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.

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.

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.

Texas Electric Choice, the public education campaign created to inform Texans of their right to choose the company that provides their electricity, launched a statewide advertising blitz today with a series of television, radio and print ads.

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.

W32/[email protected] is a HIGH RISK virus that is spread using the Windows email program Outlook. The infected email can come from addresses that you recognize. Attached is a file named NakedWife.exe, which poses as a Flash movie.

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.

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

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.

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