The long-anticipated slowdown in economic growth finally hit in the fourth quarter of 2000, with total retail sales growth slowing to 4.2 percent over the fourth quarter of 1999, a significant drop from the 9.5 percent increase in the same period of 1999.

Data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau about the nation's Hispanic population underscore the need for President Bush and the Congress to make the right choices about the nation's budget priorities, especially with respect to children and education.

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Francisco Codina, president of Ford Argentina, was named today Ford Motor Company general marketing manager, Ford Division.

February's unemployment level remaining unchanged from January at 4.2 percent demonstrates a continuing sign that the economic crystal ball is still cloudy, according to the Employment Policy Foundation's Chief Economist, Ron Bird.

Total audio revenues of manufacturer-to-dealer sales grew by six percent in 2000, reaching $8.6 billion, according to figures released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

Although 73 percent of working adults feel secure in their current jobs, according to the February 2001 Xylo Report: Job Security Within the U.S.

Mandating the inclusion of a digital television (DTV) tuner in every television set-as proposed by broadcasters-will result in increased costs and severely limit consumer choice, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reiterated today.

Blockbuster Inc. and RadioShack Corporation announced a strategic alliance that will introduce a RadioShack store-within-a-store concept inside Blockbuster locations.

For the first time ever, a group of leading organizations have banded together to address the problem of minority under-representation in business and management education.

Global Crossing, Ltd. announced that José Antonio Ríos has joined the company as President, Latin America and the Caribbean, effective immediately. Mr.

SB Partners Capital Fund, LP announces availability of its $40 million dollar fund exclusive to middle-market minority and women-owned businesses seeking growth capital.

A Federal Judge has found that H&R Block used false statement in their advertising campaigns promoting speedy refunds to consumers.

The judgement states that instead of fast refunds, the consumer was receiving loans with an annual interest rate.

Pepsi-Cola Company announced the appointment of Randolph (Randy) Melville as Vice President, Urban and Ethnic Marketing. In this leadership role, Melville will drive Pepsi-Cola's growth across its key urban markets by partnering with the Pepsi bottling network and Frito-Lay.

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