free Online Tax Filing For Low/Moderate Income Families Supported by Walmart Foundation

With Tax Day looming and consumer stress levels rising, I wanted to suggest a piece on the free online tax filing and tax prep services offered by MyFreeTaxes.com. continue reading »

Presidential Proclamation—National Financial Literacy Month

A Proclamation. Americans' ability to build a secure future for themselves and their families requires the navigation of an increasingly complex financial system. continue reading »

CFPB and Attorneys General Presidential Initiative Group Release Joint Statement of Principles

Consumer Bureau, State Attorneys General Partnership Will Help Better Protect American Consumers of Financial Products and Services from Unlawful Acts and Practices continue reading »

McDonald to Hire 50,000 Employees on April 19th Dubbed as a Mega “Hiring Day”

McDonald's and its franchisees are looking to hire up to 50,000 new crew and restaurant management positions at restaurants across the country during a hiring event on April 19. continue reading »