Over the last couple of weeks, we have heard a lot of good news about the new Census 2000 Hispanic population numbers. Every major business publication is writing a story about the growth, the socioeconomic and political impact Hispanics will exercise in the next 50 years.

The melt down in the tech industry means tens of thousands of out-of-work dot.comers.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s “1997 Survey of Women-Owned Business Enterprises” shows that the growth in the number of women-owned firms, employment, and revenues continues to exceed the rate of growth of all businesses.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with global business leaders, released a report entitled Sustainability Through the Market: Seven Keys to Success during a luncheon at UN Headquarters in New York City.

According to Punto-com magazine, Terra Lycos has been in conversations with J.P. Morgan Partners for their 18% interest in StarMedia. Additionally, sports focused site SportsYa! is also a potential candidate for Terra Lycos.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) says the U.S. economy is not in a recession and is anticipating an upswing in consumer behavior toward the end of 2001, leading into a "U" shaped recovery for the current economic slowdown.

Human resources experts from around the world will meet in Mexico City later this month to discuss how the Internet is changing the way they conduct business.

Women-owned businesses in the United States totaled 5.4 million, employed 7.1 million people and generated $818.7 billion in receipts in 1997, according to a report released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

NCTA cable operator members will comply voluntarily with a suspended Federal Communications Commission Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rule as part of the industry’s efforts to improve diversity in employment, the association announced.

Large Corporations across Latin America spend on average $1.2 million per project for online Web development and e-commerce initiatives, according to a soon to be published Report by the Yankee Group.

In a salute to Coca-Cola and United Airlines, the author of the "Annual Top 10 PR Blunders List," pointed to those companies' recent news-making examples as tributes to the power of public opinion.

Layoff announcements grew six times as fast as persons actually laid-off over the last nine months, according to an analysis released by the Employment Policy Foundation.

General merchandise and apparel specialty stores weathered the gusts of March better than most, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Most mass retailers posted gains in comparable store sales for March, continuing their record of increases this year even as economic concerns and cold weather dampened consumers’ shopping spirit.

The first year of this new century has been better than expected for the U.S. economy and advertising. In year 2000 U.S. advertising has been growing at the highest rate since 1984, which was also a presidential election and Summer Olympic year.

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