Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States totaled 1.2 million firms, employed over1.3 million people and generated $186.3 billion in revenues in 1997, according to a report released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

As the fortunes of Internet companies have fallen in recent months, Americans who have followed these developments believe that the difficulties of dot-coms are attributable to overeager investors looking for quick profits and poor business plans by dot-com entrepreneurs.

CNET Networks Inc. announced an agreement with Canal Web Digital S.A.

Aggregate business-to-business online spending for women-owned businesses reached $18.5 billion in 2000, according to a new study from Cyber Dialogue.

February proved to be a difficult month for retailers as they faced major challenges on two fronts – fighting against natural factors such as cold weather, storms, and floods, and continuing to battle the slowing economy, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

MCM, Inc., a manufacturer of electronic components, and Microsystemas.com, an online technology provider to Latino businesses and consumers, and a computer manufacturer, have teamed up to donate ten refurbished computers and various educational software to Watts Learning Center, as part of an ong

Benson Marketing Group announced the re-launch of the Internet marketing agency's website to provide a user-friendly resource for wine marketers (http://www.bensonmarketing.com).

Women account for only nine percent of the board members of the major media, telecom and e-companies according to a new report released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Robert G. Rose, President of Artist and Idea Management, Ltd. a television packaging and management company targeting the young U.S. Latino market, announced the addition of Jeaneth Sosa to the position of Sales and Marketing Consultant for the company

McDonald's Corporation has named Rey B. Gonzalez Assistant Vice President of Diversity. His primary responsibilities will focus on management and development of U.S. External Diversity Partnerships, including related philanthropic and employment initiatives.

Fortune Small Business has named "in-culture" marketing pioneer and co-founder of Santiago & Valdés Solutions, Isabel Valdés, as one of the top 25 women entrepreneurs in America.

Microsoft Corp. has launched a 14-city Build Your Business Tour, offering free workshops to African-American and Hispanic small-business owners across the country to demonstrate the benefits of technology.

Research sponsored by IBM finds successful women entrepreneurs require greater access to capital and business training to support their business growth.

Women who own fast-growth businesses are more likely than women who own slower-growing firms to access a wide range of credit sources and to borrow to finance their businesses. These fast-growth women entrepreneurs access this capital much differently than their male counterparts.

Most mass retailers posted gains in comparable store sales for February, as they battled the effects of economic concerns and adverse weather conditions in some areas of the country.