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Fed confident on US growth, opens door wider to rate hike

fedWASHINGTON--The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep rates near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy.

Closing out a two-day meeting against a backdrop of solid domestic growth but trouble overseas, the U.S. central bank said it would take a "patient"...

Some big stock market winners emerge from Obama move on Cuba

cubausaNEW YORK--A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian natural resources...

Oil price plunge forces Nigeria to slash 2015 growth forecast

ABUJA--Nigeria has slashed its forecast for economic growth in 2015 due to the plunge in global oil prices, the...

Britain warns of tougher bank stress tests ahead

banksLONDON--The Bank of England warned Britain's banks they should expect a more exacting test next year of their...

Russian traders see shades of 1998 as rate hike fails to rescue rouble

roubleMOSCOW--The rouble plunged more than 11 percent against the dollar on Tuesday in its steepest intraday fall since the...

No need for new reform of French pension system

PARIS--France's social affairs minister said on Tuesday there was no need to reform an indebted pension system...

Russia raises rates in emergency move

russiaMOSCOW--Russia's central bank raised its key interest rate to 17 percent in the early hours of Tuesday morning in an...

Oil falls anew as OPEC output cut ruled out

oilNEW YORK--Crude prices plunged further on Monday after OPEC once again said it will not cut oil output despite fears...

Diverse allies rally for Microsoft in data fight

NEW YORK/SEATTLE--Corporate lobbyists, news organizations and academics joined forces with Microsoft Corp on Monday...

Air traffic control failure disrupts flights over Britain

britainLONDON--Hundreds of flights to and from London were disrupted on Friday by a technical failure at England's main air...

Americans turn more bullish on economy

WASHINGTON--Pessimism and doubt have dominated how Americans see the economy for many years. Now, in a hopeful sign...

China tells banks to step up lending

banksBEIJING/SHANGHAI--China has told its banks to lend more in the final months of 2014 and relaxed enforcement of...

Brazil engineering executives charged in Petrobras scandal

CURITIBA, Brazil--Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday formally charged executives of six of the country's largest...

After protests, Brazil cities try again to hike bus fares

brazileconomySAO PAULO--Brazilian cities are pressing ahead with plans to raise bus fares, despite threats of a repeat of street...

Oil crashes 5 percent, nears $60 on weak US demand, Saudi inaction

NEW YORK--Oil prices tumbled as much as 5 percent on Wednesday, pushing U.S. crude to five-year lows near $60 a...

German carmakers unveil changes to top management

kruegerBERLIN/FRANKFURT--German carmaker BMW and larger rival Volkswagen announced surprise changes to top management on...

Euro ministers tell France, Italy to trim budgets more

eurozoneBRUSSELS--Euro zone finance ministers told France and Italy on Monday to take quick steps to rein in their deficits...

Oil dives 4 percent to five-year low

libyaoilNEW YORK--Oil dived 4 percent to new five-year lows on Monday, as Wall Street expectations of a deeper price slump...

North Korea: our supporters may be behind Sony attack

sonySEOUL/BOSTON--The Pyongyang government's state-run media said the cyber attack on Sony's Hollywood studio may have...

Investment banks lag rivals on profitability, efficiency

LONDON--Investment banks have been less profitable, more volatile and had consistently higher costs than commercial...

Italian tycoon Bonomi tops Chinese offer for Club Med

clubmedPARIS/MILAN--Italian tycoon Andrea Bonomi raised his takeover bid for Club Mediterranee to 24 euros a share on...

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Leona calls for meeting about Housing Foundation suspensions
Thursday, 18 December 2014
PHILIPSBURG--Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo wants to get to the bottom of... Read more...
Floodgate works to resume in January
Thursday, 18 December 2014
PHILIPSBURG--Construction of the floodgates near A.Th. Illidge Road will halt December 19 and... Read more...
Prisons officers threaten shutdown
Thursday, 18 December 2014
PORT OF SPAIN--Prisons officers are threatening to shut down operations at the country's penal... Read more...
US Coast Guard nabs smugglers, seizes cocaine in Caribbean Sea
Thursday, 18 December 2014
SAN JUAN--The United States Coast Guard says it has detained two suspected smugglers and seized 71... Read more...
Secret Service too insular, needs outside leader
Thursday, 18 December 2014
WASHINGTON--The U.S. Secret Service needs an outsider to overhaul the insular agency, beef up... Read more...
Iowa and New Hampshire voters will listen before they judge Bush
Thursday, 18 December 2014
DAVENPORT, Iowa--Life-long Republican Bob Shelley neatly folds his newspaper and uses it as a... Read more...
EU court says Hamas should be removed from terror list
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
BRUSSELS--The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should be removed from the European Union's... Read more...
Church of England has its first woman bishop
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
STOCKPORT, England--The Church of England appointed its first female bishop on Wednesday,... Read more...
Fed confident on US growth, opens door wider to rate hike
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
WASHINGTON--The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise... Read more...
Some big stock market winners emerge from Obama move on Cuba
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
NEW YORK--A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian... Read more...
Finally, the truth has revealed itself
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Dear Editor, No matter how much a person tries to dodge the truth, his conscience always finds a... Read more...
Rosie Ring-around
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Dear Queenie, I have never really liked the engagement ring my husband gave me years ago. It’s a... Read more...
Local Jiu Jitsu students celebrate promotion
Thursday, 18 December 2014
COLE BAY-Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu St Maarten held a demonstration and promotion ceremony at the new... Read more...
McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards
Thursday, 18 December 2014
LONDON-- Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust... Read more...
Crowd sings and tangos while Pope celebrates 78th birthday
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
VATICAN CITY--Thousands of people sang "Happy Birthday" and danced a mass tango on Wednesday to... Read more...
Collins admits to sexual contact with young girls
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
NEW YORK--Actor Stephen Collins, who played the family pastor in the television series "7th... Read more...
Dine - Jimbo's Rock & Blues Cafe
Thursday, 18 December 2014
~ The best Caribbean Tex-Mex on the island ~ I've been going to Jimbo's every year for the past... Read more...
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Two for a good cause The first event is a fundraising BBQ on Saturday, December 20, at 1:00-6:00pm... Read more...
Editorial - Intriguing
Thursday, 18 December 2014
The rulings by the Joint Court of Justice in two unrelated residency cases reported on in... Read more...
Editorial - Let wisdom prevail
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Citizens of St. Eustatius go to the polls today for the island's third referendum in two decades.... Read more...
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014
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Notices December 13
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Saturday, December 13 CHRISTMAS FAIR Organised by the PTA of the Sr. Regina School Time:... Read more...