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Agricultural losses reach $20M due to TS Erika
Issued: August 31, 2015
After estimating preliminary losses at about $6 million in damaged agricultural crops after Tropical Storm Erika’s passage through the island, these...
Dominica declares disaster status after storm leaves 20 dead
Issued: August 30, 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica — Rescue teams worked Sunday to reopen roads to remote communities in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and...
Nestlé: Forced labor has no place in our food supply chain
Issued: August 30, 2015
GENEVA — Nestlé says "forced labor has no place in our supply chain" following a U.S. class action lawsuit that alleges the Swiss food...
Two million tourists visit Cuba during first half of 2015
Issued: August 30, 2015
About two million tourists visited Cuba during the first half of the year, according to website Cubadebate.  ...
'Compton' tops box office for 3rd week; 'War Room' surprises
Issued: August 30, 2015
NEW YORK — The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your...
General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts
Issued: August 30, 2015
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own...
Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership
Issued: August 30, 2015
BERLIN — Volkswagen AG and Suzuki Motor Corp. say an arbitration tribunal has formally put an end to a failed alliance between the two companies to...
Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
Issued: August 30, 2015
LONDON — A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some...
Governor extends delivery date of fiscal adjustment plan
Issued: August 29, 2015
La Fortaleza released a statement Saturday in which a new date to deliver the Puerto Rico Fiscal Adjustment Plan was established. ...
Water rationing continues in wake of Tropical Storm Erika
Issued: August 29, 2015
The chief executive of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (Prasa), Alberto Lázaro, reported that due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika,...
Storm dissipates after killing at least 20 in Caribbean
Issued: August 29, 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica — Tropical Storm Erika dissipated early Saturday, even as its remnants began drenching parts of eastern Cuba. But it left devastation...
Airlines canceled more than 160 Puerto Rico flights due to Erika
Issued: August 29, 2015
The airlines that operate out of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina canceled some 166 flights due to Tropical Storm Erika’s threat to...
Michelin recalls truck, RV tires prone to rupturing
Issued: August 29, 2015
Michelin is recalling around 104,000 BF Goodrich tires used for light trucks and recreational vehicles because the sidewalls can rupture under severe...
Farmers face difficulty collecting insurance for lost crops
Issued: August 29, 2015
The president of the Farmers Association of Puerto Rico, Héctor Iván Cordero, described the damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika as extraordinary in...
Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce
Issued: August 28, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online...
Macy’s declares quarterly dividend on its common stock
Issued: August 28, 2015
The board of directors of Macy's Inc. announced Friday it was declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share on its common stock,...
Agriculture secretary pegged preliminary losses at $6M due to TS Erika
Issued: August 28, 2015
Puerto Rico Agriculture Secretary Myrna Comas announced Friday preliminary losses of about $6 million in damaged crops mainly in the mountainous area,...
Bloomberg: $60M+ over past 2 years in fees for Puerto Rico gov't amid fiscal crisis
Issued: August 28, 2015
As the Puerto Rico government continues to face its fiscal woes on multiple fronts, its legal and advisory fees tab continues to soar, and so far...
What's in a billion? Facebook users hit milestone in 1 day
Issued: August 28, 2015
A billion people logged in to Facebook on a single day this week, marking the first time that many members used the world's largest online social...
Two tropical waves approaching Puerto Rico
Issued: August 28, 2015
The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) in Puerto Rico reported Friday that two tropical waves are approaching the island, which needs even more...
Seaborne cancels flights to Dominica; others still cancelled between San Juan, USVI
Issued: August 28, 2015
Due to the passage of Tropical Storm Erika across the Caribbean, Seaborne Airline said Friday it has cancelled flights to Dominica for the next 48...
Puerto Rico banks operating regularly
Issued: August 28, 2015
Puerto Rico banks have resumed operations Friday as Tropical Storm Erika continues to move away from the local area. ...
Q&A about this week's market turmoil in China and beyond
Issued: August 28, 2015
With the Chinese stock market turmoil that incited global panic abated - at least for now - here are some questions and answers about it, as well as...
Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Issued: August 28, 2015
Amgen Inc. has won approval for the second medicine in a new class of biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin...
Tropical storm conditions spread across Puerto Rico
Issued: August 27, 2015
Tropical Storm Erika was located about 135 miles (215 kilometers) south-southeast of San Juan, and was moving faster toward the west at 17 mph (28...


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