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PGA Thinking About South American Circuit

PGA Thinking About South American Circuit

PGA Officials have spent the last 18 months meeting with golf federations all through South America and the Caribbean. continue reading »

Study: Minorities Believe Bottled Water is Safer, Buy More

Study: Minorities Believe Bottled Water is Safer, Buy More

Poor minority parents are spending a sizeable chunk of their income on bottled water based on unfounded beliefs that it's safer, researchers say. A poll of 632 parents visiting an emergency departm continue reading »

President Chavez Raises Tariffs at Venezuela Ports

President Chavez Raises Tariffs at Venezuela Ports

According to an official statement form the government, on June 24, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will increase the country’s port tariffs. Tariffs at certain ports will rise as much as 250 percent. continue reading »

Argentine Polo Team Captain Signs Deal to Clone Horses

Argentine Polo Team Captain Signs Deal to Clone Horses

The clone of a top mare was sold for $800,000 at an auction in Argentina last year. continue reading »

Proportionately More Young Hispanic Adults Getting HS Diplomas, Fewer Dropping Out Than Decade Ago

Proportionately More Young Hispanic Adults Getting HS Diplomas, Fewer Dropping Out Than Decade Ago

Proportionately more young Hispanic adults are completing high school and fewer are dropping out than were doing so a decade ago, according to an analysis of enrollment trends by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

Pennsylvania Court Ordered to Take Another Look at Hazleton Immigration Law

Pennsylvania Court Ordered to Take Another Look at Hazleton Immigration Law

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a federal appeals court to a look at the Hazleton, Pennsylvania law that calls for a local authorities to enforce immigration laws that are generally left to the federal government to enforce. continue reading »

Boston Archdiocese Seeks to Canonize Spanish-Born Priest and Opus Dei Leader

Boston Archdiocese Seeks to Canonize Spanish-Born Priest and Opus Dei Leader

The Archdiocese of Boston has just announced that it has begun the process to have Father Joseph Muzquiz canonize. Father Muzquiz was born in Spain, ordained in 1944 and was part of the Opus Dei ministry starting in 1941. continue reading »

Senate Dems & Hispanic Education Experts Meet to Find Ways to Improve Education System for Latinos

Senate Dems & Hispanic Education Experts Meet to Find Ways to Improve Education System for Latinos

Today the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force discussed the state of education for Latinos, within the context of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). One out of every five K-12 students in the United States is Latino, and their success is critical to the competitive future of this country. continue reading »

ANIMAPOCALYPSE: Hundreds of Penguins Wash Up On Uruguayan Shores

ANIMAPOCALYPSE: Hundreds of Penguins Wash Up On Uruguayan Shores

As many as 600 Magallan penguins have been found dead on Uruguayan coasts; scientists are investigating why so many penguins have died on their way to Brazilian waters. continue reading »

HEAR Selena Gomez and the Scene’s Brand New Song “Bang Bang Bang”

HEAR Selena Gomez and the Scene’s Brand New Song “Bang Bang Bang”

Selena's newest album "When The Sun Goes Down" will be officially available on June 28. continue reading »

Study: Stark Differences in Media Use Between Minority, White Youth

Study: Stark Differences in Media Use Between Minority, White Youth

Minority youth aged 8 to 18 consume an average of 13 hours of media content a day -- about 4-1/2 hours more than their white counterparts, according to a Northwestern University report, the first national study to focus exclusively on children’s media use by race and ethnicity. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Weekly Jobless Claims Rises, Recent Data Show 7.6 Million Americans Receiving Unemployment

JUST IN:  Weekly Jobless Claims Rises, Recent Data Show 7.6 Million Americans Receiving Unemployment

In the week ending June 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 427,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 426,000. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending May 28 was 3,676,000, a decrease of 71,000 from the preceding week's revised level of 3,747,000. The 4-week moving average was 3,719,250, a decrease of 29,000 from the preceding week's revised average of 3,748,250. continue reading »

HomeGoods Comes to Michigan Avenue, Opening on June 12th

HomeGoods, the country's only major off-price store dedicated to home fashions, will open a store on Michigan Avenue on Sunday, June 12th at 8:00 a.m. The 25,000 square foot store is located at 600 North Michigan Avenue--entrance is on the corner of Rush and Ontario. continue reading »

Pending Alabama Immigration Law Violates Federal Law

Pending Alabama Immigration Law Violates Federal Law

The Alabama legislature passed a bill last week that requires schools to collect citizenship information on students. The bill calls for public schools to confirm citizenship with a birth certificate or similar document continue reading »

Latin America Looks to Develop a Sustainable Biojet Fuel Industry From Organic Feedstock

Latin America Looks to Develop a Sustainable Biojet Fuel Industry From Organic Feedstock

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced today the approval of a regional cooperation to help public and private institutions develop a sustainable biojet fuels industry employing different kinds of local organic feedstock. continue reading »