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China's growth slowest since global crisis, annual target at risk

pistoriusBEIJING--China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing its official target for the first time in 15 years, adding to concerns the world's second-largest economy is becoming a drag on global growth.
  A pick-up in factory output and government confidence that the labour market remains stable were offset by further slowing in the...

McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results

donaldsNEW YORK--McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image problems on Tuesday...

Germany and France to seek deal on investment, reforms

europeBERLIN--Germany and France sought to paper over deep differences about how to bolster a faltering European economy...

Apple's iPhone sales beat Street

SAN FRANCISCO--Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone...

Lufthansa cancels flights due to pilots strike, train stoppage strands millions

strikeFRANKFURT/BERLIN--German airline Lufthansa cancelled 1,450 flights after a pilots union called for a strike on Monday...

India ends diesel controls, raises natural gas prices

NEW DELHI--India's government on Saturday lifted diesel price controls and raised the cost of natural gas, giving...

Russia, Ukraine reach tentative gas deal after tough Milan talks

ukraineMILAN--Russia and Ukraine made progress on Friday towards resolving a dispute over gas supplies in time for winter...

Yellen greatly concerned by rise in economic inequality

BOSTON--Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday the growth of economic inequality in the United States...

Apple's new iPads sport modest upgrades

ipadCUPERTINO, California--Apple Inc's faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor...

Modi names Rajan ally as chief economic adviser

NEW DELHI--A high-powered academic who tells his students to read Joseph Conrad and Gabriel Garcia Marquez to better...

Time Warner to launch HBO as streaming broadband service

timewarnerNEW YORK--Time Warner Inc's HBO will launch a standalone online streaming service next year to make hit shows such as...

American Express quarterly profit rises as US card holders spend more

NEW YORK--American Express Co, the world's largest credit card issuer, reported an 8.1 percent rise in quarterly...

Facing new oil glut, Saudis avoid past mistakes to halt price slide

oilDUBAI--Still haunted by its failed attempt to prevent a steep drop in oil prices by slashing production by almost...

French bank turns to Twitter for transfers

twitterPARIS/FRANKFURT--One of France's largest banks launched a service on Tuesday to allow its customers to transfer money...

Eurogroup head proposes new growth deal for Europe

bloemWASHINGTON--The chairman of euro zone finance ministers proposed on Friday a new growth deal for Europe which would...

Sears: Kmart stores hit by data breach

NEW YORK--Sears Holdings Corp said it was the victim of a cyberattack that likely resulted in the theft of some...

With global economy stuttering, governments urged to open purse

imfWASHINGTON--Advocates of a global infrastructure push foresee hundreds of billions of dollars of efficiently managed...

Icahn urges 'undervalued' Apple to buy back shares

icahnNEW YORK--Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said Apple Inc's shares could double in value and urged the...

Venezuelans turn to bitcoins to bypass socialist currency controls

bitcoinCARACAS--Tech-savvy Venezuelans looking to bypass dysfunctional economic controls are turning to the bitcoin virtual...

Oil sector to power Colombian growth

colombiaBOGOTA--Despite a decline in oil revenue, the sector will remain an important engine of Colombia's economic growth...

World Bank cost-cutting chief declines bonus

w_bankWASHINGTON-- The World Bank's finance chief said he would decline a bonus of $94,000 in a move that appeared aimed at...

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Judge Bob Wit to advise Referendum Committee
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
ST. EUSTATIUS--The Island Council needed a special meeting on Sunday, October 19, to decide on the... Read more...
‘People United’ march to take place Sunday
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
PHILIPSBURG--Action group "People United for True Democracy" will now hold its march to express... Read more...
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Caricom chairman defends ban on nationals from Ebola-affected West African countries
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua--Prime Minister Gaston Browne Monday defended the decision by a number of... Read more...
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Trinidad gov’t appeals to protester to end hunger strike in support of highway project
Monday, 20 October 2014
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad--The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has appealed to Ravi Balgobin... Read more...
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America will funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through 5 airports
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
NEW YORK--The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring... Read more...
National security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
WASHINGTON--The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to... Read more...
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Hong Kong students put their case to govt, but no breakthrough
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
HONG KONG--Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened raptly from the streets on Tuesday as student... Read more...
North Korea unexpectedly releases US citizen Fowle
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
WASHINGTON--North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country,... Read more...
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China's growth slowest since global crisis, annual target at risk
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
BEIJING--China grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter... Read more...
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McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
NEW YORK--McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image... Read more...
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Hopefully a new trend
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Dear Editor, Anyone who follows what happens in the world of politics would be surprised if Theo... Read more...
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Broken-hearted
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Dear Queenie, I’ve been dating a very nice guy for some time now. Recently another man he worked... Read more...
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Thirty expected for 10th Sol Optimist Championship
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
SIMPSON BAY-- At least thirty young Caribbean sailors are expected to compete in the 10th annual... Read more...
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World number one Williams walloped 6-0 6-2 by Halep
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
SINGAPORE-- Simona Halep handed an out-of-sorts Serena Williams the joint heaviest defeat of her... Read more...
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De la Renta remembered for his elegant designs, generosity
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
NEW YORK--Oscar de la Renta, the legendary fashion designer who dressed first ladies and Hollywood... Read more...
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Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
PRETORIA--Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on... Read more...
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Familiar with BioFilm?
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
By Kurt A Vreeland DC DIBAK DABCN You may not be familiar with the term "biofilm," but you have... Read more...
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Can you reduce inflammation through dietary choices?
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
~Night shades really do make a difference... to some of us~ Many foods will affect inflammation in... Read more...
Editorial - Clarity needed
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Parliamentarian Christopher Emmanuel of the National Alliance (NA) no doubt dropped a bomb during... Read more...
Editorial - The extra mile
Monday, 20 October 2014
Four cruise ships are scheduled to call on St. Maarten today, the first multi-vessel day since the... Read more...
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Notices October 22
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Friday, October 24 KIDS NIGHT OUT Organised by Beyond Writing Foundation Place: Culture &... Read more...
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Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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