The U.S. unemployment rate increased to 5.4 percent in October, showing the full impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on an economy that may have been ready for a recovery, according to the Employment Policy Foundation.

The nation's first-ever privately funded port of entry development, designed as a precedent-setting, world-class $260 million retail, entertainment and cultural gateway between the U.S.

Only 43 consumer product brands ring up annual sales of more than US$1 billion each and can be considered truly global, according to a study released by ACNielsen.

Yahoo! Inc. and ACNielsen announced the results of a special supplementary Yahoo!/ACNielsen Internet Confidence Index, designed to measure confidence levels in the Internet following the events of September 11, 2001.

As gamers await the release of Nintendo's GameCube and Microsoft's Xbox in November, unit shipments of video game consoles are expected to decline in 2001, according to Cahners In-Stat Group.

Claxson announced it has acquired a controlling stake in StarTV, the second largest advertising sales representative company for pay television in Brazil. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

At the Greater Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards Luncheon, Aguilar Productions was awarded the prestigious "Small Business Innovation 2001" award.

The Board of Directors of The Latino Coalition (TLC) and the Hispanic Business Roundtable (HBR) launched a website,

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced that it has entered into a marketing alliance with the nation's two largest minority press release wire services, Hispanic PR Wire (HPRW) and Black PRWire (BPRW).

Kmart Corporation announced that it is adding 15 Kmart SuperCenters to its portfolio by mid-November of 2001, bringing the total number of SuperCenter locations throughout the United States and the Caribbean to 124 by year-end.

Major car manufacturers unveiled new models as the South Florida International Auto Show opened its 31st annual exhibition on Miami Beach.

South Florida's Hispanic community will be able to shop more easily from home with the arrival of Fingerhut en Español in Miami.

The workforce over the next 30 years will place a heavy emphasis on education and skills, and America could suffer serious consequences without enough highly skilled workers to fill available jobs, according to the Employment Policy Foundation's (EPF) latest Employment Forecast report.

In today's panicky labor market, employed workers are coming to the Five O'Clock Club in record numbers - and they are successfully changing careers.

In today's still-strong labor market, some employers are deciding that workers will have little problem finding that next job. Gone are the days when severed workers received outplacement counseling until they found a new job.

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