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Asians overtake Hispanics as top Nevada immigrant population

Nevada’s Hispanic population has surged in the last decade, increasing from 19.7 percent of the total population in 2000 to 27.3 percent in 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. But in recent years, the biggest group of immigrants coming to Nevada from outside the United States — both legally and illegally — are not Latino, according to Census Bureau data released last month.

Pennsylvania Town Refuses To Fly Dominican Flag

The mayor of a largely Latino town in Pennsylvania is refusing to fly the Dominican flag over City Hall to celebrate that country’s independence this week, even though the town fly the Irish flag on St. Patrick’s day, the local press reports. The Dominican House, a nonprofit that promotes Hispanic culture in Hazleton, asked City Hall to raise the Dominican flag alongside the U.S. flag on Feb. 27, to mark the Dominican Republic’s independence.

Coca-Cola sales fall as consumers switch to healthier drinks

Coca-Cola appears to be losing some of its fizz, as Americans swap sugary, high-calorie, sparkling drinks for healthier options. The US drinks maker saw its revenues fall 3.6pc to $11bn in the fourth quarter, after a 4.2pc decline in sales in the North American market, which accounts for nearly half of its revenues worldwide. The company blamed weak economic conditions, but analysts also pointed to an increase in the number of health-conscious consumers trying to cut back on calories and sweeteners.

Living in the Shadows: Detention Centers Deaths Raise Immigrant Rights Questions

Editor's Note: In our Living in the Shadows series, news organizations from around the country joined together to bring to light the interplay between immigration status and health. Many immigrants feel isolated and alone in America – suffering that can turn toxic over time. We will show where health systems fail some of the most vulnerable among us and highlight effective solutions to common conditions. Juana Lopez squeezed her son’s hands and caressed his forehead. “I’m here, mi’jo,” she said. “Your mom’s here. React.

Immigration Hardliner Employed Undocumented Workers: Report

conservative isn’t such an immigration hardliner after all. Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick, who has made cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign for lieutenant governor, employed undocumented immigrants at a sports bar he owned in the 1980s, the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday. Miguel Andrade told the paper that he was one of at least four undocumented immigrants from Mexico who worked for Patrick. Andrade, who worked as a dishwasher and as a cook, said he was hired by a manager, but that he told Patrick about his migration status.

The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch

Listen and understand. The game changed in Venezuela last night.

This Is Coca-Cola's Biggest Nightmare

Americans are so over soda. And while that may be good for the their expanding waistlines, it’s bad news for the companies that make the sugary drinks. Just take a look at this chart from IBISWorld, a global market research firm, predicting the future of soda consumption: chart In 2013, the average American drank somewhere around 38.6 gallons of soda a year, that's down from 42.1 gallons in 2008, according to IBIS world. Soda consumption peaked in 1998, when the average American drank about 54 gallons, according to the Associated Press.

PepsiCo Should Split In Two: Activist Investor

NEW YORK (AP) — Activist investor Nelson Peltz is ramping up the pressure on PepsiCo, reaffirming his call for the company to separate its struggling North American drinks division from its snack unit. The call for a split comes as PepsiCo's drinks, which include Mountain Dew, Tropicana and Aquafina, have lost ground to bigger rival Coca-Cola Co. in recent years. U.S. soda consumption in general has also been on the decline, with people worried about the calories in regular soda and the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas. Peltz's Trian Fund Management sent a letter to PepsiCo Inc.

Undocumented Immigrants Would Pay Billions More In Taxes If Allowed To Work Legally: Study

Allowing undocumented immigrants to work legally in the U.S. would boost their state and local tax contributions by an estimated $2 billion annually, a new study finds. The study, conducted by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a non-partisan research organization, says that the country's 11.2 million undocumented immigrants already collectively contributed $10.6 billion in state and local taxes in 2010 -- mostly through sales and excise taxes, but also via property and income taxes -- and that that number could jump to more than $12.6 billion. How?

Puerto Rico Cracks Down On Tax Evaders Amid Crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government is cracking down on tax evaders to increase revenue and help pay off $70 billion in public debt after recent downgrades put the island's credit rating into junk status, officials said Tuesday. Treasury Secretary Melba Acosta said a task force has been set up to target both business owners and individuals, adding that authorities are investigating more than 100 cases and more are expected to follow. Puerto Rico currently has only a 56 percent "capture" rate on tax revenues that should be taken in, losing some $800 million annually as
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