Payless Shoe Source hired Cecilia Garcia as Director of Ethnic Marketing. Ms. Garcia has over 13 years of experience in the advertising agency environment building such brands as TJMaxx, Marshall, Starbucks and Allstate Insurance, among others.

Forrester Research, Inc. announced the results of the latest Forrester Online Retail Index. According to the 15th survey in this monthly series, total spending on online sales increased from $3.4 billion in February to $3.5 billion in March.

Despite the beating the telecom industry has taken from the financial markets around the world this past year, the continued rapid growth of the telecommunications sector in Latin America will provide the backbone for sustained regional economic development through 2005, according to Latin Ventur

Continental Airlines has launched the first Spanish-language speech-activated flight information service in the airline industry.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have heard a lot of good news about the new Census 2000 Hispanic population numbers. Every major business publication is writing a story about the growth, the socioeconomic and political impact Hispanics will exercise in the next 50 years.

The melt down in the tech industry means tens of thousands of out-of-work dot.comers.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s “1997 Survey of Women-Owned Business Enterprises” shows that the growth in the number of women-owned firms, employment, and revenues continues to exceed the rate of growth of all businesses.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with global business leaders, released a report entitled Sustainability Through the Market: Seven Keys to Success during a luncheon at UN Headquarters in New York City.

According to Punto-com magazine, Terra Lycos has been in conversations with J.P. Morgan Partners for their 18% interest in StarMedia. Additionally, sports focused site SportsYa! is also a potential candidate for Terra Lycos.

The National Retail Federation (NRF) says the U.S. economy is not in a recession and is anticipating an upswing in consumer behavior toward the end of 2001, leading into a "U" shaped recovery for the current economic slowdown.

Human resources experts from around the world will meet in Mexico City later this month to discuss how the Internet is changing the way they conduct business.

Women-owned businesses in the United States totaled 5.4 million, employed 7.1 million people and generated $818.7 billion in receipts in 1997, according to a report released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

NCTA cable operator members will comply voluntarily with a suspended Federal Communications Commission Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) rule as part of the industry’s efforts to improve diversity in employment, the association announced.

Large Corporations across Latin America spend on average $1.2 million per project for online Web development and e-commerce initiatives, according to a soon to be published Report by the Yankee Group.

In a salute to Coca-Cola and United Airlines, the author of the "Annual Top 10 PR Blunders List," pointed to those companies' recent news-making examples as tributes to the power of public opinion.