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The Geography of the All-Important Latino Vote

November 6, 2012

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There has been a large emphasis this election year on the “minority” and “Latino” votes.  With America becoming an increasingly diverse nation, minority votes have become even more important in deciding who is sent to the White House.  MarketMAPS takes a look at the geography of the all-important Latino vote.    The rising impact of […]

Demographics and Elections

October 30, 2012

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Election Day in the US is just 1 week away!  Today, MarketMAPS takes a look at American demographic trends, and how they can affect the outcome of this year’s elections.  America is becoming increasingly diverse.  Last year, more minority-race babies were born than white American babies.  This is a strong indication that, within perhaps 1 […]

US Senator Raises Concerns over Apple’s 3D Maps

July 3, 2012

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The advanced mapping technology used by companies like Apple and Google to create their recently revealed 3D maps has stirred up some controversy in Washington .  A New York Senator has raised concerns over Apple and Google’s “military-grade spy planes” and their powerful 3D mapping techniques.  As a publisher of some of the most detailed geographic […]

New York: The Best Place for Small Businesses

May 16, 2012

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A recent study commissioned by Citigroup, and conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, found New York to be the most competitive city in the world, edging out London for the top honour. With a Department of Small Business Services, a pro-growth/ pro-business environment, and an improving quality of life, it’s no wonder why New York […]

New York’s Parks Go Underground

February 29, 2012

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A group of New Yorkers are looking to add to diversity to New York’s long list of famous parks.  Inspired by the transformation of an abandoned railway on the west side of Manhattan into the High Line urban park, they are hoping to do something similar on the Lower East Side — only this time, underground.  […]

Homes of the US Presidents

February 20, 2012

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When they weren’t spending time in D.C., where have our US presidents called home?  While some of our presidents have come from modest homes, others have preferred the luxury living that the role of commander-in-chief has afforded them. Barack Obama: Chicago,IL                   The Obamas purchased a 6,199-square-foot, […]

Invading Taiwan vs. Antipirate Protection

January 27, 2012

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Economic relations and cooperation continue to increase between China and Taiwan, but so does political tension… While the 65,000 ton Shi Lang has been declared as “fulfilling China’s 70-year aircraft carrier dreams”, Beijing insists that has no hostile intentions. It’s merely a way for China to fulfill antipirate obligations, allowing them to escort merchant ships […]