The Commerce Department's Census Bureau released estimates as of July 1, 2001, of the nation's population by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. They are the first such estimates released by the Census Bureau since Census 2000.

The results of the latest Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Health-Care Poll, conducted this month, showed that a clear majority (67%) of adult Americans trust their doctors to choose the best drugs for them, despite the influence that drug marketers may have on their decision-making.

The United States Supreme Court agreed to review an unprecedented California state court ruling, which effectively eliminates First Amendment protection for companies that speak out on public issues.

The National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) and the National Association of Hispanic Automobile Dealers (NAHAD) have agreed to unite in their quest for parity, fairness and diversity in the automobile industry.

The number of the nation's local governments totaled 87,525 in 2002 and nearly one-third of them provided information and services online, according to the first information from the 2002 Census of Governments released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

According to the Yankee Group 2002 "Technologically Advanced Family Survey," households making less than $35,000 per year are watching an average of six hours and 12 minutes of TV per day, and internet households with the same annual income are watching five hours and 40 minutes of TV each day.

The William Morris Agency (WMA) will open a full-service office in Miami Beach, FL in April, 2003, it was announced by Jim Wiatt, WMA President and Co-CEO.

Senior Vice President Raul Mateu has relocated from WMA's New York office and will serve as head of the new Miami office.

Mendoza Dillon, the Hispanic Advertising Agency for Galderma Laboratories, launched a campaign to educate Hispanic women regarding the skin condition called melasma or "pregnancy mask".

The Census Bureau announced that beginning later this month it will conduct the 2003 National Census Test, a nationwide survey of a quarter-million homes designed to test changes to questions about race and Hispanic origin and study new response technologies.

McDonald's Corporation's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Cantalupo, announced the appointment of Ralph Alvarez to the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, McDonald's U.S.A. Alvarez becomes one of the highest-ranking Hispanics at McDonald's.

A new year brings in a new name. Costa Mesa, California based Crossover Interactive & Advertising is now Spanglish Communications.

In its newest study, the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) finds that California's housing crisis hits Latino families particularly hard.

The San Jose Group recently won an Award of Excellence, the highest honor in The Communicator Awards competition, for its radio advertising campaign for the National Pork Board. The campaign has helped to increase awareness of the attributes of pork among U.S. Hispanics.

New York based The Vidal Partnership has been named Advertising Age's Multicultural Agency of the Year.

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Ad spending is expected to rise 3.3 percent in 2003, up to $117.5 billion, according to the full-year forecast released today by CMR/TNS Media Intelligence, a leading provider of strategic advertising and marketing communications information.

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