Many US homes still without power after Irene

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Residents of several states in the northeast US approached the Labour Day holiday weekend mired in mud and stuck in the dark nearly a week after Hurricane Irene swallowed parts of the region with flooding. About one million homes and businesses on the East Coast were still without electricity on Thursday, […]

Powell Out Of 4×100 Relay

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News Americas, DAEGU, Korea, Fri. Sept. 2, 2011: The world’s former fastest man continues to be hampered by a groin injury that has now forced him out of another race in Daegu. Powell’s agent, Paul Doyle, told the Associated Press, Thursday that the top athlete choose to stay out of […]

Brazil Cuts Interest Rate

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News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Fri. Sept. 2, 2011: Brazil this week cut its interest rate citing a “substantial deterioration” in the outlook for the global economy. The country’s central bank unexpectedly cut key interest rate from 12.5 percent to 12 percent. The cut has raised questions about the […]

Mickey D’s Doing It In Latin America

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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 1, 2011: Seems Latin American can’t get enough Mickey D’s. Investor’s Business Daily said this week that Latin America is one of the McDonald’s fastest-growing regions. In Brazil, alone, sales accounts for 53 percent of the franchise’s sales.

Argentineans To See Pay Boost

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Argentina's new President Cristina Fernandez News Americas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fri. Sept. 1, 2011: Argentinean workers are set to benefit from a pay hike. President Cristina Fernandez has agreed to a minimum wage increase of 25. This will make the average wage per month approximately US$550. The minimum wage increase […]

Brooklyn Readies For Carnival 2K11

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News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Sept. 1, 2011: It is bacchanal time in Brooklyn, NY as tens of thousands of Caribbean nationals are set to put their dancing shoes on and play mas this weekend. Last night, Thursday, September 1st, the 44th annual West Indian American Day Carnival kicked off […]

Dancehall’s “D’Angel” Moving On

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News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Fri. Sept. 2, 2011: Dancehall deejay, Michelle “D’Angel” Downer says she’s moving on with her life without husband Moses “Beenie Man” Davis. Downer told IRIE FM recently that after thoughtful consideration, she has decided to move on permanently from Beenie, her husband of five years and […]