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Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about US$16 billion. The acquisition will get Microsoft deeper into hospitals and the health care industry through Nuance’s widely used medical...

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) Combined Index closed Monday on a losing note, declining marginally. The slow trading ended with an advance/decline ratio of 21/47. The JSE Combined Index declined by 2,081.52 points or 0.53 per cent to close at...
Virtudes co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Farrah Zargaran (left) and Morgan’s Creek CEO Joni-Dale Morgan observe the reaction of Virtudes Chairman and CEO Jamiel Jamieson as he tests the hemp-based lotion manufactured by Morgan’s Creek, on Thursd

Medicinal hemp producer Virtudes and Jamaican luxury skincare company Morgan’s Creek inked a partnership agreement that sees Virtudes becoming the main supplier of distilled cannabidiol, CBD, to the beauty brand. Morgan’s Creek recently moved into...

QUESTION: I was in a precarious situation, an external collector was called and everything was paid, but it’s on my permanent record. I am making money now and I’m okay with bus inesses. Whom do I need to pay to get rid of the bad credit and have...

This column failed spectacularly when it omitted to discuss in the years preceding 2020 the possibility of a global pandemic. Ample evidence existed then to suggest that such an event was likely. The fact that many other persons and institutions,...

With the United States beset by the COVID-19 pandemic, a deep economic recession, and heightened racial tensions, many observers predicted – some in hope, others resignedly – that the 2020 elections would bring about a significant change in the...

If you don’t have potato, use malanga root. If you can’t find zucchini, replace it with cucumber. Can’t find the ingredients you want? No problem: Yuliet Colón will help you whip up a dessert using the eggs you ran across, swap pork for the ground...

Cruise giant Carnival Corp said on Wednesday that it lost US$2 billion in the first quarter as its corner of the travel industry was still trying to overcome the lockdowns under the pandemic. Carnival said, however, that bookings have begun to pick...

Finance officials of the world’s major economies on Wednesday agreed on a proposal to boost the resources of the International Monetary Fund by US$650 billion as a way to provide more support to vulnerable countries struggling to deal with a global...

The United States Federal Reserve officials were encouraged last month by evidence the US economy was picking up, but they showed no sign of moving closer to ending their bond purchases or lifting their benchmark short-term interest rate from...
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