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  • FAA’s Air Traffic Control Operations Questioned

    WASHINGTON – Spending on air traffic control operations has doubled over two decades, while productivity has declined and efforts to improve performance have been ineffective, according to a report released Wednesday by a government watchdog. The report...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Chocolate Wars: Nestle Loses Bid to Trademark KitKat Shape

    LONDON – Nestle has lost a long-running court battle to trademark the four-finger shape of its KitKat chocolate bar in Britain. The Swiss food giant first tried to register the trademark in 2010, but the application was...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Worldwide Tourist Arrivals Reach Record 1.2B in 2015; Caribbean sees 7% Increase

    SAN JUAN – There is no doubt 2015 was a banner year for tourism worldwide. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released its 2015 report and found that international tourist arrivals, representing overnight visitors, grew...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Telco Cuba to Report its 3Q Financials

    SAN JUAN – Telco Cuba, a cellular service provider that targets the Cuban demographic in the United States, expects to regain “current” reporting status by Jan. 25 by releasing its third-quarter financials. The Amgentech company also said...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • AccessLatina Business Accelerator Announces Finalists

    SAN JUAN – Global entrepreneurship and innovation Prof. Antonio Dávila hosted a one-day seminar on the challenges in managing startup growth for the finalists of AccessLatina, an accelerator program to help Latina business owners through capital and...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • US, Allies Agree to Intensify Fight Against Islamic State

    PARIS – Defense Secretary Ash Carter says defense ministers from France and five other nations have agreed to intensify the campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. He says the countries will work together to...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Liberty Business Expands Coverage Island-wide

    SAN JUAN – Liberty Business, the commercial services division of Liberty Puerto Rico, announced Wednesday it has expanded the coverage of its fiber-optic network to business clients throughout the island. The expansion was carried out following Liberty’s...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Supreme Court Rules Against Business in Class-Action Case

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says a business cannot end a class-action lawsuit by offering the person who first sued everything that was asked for. The 6-3 ruling on Wednesday comes in case of interest to business...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Shell Expects 4Q Profits to Drop at Least 40 Percent

    LONDON – Royal Dutch Shell expects its fourth quarter profits to drop at least 40 percent to between $1.6 billion and $1.9 billion after a sharp drop in crude oil prices, but underscored its determination to press...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Feds Probe Complaints that Ford Focus Doors Won’t Latch

    DETROIT – U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating complaints that doors won’t latch properly on about 400,000 Ford Focus compact cars. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that the probe covers cars from...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Greek Seamen, Farmers, Protest Planned Pension Reforms

    TEMPE, Greece – Greek ferry crews launched a two-day strike Wednesday while hundreds of farmers prepared to block highways to protest unpopular draft pension reforms that will further cut incomes in the austerity-weary country. Unions representing practically...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • High Court could Give Obama his Final Chance on Immigration

    WASHINGTON – After seven years, 2 million-plus deportations, two executive actions and 720,000 “Dreamers,” the bottom line on President Barack Obama’s immigration record still remains an open question for many immigrants and their advocates. In the end,...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Congressional Leaders seek Answers from U.S. Treasury Secretary

    SAN JUAN – Legislative leaders plan to grill U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew at a meeting Wednesday morning on what the federal agency is going to do to help Puerto Rico. Senate President Eduardo Bhatia said he...

    • Posted January 20, 2016
  • Debt Audit Committee Intends to Bring about Transparency to Debt

    SAN JUAN – Members of the special committee in charge of auditing Puerto Rico’s public debt since 1972 met for the first time Tuesday and agreed its most important task will be to bring transparency to the...

    • Posted January 20, 2016