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  • Deadly Pakistani School Attack Raises Security Questions

    CHARSADDA, Pakistan – Once again, Islamic militants stormed a school in northeastern Pakistan in a deadly attack that lasted for hours. And once again, the blood of students and teachers stained classrooms and hallways, raising questions about...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Coast Guard: Migrants Fleeing Cuba Increasingly Violent

    MIAMI – Cuban migrants desperate to reach U.S. shore are increasingly violent and noncompliant with Coast Guard crews who detain them at sea, authorities said Wednesday, citing reports of attempted poisoning and self-inflicted wounds as rumors swirl that...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Pot States Take Fresh Look at Out-Of-State Investment

    DENVER – States that have legalized pot are taking a fresh look at making it easier for out-of-state investors to get in the weed business, saying the industry’s ongoing difficulty in banking means they need new options...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Dow Chemical adds Paid Weeks to Parental Leave Benefit

    Dow Chemical is fattening the paid leave it gives employees after the birth of a child as it becomes the latest major U.S. employer to rethink how it treats parents. The creator of Ziploc bags and Saran...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Anxiety in the Air as Davos World Economic Forum Kicks Off

    DAVOS, Switzerland – In the couple of hours before Morgan Stanley chief James Gorman sat down Wednesday to speak on a panel in Davos, Switzerland, he had lost some $600,000 on the value of his shares in...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Porsche LatAm, Caribbean Sales Grow 2.5% in 2015; Puerto Rico in Third Place

    SAN JUAN – Sports car manufacturer Porsche delivered 3,209 units to customers in Latin America (LatAm) and the Caribbean during 2015, which represents an increase of 2.5% compared with 2014. For the German automaker, the achievement is...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Statistics Institute Approves Resolution Ordering DACO to publish gasoline wholesaler prices

    The Puerto Rico Statistics Institute’s (PRSI) board and Executive Director Mario Marazzi-Santiago announced Wednesday the approval of a resolution that orders the Consumer Affairs Department (DACO by its Spanish acronym) to reinitiate the daily publication of local...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Spreading Zika Virus a New Economic Strain for Latin America

    BARRANQUILLA, Colombia – A U.S. warning that pregnant women should avoid Latin American countries where a mosquito-borne virus is multiplying couldn’t have come at a worse time for a region that’s counting on tourism to give it...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Hottest on Earth by a Wide Margin

    WASHINGTON – Last year wasn’t just the Earth’s hottest year on record – it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and NASA announced Wednesday that 2015 was by...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Treasury Secretary Lew tells Legislative Leaders Federal Board would Supervise not Control

    SAN JUAN – U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told legislative leaders that the federal oversight board being discussed in the U.S. Congress to alleviate the fiscal and economic crisis on the island would be a supervisory board...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Lew Visits Puerto Rico, Calls for Congress to Act

    SAN JUAN – During his visit to the island Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew once again urged for congressional action on Puerto Rico’s fiscal crisis, namely providing the commonwealth with an orderly debt-restructuring regime that goes...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • MCS Opens New Life and Disability Subsidiary

    Healthcare insurance provider MCS has created a new subsidiary, MCS General Insurance Agency (GIA), to tap into the life and disability insurance market as part of a strategic move aimed at broadening MCS’s products portfolio, the company...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Earth’s Temperature Depends on Where You Put Thermometer

    WASHINGTON – When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s all about altitude. Temperature readings taken close to Earth’s surface – about 6 feet off the ground – show a slightly warmer planet than measurements taken from...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Low Oil Complicates Struggle to Raise Eurozone Inflation

    FRANKFURT, Germany – Low oil prices are complicating life for the European Central Bank in its struggle to push up worrisome low inflation in the 19 nations that use the euro currency. It was bad enough when...

    • Posted January 20, 2016