The typical shopper expects to spend $458 for back-to-school clothing, footwear, electronics, stationery and other supplies this year, according to the International Mass Retail Association’s consumer survey August 10 – 12. In late July 2000, that figure was $315.

An issue brief released by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) reveals that despite rising income for Latino families in recent years, far too many families are unable to build financial security or climb the economic ladder because so few are able to save money.

Explosión Musical, a concert series sponsored by Procter & Gamble created last year will travel to top Hispanic market cities in the United States from Aug. 25 to Oct. 13, 2001.

An atlas with 72 color maps illustrating demographic patterns and changes in population between 1990 and 2000 was released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

The weather was hotter, and so were the summer clearance sales, as consumers picked up their spending on general merchandise and clothing in July.

On May 18, 2001, El Sitio reported that it had received notification from Nasdaq that its common shares had failed to maintain a minimum bid price of $1.00 for 30 consecutive trading days and other listing requirements as required by Nasdaq rules, and that El Sitio would have until August 14, 200

This latest NCLR report, released at the 2001 NCLR Annual Conference, presents an overview of the most recent Census data on Hispanics in the U.S. One in eight Americans is Hispanic and half of all Hispanics are under 26 years old.

Martha Martinez, senior art director at Creative Civilization – An Aguilar Agency, has found a new way to reap the rewards of her career in graphic design.

The Ninth Annual Diversity Awards will take place Saturday evening, Nov.

People en Español and Cingular Wireless present Desfile Lo Ultimo, a 3-city mall tour and fashion show, highlighting top Latino designers.

In just two months of starting complete operations in Miami, La Comunidad already made the first project: a campaign of five 30" TV commercials for a new program of MTV Latin America, completely created and produced by the new agency.

Grammy Award-winning Latin artist Elvis Crespo joined, McDonald's and Disney earlier this week to announce The Best of Latin Music, a national celebration of Hispanic heritage that brings the spirit of Latin music online via sweepstakes, chat sessions and a live concert webcast.

Kmart Corporation announced the appointment of Randy Allen to Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, effective immediately. In this position, Allen will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Charles C. Conaway.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took an important step toward advancing ICO's proposal to bring broadband communications services to rural and underserved customers in the United States and around the world.

Jupiter Media Metrix reports that while online ad spending in the U.S. will increase only five percent in 2001, it will rebound and grow at a compound rate of 22 percent over the next five years - reaching a total of over 15 billion dollars by 2006.