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Jamaica Gleaner Business
published: Thursday | April 26, 2007

Dow cracks 13,000 on profits, Alcoa plan
US stocks rallied on Wednesday, pushing the Dow average above 13,000 for the first time and the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 to multi-year highs, buoyed by solid profits and Alcoa Inc's plan to sell a business unit. Shares of Alcoa, the world's largest aluminium company and a Dow component...

Anthony criticises VAT as oppressive

Dr. Kenny Anthony, former Prime Minister of St. Lucia, is against plans to introduce a value added tax (VAT), saying it was oppressive and undesirable for workers and the poor. Anthony's successor, Prime Minister Sir John Compton, last Thursday announced...





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