Emboldening Ticketmaster’s Monopoly Hurts Latino Small Businesses
Latino Times
by latinotimes
3w ago
By Roberto C. Arnold, Chairman & Founder, Multicultural Business Alliance  As an advocate for small businesses, I know how challenging it is to succeed in today’s economy. It’s even more challenging when entrepreneurs have to face competition that engages in unfair business practices. This is especially the case with Live Nation/Ticketmaster, a monopoly that dominates the live event ticketing industry.  That’s why I must voice my opposition to Senate Bill 785, legislation currently being considered at the State Capitol. SB 785 proposes to grow the Ticketmaster monopoly and m ..read more
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Mexico Elects its First Female President
Latino Times
by latinotimes
1M ago
   MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s projected presidential winner Claudia Sheinbaum will become the first female president in the country’s 200-year history.     Sheinbaum, the favored successor of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, vowed to continue on the direction set by the populist leftist leader. But the cool-tempered scientist offers a sharp contrast in style — and a break with Mexico’s male-dominated political culture.     “I promise that I am not going to let you down,” Sheinbaum said, greeting supports in Mexico City’s colonia ..read more
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Top 5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home
Latino Times
by latinotimes
1M ago
Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Homeownership has long been a reliable and valuable investment for many Americans. The Black homeownership rate in the U.S., however, stands at just 44% – the lowest among all racial groups according to the National Association of Realtors.  A lack of access to credit, a lack of understanding about the homebuying process, and coming up with the upfront cash needed for a down payment and closing costs are among the barriers many Hispanic Americans face on their journey to homeownership. That’s why it’s important to consider your options and seek out re ..read more
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Inflation hits California families hardest. It’s shaping their views on the economy
Latino Times
by latinotimes
1M ago
On paper, the U.S. economy seems to be doing well with historically low unemployment. Yet most Americans have a sour view in recent polls, with stubborn inflation in living costs cited as the reason for that pessimism. “As the 2024 general election begins in earnest, voters’ assessment of the economy and of the candidates’ ability to manage it will, as usual, have a strong impact on the outcome of the race,” Brookings Institute stated in a recent analysis of economic attitudes. “With little more than seven months until Election Day, the economy remains a key advantage for former President Dona ..read more
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Opinion: Why should US Congress pay attention to Mexico’s elections?
Latino Times
by latinotimes
1M ago
When you mention the 2024 election, most people think of the U.S. presidential election in November. Still, there is another earlier election that will have far-reaching consequences for all Americans as well. On Sunday, June 2, 2024, Mexico will go to the polls to elect a new president. According to the polls, former Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum is leading her closest rival, Xóchitl Gálvez, by double digits. Sheinbaum is known as a leftist nationalist who is committed to continuing the policy platform of current president Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO ..read more
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A Majority of Latinas Feel Pressure To Support Their Families or To Succeed at Work
Latino Times
by latinotimes
1M ago
More than half of Latinas say they often feel pressure to provide for their loved ones at home or succeed in their jobs, mirroring the life stressors experienced by women across the United States today. Latinas feel cross-pressured in other ways too, as they juggle cultural expectations around gender roles rooted in Latin America and those rooted in the U.S. Majorities of Latinas say that U.S. Hispanic women face pressure to do housework, be beautiful and start families. Despite these life pressures, 88% of Latinas are either extremely or very satisfied (56%) or somewhat satisfied (32%) with ..read more
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New poll: Majority of Californians want clean energy neighborhoods
Latino Times
by latinotimes
1M ago
A new poll released for the Building Decarbonization Coalition (BDC) finds that a healthy 62% majority of California voters would support a pilot program to upgrade their neighborhoods to run on 100% clean electricity. A neighborhood-scale pilot program could upgrade entire blocks of homes and businesses at once to be fully powered by clean, renewable energy to benefit families, workers, and communities.  The poll results bolster new legislation making its way through the CA Legislature (SB 1221 – Min) that would open the door for neighborhood-scale decarbonization pilots and ensure long ..read more
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New Power Lines Will Grow Solar and Cleaner Air in the Central Valley
Latino Times
by latinotimes
1M ago
A report by the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies (CEERT) finds that new power line projects and faster permitting could make the San Joaquin Valley the center of solar power in California, and help residents breathe a little easier. According to the report, the state needs to speed up construction of power lines to achieve its goals of adding more than 85 gigawatts of clean energy by 2034 (enough to power 64 million homes or fully charge 765,000 electric vehicles). The problem is the average time for the review and approval of a single transmission project in California ..read more
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Financial Mergers Help Working People and Small Business
Latino Times
by latinotimes
2M ago
By Jesse Rojas As an advocate for California farm workers’ rights, I’m urging support for the Capital One-Discover merger. This alliance can deliver substantial benefits to low-income consumers and small business, enhancing financial access and fostering economic empowerment. Let’s champion this merger for a fairer, more inclusive financial landscape. I view the proposed merger between Capital One and Discover through a lens of potential opportunity, particularly for minority communities and small businesses. While mergers in the corporate world often cause concerns about market consolidation ..read more
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Anti-Latino Discrimination Created the ‘No Sabo’ Generation
Latino Times
by latinotimes
2M ago
    Latinos in the United States have a cultural identity that is rich and diverse, with characteristic elements, such as food, traditions, music, and language. Spanish plays an important role in their identity and is the second most spoken language in the country. According to recent estimates, nearly 40 million Latinos in the U.S. speak Spanish at home, reflecting the importance of this language in their daily lives and in their communities. The use of Spanish in social, educational, and professional settings is a testament to its role in shaping Latino identity in the United ..read more
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