Hispanic Television Network announced that it has received a Nasdaq Staff Determination Letter regarding its status with the Nasdaq.

Journalist, author and commentator Juan Williams will address the third annual Service to America Symposium on June 11, and later moderate a panel on diversity in media.

López Negrete Communications has added a dedicated public relations division to its capabilities.

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) USA, Inc. issued the following background regarding rumors and misinformation surrounding controversy about certain advertising, as well as the company's diversity policies in general.

Last week, close to a third of the Dallas offices of Publicis Sanchez Levitan was laid off. Los Angeles and Miami offices also laid off personnel. The new partnership between Publicis and Sanchez & Levitan calls for streamlining the operations and maximizing profitability.

Montemayor y Asociados has announced that Eduardo (Lalo) Wakefield has joined the agency as creative director.

Wakefield will be responsible for creative direction for the agency's U.S. Hispanic-market advertising accounts and will supervise the work of the seven-member creative team.

CBS CEO Mel Karmazin told shareholders Wednesday that he is very interested in acquiring a Spanish-language broadcast company to complement the Blact Entertainment Television Network acquisition.

UNO Hispanic Advertising + Design is the recipient of the Order of the North Star. Awarded by Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer on May 14, this honor was bestowed on UNO for the company's efforts in raising the profile of the

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and MasterCard International announced the launch of “El Arte de Construir un Futuro Financiero,” (the Art of Building a Financial Future), a community-based, financial education program created specifically for Latinos in the United States.

Spanish Broadcasting System privately sold $100 million in an add-on to its 9.625 percent due November 1, 2009 senior subordinated notes, originally issued in October 1999.

Lehman Brothers was the sole lead-manager for the sale, according to Reuters.

The Procter & Gamble Company announced that P&G will purchase the Clairol business from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) for $4.950 billion in cash.

A new Federal study on pregnancy-related deaths among specific racial and ethnic groups in the United States found that Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women had a significantly higher risk of death related to pregnancy than non-Hispanic white women.

Data from the 2000 census will be released over the next two years on a flow basis. These state-by-state news releases (including data for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) provide users this data on individual state web pages as it becomes available.

Americans in growing numbers agree that their homes are not just family havens (79%, up four points since 1998), but that they have come on strong as entertainment centers (78%, up 16 points) and learning centers (48%, up 13 points), according to the study by Roper Starch Worldwide, a leading glo

Over 20% of customers walk out without buying anything when they experience bad customer service, and an equal number stop shopping at the store altogether. Twenty-six percent tell their friends about the experience and urge them not to shop at the store, either.

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