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Business Agenda

Business Agenda reports on what’s going on at businesses in Minnesota. Business Agenda provides brief, quick-reading items about important companies in Minnesota and the people who work at those firms.

Poverty rate rises especially for Hispanics

More Americans are living in poverty than ever before — and for Hispanics, the trends are especially bleak. Their poverty rate went up 1.3 percentage points in 2010, the sharpest annual rise of any group except blacks.