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  • IMF sees 2016 Negative Growth for Latin America, Caribbean

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund is forecasting that the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will maintain this year the same overall 0.3 percent negative growth seen in 2015. Alejandro Werner is the IMF’s chief...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • AP Poll: Public Doubts Washington’s Problem-solving Ability

    WASHINGTON – As the first voting nears in the presidential race, most Americans have little to no confidence in the federal government to confront what they see as the country’s most important priorities, according to a national...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • California Marijuana Growers face New Crop of Local Bans

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When the California Legislature passed the state’s first comprehensive medical marijuana regulations in September, pot advocates hoped the move heralded a new era of trust in their often-tumultuous relationship with wary local officials and...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Lead Pipes Lurk in Older Neighborhoods across the US

    TOLEDO, Ohio – Lead pipes like the ones that led to contamination of the tap water in Flint, Michigan, carry water into millions of older homes across the U.S. every day, a legacy of an era before...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Sanders Attracting Voters who Seek More than Protest Vote

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Bernie Sanders is attracting Americans who are in search of more than a protest vote. Yes, Sanders’ backers say, they’re frustrated with a system they believe is rigged for the wealthy. But many...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Cruz Offers his Vision for Election Face-off with Clinton

    HOLLIS, N.H. – Even before the first primary votes are cast, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz is dreaming of a face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. He warns his supporters about what he thinks America will look...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Venezuela Congress Nixes Maduro Request for Emergency Powers

    CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s opposition-led congress on Friday rejected President Nicolas Maduro’s request for emergency powers amid a plunging national economy, the depths of which were dramatized by an IMF estimate that inflation this year will top...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Emerging Markets to Host Seminar on Puerto Rico Debt

    The Emerging Markets Trade Association (EMTA) has organized a Feb. 18 seminar titled “Puerto Rico Debt Crisis & its Significance for other Municipal Markets.”

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Dominion Confident it can Implement Electronic Vote Count in Time for 2016 Primaries, General Elections

    Dominion Voting Systems sets itself apart from the competition with a commitment to customer-service convenience and a superior use of technology.

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Health Officials Probe tie Between Zika, Paralyzing Syndrome

    RIO DE JANEIRO – Two Latin American countries are investigating whether outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus are behind a rise in a rare and sometimes life-threatening nerve condition that can cause paralysis and leave victims on...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Google to Pay $140 Million in Back Taxes in Britain

    SAN FRANCISCO – Google will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom. The amount translates into...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
  • Prepa Restructuring Support Agreement Terminated

    SAN JUAN – As the deadline for the passing of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (Prepa) revitalization bill was blown Friday, the Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) between 70 percent of the authority’s bondholders and the power...

    • Posted January 23, 2016
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  • Gov’t: 10th Death Linked to Exploding Takata Air Bags

    WASHINGTON – A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards,...

    • Posted January 22, 2016
  • Energy Stocks Lead a Broad Rally as the Price of Oil Soars

    NEW YORK – U.S. stocks made their biggest gain in more than a monthon Friday as oil prices surged, lifting energy stocks. Tech stocks also climbed as Apple shares had their day since August. Energy companies soared...

    • Posted January 22, 2016