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Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

New York's attorney general filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday accusing the accounting firm Ernst & Young of helping the defunct investment bank Lehman Brothers deceive investors about its financial health.

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tensions between the United States and Venezuela flared over Washington's nominee for ambassador Saturday as President Hugo Chavez warned that the diplomat would be detained and put on the next flight...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

American businessman, philanthropist, and self-help author W. Clement Stone was on to something when he noted that "there is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Emera Inc has launched a full takeover of Light & Power Holdings Limited with an offer on the stock market to acquire all outstanding shares, seven months after it first bought into the Barbados utility.

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The recent heavy retail discounting which pulled scores of shoppers down-town, has been the icing on the cake for some large business owners in the commercial hub, who are pointing to steady signs of improved commerce ...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Supreme Ventures' Financial Services subsidiary has added another retail outlet to its network, as it seeks to grow its underperforming remittances and foreign exchange trading business. The new shop in May Pen, which...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lascelles deMercado and Company Limited will give a New Year gift of $1 billion to ordinary shareholders, but only a million-plus of the largesse is expected to stay in Jamaica.On Monday, Lascelles said in a stock market filing that it would pay out...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

VICTORIA, St Catherine: 'TIS THE season to be jolly, and 51-year-old Lloyd Vincent of Victoria district in St Catherine would be a happy man if he sells at least two hundred pounds of jerked chicken on Christmas Eve....

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The United States Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill to make food safer, sending it to the House in the waning days of Congress.It was the second time the Senate passed the bill, which would give the government broad...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

EWARTON, St Catherine: The community of Ewarton in St Catherine is set to come alive on Thursday with the inaugural staging of a one-night shopping extravaganza.Dubbed 'Shopping Night Out', the celebration will see shops, stores and restaurants...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Northern Caribbean Conference on Economic Cooperation (NCCEC) will complement the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), Professor Brian Meeks of The University of the West Indies (UWI) declared last Friday...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Shoppers came out in droves on the last weekend before Christmas, tackling their gift lists and driving traffic up at malls across the the United States.Weather caused no major problems a week after an intense snowstorm blanketed the...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The time has come for the establishment of a taxation committee of Parliament. We would even be prepared to support any move to have such a committee meet in camera, so as not to compromise ...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

"A healthy and good sex life is important to every marriage and is a blessing from the Lord! Contrary to popular belief, but in accordance with biblical principles, sex is for marriage! Although it is not often discussed...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Italian automaker Fiat SpA says it will spend US$1.8 billion to build a factory in northeastern Brazil.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Brazil's unemployment has hit a record low for the fourth straight month.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

THE PRIVATE Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) has expressed concern at the handling of recent tax measures announced by Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I need your help in solving a rather frustrating problem which, though not strictly about my job, is very much related.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Small Business Association of Jamaica on Wednesday elected 12 new directors for its board.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

RBTT Bank Jamaica Limited will cut 130 basis points off its prime lending rate effective January 1, 2011.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Venezuelan lawmakers last Friday approved a new banking law that increases government powers to control the sector and includes fines for violations.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

National Rums of Jamaica Limited has turned its focus on finding new markets overseas after a billion-dollar upgrade of its distillery at Monymusk sugar estate that boosted the plant's capacity by 40,000 litres to 18 million litres.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

So Christmas is almost here, but few are feeling the 'retail magic'. But there is one group - entertainers - cashing in on the season courtesy of hyped mobile campaigns by the top telecoms. Oh, but you might just win a house.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It has been three years since the Government announced its intention to establish Jamaica as an international financial services centre (IFSC). But there are laws yet to be passed and an agency still to be set up to promote the business before the country can tap into the industry that has the potential to earn between US$30 and US$300 million in government revenues.

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ) plans to develop 36,000 square feet of commercial space at its Trafalgar Road headquarters for lease to retailers and other businesses.

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