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Yellen calls for caution on rates

yellenJACKSON HOLE, Wyoming--The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the U.S. labour market remains bruised from the Great Recession, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday amid calls from policy hawks for a near-term rate hike.

In a speech at the Fed's annual central bank conference, Yellen laid out in detail why she feels the unemployment rate alone...

Mexico launches special police force to guard economic activity

mexicoMEXICO CITY--Mexico on Friday launched a scaled-back version of a new police force President Enrique Pena Nieto had...

Venezuela to create fingerprinting system to limit smuggling of food

venezuelaCARACAS--Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the creation of a fingerprinting system in stores that sell food...

Bank of America settles mortgage investigations for $16.65 billion

bankofaWASHINGTON/NEW YORK--Bank of America Corp reached a record $16.65 billion settlement with the U.S. government to...

Russia shuts four McDonald's restaurants amid Ukraine row

mcdonaldsMOSCOW--Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it...

Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike

WASHINGTON--The U.S. Federal Reserve hinted on Wednesday that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead...

Heinz to tighten supplier controls in China

heinzSHANGHAI/BEIJING--U.S. foodmaker H.J. Heinz Co said on Tuesday it will tighten controls over ingredients suppliers in...

ECB in policy limbo, boxed in by its own plans

ecbFRANKFURT--The European Central Bank is in a policy no man's land, bombarded by news of a stagnating euro zone...

Puerto Rico keeps the lights on, but debt crisis far from over

Old_San_Juan_1NEW YORK--Puerto Rico managed to keep its electricity flowing this past week - but creditors made it clear that the...

EU fruit, vegetable growers get 125 million euros to help with Russia ban

BRUSSELS--EU fruit and vegetable growers will get financial aid of up to 125 million euros ($167 million) to help...

French prime minister slaps down call for change of course

frenchPARIS--French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday slapped down rebels of his ruling Socialist party, branding their...

Britain's EU exit could lead to banking exodus

LONDON--Some Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans that include moving some of their London-based...

End of the Wirtschaftswunder? Germany's sudden slowdown

germanyBERLIN--The German soccer team's romp to victory in last month's World Cup was hailed at home as a symbol of the...

AIG boosting lobbying effort as hiatus prompted by crisis ends

aigWASHINGTON--Insurer American International Group is ramping up its lobbying team in Washington, almost six years...

Coca-Cola pays $2.2 billion stake in Monster Beverage

monsterNEW YORK--Coca-Cola said Thursday it is making a cash payment of $2.15 billion for a 16.7 percent stake in Monster...

Berkshire stock hits new milestone at $200,000

buffettNEW YORK--Berkshire Hathaway Inc's share price on Thursday surpassed and closed above $200,000 for the first time...

French finance minister adrift on sea of broken promises

PARIS--Photos of France's portly finance minister rowing a tiny boat on holiday circulated social media on Thursday -...

Bank of England focuses on weak wages

bankLONDON--The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for...

Argentina slams American judge, holdouts see no private debt deal

argiesBUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK--Prospects for a private sector solution to Argentina's sovereign debt dispute deteriorated on...

Russia's richest tycoon lowers stake in empire

MOSCOW--Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov cut his stake in his business empire to below 50 percent in a planned...

Apple prepares Healthkit rollout amid tangled regulatory web

tourismSAN FRANCISCO--Apple Inc has been discussing how its "HealthKit" service will work with health providers at Mount...

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Arnell receives Knight of National Order of Merit
Friday, 22 August 2014
MARIGOT--Territorial Council First Vice-President Guillaume Arnell was the latest recipient of the... Read more...
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Police confiscate two more firearms
Friday, 22 August 2014
FORT WILLEM--Two men were arrested after firearms were found in separate vehicles they had been... Read more...
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Cuba sees its future in Mariel port, hand in hand with Brazil
Friday, 22 August 2014
HAVANA, Cuba--The Mariel special economic development zone, the biggest construction project... Read more...
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Jamaica diaspora remitted US $16 billion past decade
Thursday, 21 August 2014
BALTIMORE, United States--Jamaicans living abroad have remitted US $16 billion to the local... Read more...
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US protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane
Friday, 22 August 2014
WASHINGTON--The United States charged on Friday that a Chinese fighter pilot conducted a "dangerous... Read more...
US moves to ensure birth control access
Friday, 22 August 2014
WASHINGTON--The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of... Read more...
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Two ancient Mayan cities found in Mexican jungle
Friday, 22 August 2014
MEXICO CITY--Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of... Read more...
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Colombia army, rebels meet face-to-face at talks in Cuba
Friday, 22 August 2014
HAVANA--Colombian military officers and leftist guerrillas met face-to-face on Friday for the first... Read more...
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Yellen calls for caution on rates
Friday, 22 August 2014
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming--The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise... Read more...
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Mexico launches special police force to guard economic activity
Friday, 22 August 2014
MEXICO CITY--Mexico on Friday launched a scaled-back version of a new police force President... Read more...
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Interesting changes this election season
Friday, 22 August 2014
Dear Editor, The election season is proving to demonstrate significant and interesting changes in... Read more...
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Stood up hosts
Friday, 22 August 2014
Dear Queenie, Very often my husband and I will invite friends to come over for a barbecue or for... Read more...
St. Martin defeats VI 4-2 in friendly match
Friday, 22 August 2014
TORTOLA-- The Virgin Islands (VI) were unable to hold on to a slender lead over a St. Martin senior... Read more...
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Atletico's Mandzukic strikes early to clinch Super Cup
Friday, 22 August 2014
SPAIN-- Atletico Madrid striker Mario Mandzukic's early goal secured a 1-0 win over Real Madrid and... Read more...
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For some British history enthusiasts, World War One tributes go further
Friday, 22 August 2014
LONDON--For some people fascinated by World War One, the poppies and wreath-laying of Remembrance... Read more...
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So you think you can shock? Prizes take backseat at MTV awards
Friday, 22 August 2014
INGLEWOOD, California--Blood, buttocks, snakes and angry rants are just some of the surprises... Read more...
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Aggression Replacement Training
Friday, 22 August 2014
~ Role play scenarios to find options ~  Nineteen people just completed an ART class organized... Read more...
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Bird Watch SXM
Friday, 22 August 2014
By Mark Yokoyama Bird shots: getting close Shooting birds – with a camera! – is a wonderful... Read more...
Editorial - Nothing less
Friday, 22 August 2014
The concern expressed by Windward Islands Chamber of Labour Unions (WICLU) First Vice-President... Read more...
Editorial - Everybody’s business
Thursday, 21 August 2014
That the foundation for the St. Maarten Tourism Authority (STA) has been established (see Thursday... Read more...
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Notices August 21
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Drum Band Registration: The COCAAE Foundation is now registering new members to join the Generation... Read more...
Notices August 20
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Football Club St. Martin Football Club is practicing at the Raoull Illige Sports Complex on Monday... Read more...