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Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for US$55.33 billion, creating another US television and Internet giant. And executives say they're confident regulators will allow it. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's...

Guyana's new president has appointed 27 ministers to his cabinet after his opposition coalition won the South American country's general election. Retired army general David Granger awarded several ministries to the smaller Alliance for...

Greece's government on Monday ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of money if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous talks with bailout creditors and its dwindling cash reserves dry up. The possibility of...

READER: I have worked in the insurance industry for about five years. It is my impression that in your zeal to help persons with claims problems, you end up unfairly criticising insurance companies and brokers who, in general, are doing a good job...

Can workers who have become accustomed to low standards be trained to achieve otherwise? The debate is currently raging in Trinidad and probably will arrive before long in Jamaica.One of my first summer jobs involved working on a project in a...

'A winner never quits; a quitter never wins'.So goes the inspirational saying which you're, no doubt, familiar with. It's famous, for sure. The question is: Is it true? At best, it's only partly so, if you think about it.People quit smoking. They...

After years idling in the doldrums,visitor arrivals to some parts of the region are increasing rapidly, travellers are spending more, and the yield for hoteliers is improving. Moreover, as demand soars it is getting much harder for visitors to find...

United States federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday she expects to begin raising interest rates later this year, if the job market improves and the Fed is confident inflation will climb closer toward its target rate.She described the US...

Last month, companies became less optimistic about future business conditions than they were at the start of the year.But they were less moody about the current state of affairs, according to the latest survey of inflation expectations published by...

A staggering plunge in the free-market value of Venezuelan currency sent people scrambling to sell off their depreciating bolivars Friday.DolarToday, a widely followed website that tracks exchanges made near the Colombian border, reported that the...
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