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China official blames Fed for global market rout, not yuan

chinaeconomyBEIJING--The global stock market rout of the past week was sparked by concerns over a possible interest rate rise by the U.S. Federal Reserve and not by the devaluation of China's yuan currency, a senior Chinese central bank official told Reuters on Thursday.
  Yao Yudong, head of the bank's Research Institute of Finance and Banking, said the U.S. central bank should delay any rate hike to...

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles

walmartNEW YORK--Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, said on Wednesday it would stop...

McDonald's, Tyson Foods drop farm after videotape shows animal cruelty

mcdonaldsLOS ANGELES--McDonald's Corp and Tyson Foods both severed ties on Thursday with a Tennessee farm where workers were...

Without Saudi support, talk of OPEC emergency meeting is just noise

opecDUBAI/LONDON--Once upon a time, talk of an emergency OPEC meeting would have rippled through oil markets, likely...

Canada's Liberals roll out economic team in tight race

canadaTORONTO--Canada's Liberals reached back to their glory days on Tuesday to add some gravitas to their election...

China share plunge smacks world markets

marketsNEW YORK--A near-9 percent dive in China shares sent world stocks and commodity prices tumbling on Monday, and U.S...

Apple CEO reassures shareholders on China

applecookNEW YORK--Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook took an unusual step of reassuring shareholders on Monday in comments...

A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

bourbonstreetNEW ORLEANS--Eight days after Hurricane Katrina struck, food critic Tom Fitzmorris was asked how many of the 800 or...

Oil ends down more than 2% as US drilling points to glut

oilNEW YORK--U.S. oil prices traded below $40 a barrel for the first time since the 2009 financial crisis, ending 2...

France and India will conclude Rafale jets deal within 10 days

greecePARIS--India's purchase of French Rafale fighter jets could be concluded in about 10 days, a source with knowledge of...

France set for record number of tourists

tourismPARIS--France is on course to welcome a record number of tourists this year, helping boost sector revenue by about 4...

Is the public kept in the dark about Canadian air safety issues?

safetyTORONTO--Regulators threatened to ground Canada's Porter Airlines over safety problems in 2008, according to...

India's ghost airports highlight risks as Modi spends to grow

dustseatJAISALMER, India--Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in...

Rise of new banks helps Kremlin keep Russia's economy afloat

russiabankMOSCOW--Four private banks with friendly ties with the Kremlin are emerging as big winners from Russia's economic...

Bank of Spain will stick to austerity as election looms

spainMADRID--As a general election looms in Spain, the central bank said the country's leaders should be careful not to...

Putin confidant unexpectedly quits powerful railway post

yakuninMOSCOW--Vladimir Yakunin, the powerful head of Russia's state railways and an old friend of President Vladimir Putin...

US pork demand climbs as big pig herd pressures prices

porkCHICAGO--Two years after a devastating swine virus killed nearly 10 percent of U.S. hogs, farmers who built up herds...

Chile government seeks to boost female-led start-ups

chilewomenSANTIAGO--Drawn in by equity-free financing and promises of hands-on mentoring, dozens of female entrepreneurs will...

Bird flu aftershocks to drive US turkey, egg prices higher

birdfluNEW YORK--Limited supplies of baby poultry and barn space to house them will hamper U.S. farmers' efforts to rebuild...

Modi says pro-poor, stays quiet on big business in key address

modiNEW DELHI--Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought to shed an image that he governs for big business...

Yuan to move both ways, more adjustments unlikely

yuanBEIJING--China's move to weaken the yuan last week could head off further similar "adjustments", and the yuan is...

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St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast for Saturday
Saturday, 17 October 2015
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00... Read more...
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SHTA poll: Businesses want anti-ship-jumping legislation
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Click here for SHTA graph pdf PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association... Read more...
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--“Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.”... Read more...
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
PARAMARIBO--Suriname’s National Reparations Committee NRCS has filed a request with President... Read more...
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case... Read more...
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
WASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban... Read more...
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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition
Friday, 16 October 2015
GENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of... Read more...
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring... Read more...
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Cuba in cash crunch due to low commodity prices, Venezuela woes
Friday, 16 October 2015
HAVANA--Low commodity prices, a drought at home and Venezuela's economic crisis have created a cash... Read more...
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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW YORK--As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with... Read more...
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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Editor, With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the... Read more...
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Had enough
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Queenie, My brother died years ago but his widow stayed close to our family. Eventually she... Read more...
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RBC St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Sister Marie Laurence defeated Leonald Conner in the RBC St. Maarten Little League School... Read more...
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Nadal trounces Wawrinka, Djokovic tames Tomic
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHINA-- Former world number one Rafa Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a... Read more...
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
DENVER--For the $2 he spent to buy three old photographs, Randy Guijarro may have hit the mother... Read more...
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
LAS VEGAS--Pro basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom spent a third day hospitalized on... Read more...
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ After three decade in cruise industry ~   By Alita Singh   Frank Bruney has seen tiny... Read more...
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ALL HANDS ON DECK, WE MADE IT!
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ Fair Transport Sailing Vessel Nordlys is launched ~   St. Maarten has been graced by the... Read more...
Editorial - Anybody’s guess
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Governor Eugene Holiday has decided to seek legal clarity on the current constitutional impasse.... Read more...
Editorial - Time is up
Friday, 16 October 2015
With so much ongoing constitutional turmoil, the fact that more than 100 people attended the... Read more...
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Notices October 16
Friday, 16 October 2015
General Meeting St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the... Read more...
Notices October 15
Thursday, 15 October 2015
General Meeting S.M.P.S.A. general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial... Read more...