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Friday, December 23rd, 2016

The US pays a price for keeping immigrants underemployed

*Let’s make this part of the conversation before Trump gets into office: “Undocumented workers generate 3% of US GDP, or $5 trillion over 10 years, according to a new analysis from two economists at Queens College in New York. If the US government granted them permission to legally work in the country, they would be

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Hispanics retire with 70 percent less than whites

*Missing in the framing of this story is how Latinos care for their elderly at home and how the economic burden of this kind of elder care isn’t reported. VL By Darla Mercado, CNBC  (3 minute read) Hispanics living...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Immigrant Families Benefiting from Home-Sharing Economy, Study Finds

*Of course! The immigrant energy is resourceful. In fact, that energy persists in the U.S. Latino community. What’s now called the “shared economy,” as if it were a new thing, has been a way of life for...

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Why More Mass Deportations Would Be Bad News for the Housing Market

*Let’s hope this bit of information is somewhere on Trump’s radar. Judging by his campaign rhetoric and cabinet picks, it’s not. VL By Emily Badger, New York Times (4.5 minute read) Right around the time foreclosures were...

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...

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...

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