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  • Clinton, Sanders Woo Undecided Iowa Voters as Caucus Nears

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Wooing undecided Iowa voters, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Monday night each cast themselves as life-long champions for tackling economic inequality, but offered differing visions for addressing the nation’s problems. Sanders, who...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
  • Former Workers Sue Disney, Consulting Companies Over Layoffs

    TAMPA, Fla. – Two former technology employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are suing Disney and the outsourcing companies they say colluded to break the law and replace workers with cheaper immigrant labor. Representing both former...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
  • Hilton Launches new Budget Hotel Chain Aimed at Young Guests

    LOS ANGELES – Hilton is launching a new hotel brand, focusing on budget travelers looking to spend $90 to $100 a night. The new brand, named Tru, aims to compete with economy and midscale chains like Comfort...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Senate Calls for Prepa Negotiations to Resume

    SAN JUAN – Senate President Eduardo Bhatia urged the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) and its creditors to resume negotiations for an agreement to be reached regarding the restructuring of the public utility’s debt. “The call,...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Cruz, Clinton Call for Calmer Talk Ahead of Iowa Contest

    IOWA FALLS, Iowa – Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton both called for lowering the temperature in the presidential primary race Monday, even as their campaigns and supporters kept up their attacks with a week to go until...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Gasoline Wholesalers: Prices at Pump not Directly Correlated to Price of Oil Barrel

    SAN JUAN – Popular Democratic Party Sen. Luis Daniel Rivera questioned gasoline wholesalers operating in Puerto Rico on the reasons why the price of gasoline at the pump has not been decreased in the same proportion as...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Mergers Continue in 2016, Johnson Controls and Tyco Tie Up

    NEW YORK – Johnson Controls and Tyco will combine as the unprecedented pace of buyouts and mergers from last year rolls over into 2016. Shareholders of Johnson Controls Inc., based in Milwaukee, will own about 56 percent...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Stocks Slip as Oil Skids 6 Percent, Hitting Energy Companies

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks fell Monday as the price of oil slumped again, giving up some of the ground it gained late last week. That forced energy companies lower. The stock market opened lower and stayed...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Families of 10 sailors aboard El Faro Settle Claims

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla – The families of ten sailors aboard a cargo ship that sank in a hurricane last year have settled claims with the vessel’s owner. The Florida Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/1Qwxr8W ) that each of the families...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • MassMutual makes Record $1.7B Dividend Payout to Policy Owners

    SAN JUAN – The board of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual) on Monday announced it has approved an estimated record dividend payout of $1.7 billion for 2016 to its eligible participating policy owners. “Throughout most of...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • What to know about the tropical Zika virus in Latin America

      NEW YORK – A rare tropical disease is spreading in parts of Latin America and the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne Zika virus usually causes a mild illness but is now suspected in an unusual birth defect and...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • InterContinental Hotel Shuts Down its Casino

    SAN JUAN – The casino at the Intercontinental San Juan Hotel, in the Isla Verde sector of Carolina, closed down operations Monday, the hotel’s management announced. It is the ninth casino to close in Puerto Rico in the...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Sprint Cutting 2,500 Jobs and Closing Call Centers to Cut Costs

    NEW YORK – Cellphone company Sprint is eliminating more jobs as it seeks to cut costs and turn around its business. Sprint spokesman Dave Tovar says the country’s No. 4 wireless service provider has cut about 2,500...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
  • Candidates Seek Final Iowa Edge in Unpredictable Race

    IOWA FALLS, Iowa – One week to go, the 2016 presidential candidates opened their final push Monday in Iowa, seeking any edge in a race brimming with unpredictability for both Democrats and Republicans. Hillary Clinton and Bernie...

    • Posted January 25, 2016