Friday, November 18th, 2016

Poll Shows Latinos are More Cautious about Holiday Spending and the Economy

*First, it’s been a steady 80-degress-plus in South Texas, hard to get in a holiday mood.  Second, the calendar says otherwise. Third, the Trump election dampened many Latinos’ plans for spending this Christmas – at least that’s what some researchers say. VL By PRNewswire (2 minute read) Hispanics are more cautious about their holiday spending this

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Economic fights highlight wealth gap for Hispanics

*The bottom line is that wealth is power, to fund our own politics, culture and storytelling. VL By Rafael Bernal and Mike Lillis, The Hill (5.5 minute read)  Hispanics chasing the American Dream have seen their fortunes rise...

Monday, November 7th, 2016

In Trump’s Most Important County, a Surge of Hispanic Voters

*Some observers say that Florida Latinos will stop Trumps electoral advance early on Election Day. VL By Joshua Green, Bloomberg Politics (5 minute read) Donald Trump’s campaign has always understood that Florida is key to his electoral chances....

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

If you’re Latina, congratulations, you start making equal money today

*Today is Latina Equity Day! Yay? No, far from yay. Today U.S. Latina pay catches up with white men, of 2015. VL By Jen McGuire, Romper (3 minute read) Wage disparity isn’t going away any time soon,...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Why Hispanic homebuyers are key to the housing market’s recovery

*More proof that Latinos are key to the future of the nation’s economy. What’s needed? More jobs and “reformed housing policy.” VL By Hallie Busta, Construction Dive (2.5 minute read) A March 2016 report from the Hispanic...

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Latino unemployment rises to 6.0 in September

*You’ll hear reports that the employment picture in the U.S. is getting better, and it is, overall. But when you dive in to the Latino employment numbers, there’s another story. VL By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The headlines...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The Mexican peso says Hillary Clinton won the first US presidential debate

*Looking for a different way to see who won last night’s debate? Check out the Mexican peso. VL By Eshe Nelson, Quartz (1.5 minute read) For the best polling on the US presidential election, watch the Mexican peso....

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

The ugly truth behind the palatero GoFundMe campaign

*The ugly truth is that Latino elderly are not prepared or retirement. VL By Jorge Rivas, Fusion (4 minute read)  Joel Cervantes Macias says he took this now-famous picture of the 89-year-old popsicle vendor because he saw...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

New Census data show strong 2015 earnings with Latinos seeing fastest growth

*The good news? That Latino earnings are up to $62,950. The bad? That 28.9 percent of Latinos younger than 18 live in poverty. VL By Valerie Wilson, Economic Policy Institute (7 minute read) Today’s Census Bureau report...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Latino unemployment rose slightly in August

Victor Landa, NewsTaco There was more riding on today’s unemployment numbers than in months past. The Bureau of Labor Statistics tell us that we’ve just been through two of the biggest jobs growth months in years. June...

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Jobs Report: Latino Unemployment Rate Falls in July

*Latino unemployment dropped from 5.8 to 5.4 percent. VL By Brian Latimer, NBC News July surpassed expectations for job growth in the U.S., and although the national unemployment rate stayed the same, the Latino labor force saw...

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Banks’ Embrace of Jumbo Mortgages Means Fewer Loans for Blacks, Hispanics

*This is the kind of story that tends to fly under the radar. Banks now have a preference for “jumbo” mortgages, those for more than $417,000. They are less of a risk but federal law says banks must...

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Latinos will outspend millennials by 2020

*Millennials? ppfftt . . . Check it out. VL By Tonya Garcia, Market Watch , Morgan Stanley analysts said Monday. Hispanics should grow their “share of consumer wallet,” otherwise known as retail spending, by 1.6 percentage points...

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Julián Castro pushes back against liberal critics

*Castro on criticism of his handling of HUD’s Distressed Asset Stabilization Program: “Just shouting ‘Wall Street,’ sloganeering in a way, does not go to the merits of the program and how it’s working and how we can actually...

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