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Monday, July 18th, 2011

Identity Theft Affects 10 Million People A Year In U.S.

Identity theft is the art of swindling someone deliberately in order to make money illegally. The crimes, also called “white collar” crimes, are as old as history. A recent federal study indicates that, last year alone, nearly 10 million people in the U.S. were victims of one of the most common scams, identity theft, but only 9% of the finished research reports were satisfactorily resolved. Given these data, the average citizen has no way to protect yourself. Each year about 80 000 people are victims of identity theft. This activity represents a

Monday, April 11th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Gas, Burkas, Earthquakes, Budgets And Libya

Gas prices keep inching toward $4 nationwide, albeit in some places it already costs more than that for a gallon of gas. Unrest in the Middle East is being blamed for the rise. Drivers are starting to...

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Combating Abuse In Predatory Lending To Latinos

Photo by Jen ReelProgreso Financiero kiosk in a Houston Fiesta grocery store. GROWING UP THE SON OF MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS, James...

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

High Unemployment, But, Lots Of Job Openings

A curious paradox has emerged in the U.S. as the recession trudges on: Although there are lots of unemployed, they cannot fill the jobs that are opening up in different industries. Turns out lots of industries are...

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Match Made In Heaven: Social Buying And Latinos

Groupon is a social buying company that has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past year and an interesting report this week makes the case that social buying will become especially lucrative for Latino customers.Groupon...

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Latino Marketing Is Social Media Marketing

The key to a Latino consumer’s heart is through social media marketing, according to a new book, in part because this type of marketing allows for a more collectivistic approach that speaks to a Latino audience. The book...

Monday, November 29th, 2010

AZ Loses $605M, Has A $31B Latino Market

Okay, these are the facts. Arizona passed SB 1070. About 100,000 Latinos left the state. Lots of people, like celebrities and professional organizations, called for a boycott of the state. The result is that Arizona has lost about $605...

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Trailer Looks Awesome

Omg, I cannot WAIT to go see the new action flick, “Cowboys and Aliens” with my dad!  If your dad is like my dad, he LOVES action movies — and Westerns — and those new computer-ey effects...

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Latina Consumers Control the Cash — $1.4 Trillion Worth

Latinas influence 80% of the money that comes into a household, according to a study from New American Dimensions. That’s $1.4 trillion by 2013 for those counting. ¡Ajúa, qué fuerte la mujer Latina! From the story there...

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