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Census: Florida's Hispanics grow more diverse

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida saw a massive influx of Central and South Americans in the last decade, adding complexity to a state that is already home to one of the nation's most diverse Hispanic populations, according to Census figures released Thursday.

Cubans remain the largest single Hispanic group in Florida, but their share of the state's Latino population dropped slightly over the last decade to just under a third. Meanwhile, the number of Central and South Americans increased by more than a half-million residents. South Florida was their top destination, with Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach together gaining more than half of these new arrivals.

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America's Growing Hispanic Population: Investing in the Future 'Mainstay of Our Labor Force'

Published: April 27, 2011 / knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu

The most recent tally of the nation's Hispanic population startled even demographers: According to the 2010 Census, Hispanics in the U.S. now number 50.5 million, or one out of every six Americans. From 2000 to 2010, more than half of the nation's population growth was due to Hispanics. In every single state in the union, the percentage of Hispanics increased.

The burgeoning Hispanic population creates both challenges and opportunities for the future, say social demographers and Wharton economists. Short term, Hispanics may stimulate business, pump up weak housing markets, replenish an aging labor force and revitalize dying communities. But as Hispanic babies boom and America's non-Hispanic white population shrinks, an ethnic generation gap looms. Longer term, experts say, the country must find a way to educate an increasingly diverse and underprivileged generation of children or risk losing its competitive edge.

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NAC Foods Corporation Recalls Mi Pepito Arnica Flower and Stem

NAC Foods Corporation Recalls Mi Pepito Arnica Flower and Stem Arnica

Recall Reason: Due to inaccurate usage information on the product label. The current label states 'Use to enhance the flavor of your favorite dish.' The label should have stated: 'Recommended for external use only.' NAC Foods, a packer of spices and chilies has been informed that the Arnica if taken in large quantities can be harmful. Therefore, as of March 1, 2011, NAC Foods will no longer pack or distribute Arnica. The recall was initiated after the company received communication from a key account that a customer raised concerns regarding the product label and usage information.

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