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Published:Tuesday | February 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in United States elections: the post office.Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the US presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAvia Collinder

Howard Johnson Jr, president of the Realtors' Association of Jamaica (RAJ) says that Jamaica is now experiencing a "quasi sellers market", with one indicator being the swift sale of units.Inventory is on the uptick, Johnson said, but so are sales."...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMMcPherse Thompson

The Industrial Disputes Tribunal (IDT) has awarded a total of $17 million to be shared by two former employees, who it ruled were both unjustifiably dismissed by the All-Island Jamaica Cane Farmers Association (AIJCFA) about 18 months ago.The three...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I am now in a position where I'm doing more than one job. I would like to write a new resume but I am having a little difficulty. Should I do a resume for each one or will only one do? What is the standard for these many jobs? Thank you in...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I would like to get some information about NHT contributions and benefits. I am 20 years old and my salary is less than $12,000 weekly. How can I get started on this journey?- AlexFINANCIAL ADVISER: The current policy is that only employed...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I have been following you for some time and appreciate the advice you give to entrepreneurs. I have been living in the USA for more than 20 years and now I am thinking of starting a clothing and accessories business in Jamaica.I have seen...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Road Traffic Act 2018, the RTA - which is still a bill - continues its journey to the statute books.The Lower House of Parliament recently approved the proposed legislation. It now moves to the Senate. After it gets approved there, it will be...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A few days ago, the International Energy Agency reported that oil production in the United States was undergoing extraordinary growth.The OECD-related body for net importers of oil said that the increase meant that US "production could equal global...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A short stint as a car salesman taught me that dealers are pros who negotiate all day for a living - and they always have the home field advantage.Later, while buying dozens of test vehicles for an automotive website, I was on the other side of...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Melia Braco, a 232-room hotel owned by the National Insurance Fund (NIF) and upgraded at a cost of $2.5 billion two years ago, is underperforming expected targets, according to two sources familiar with its...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Two taxi services based in Kingston are merging their back-office operations, but are still to sign off on the paperwork, although the collaboration is already under way.Paul Yapp, the owner ofCool Cabs,...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lasco Manufacturers Limited has entered the carbonated and energy drink markets, and is going after a near one-third share in the near term, according to Managing Director...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The receiver for Morgan's Harbour Hotel, Wilfred Baghaloo, says he can now move ahead with the sale of the property following a Supreme Court ruling in favour of the receivership, which a...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Like a sleek feline pawing a defenceless mouse, Keiko Fujimori holds a tight grip on the political survival of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.The daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori leads the Popular...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Weighed down by a $3-billion energy bill and restructuring charges, Caribbean Cement Company Limited's bottom line shrank last year, despite record revenues.The cement maker performed poorly in...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Shares in European plane maker Airbus flew higher on Thursday after the company reported improved earnings and was more upbeat about the future following problems to several of its key aircraft...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Swiss food and beverage giant Nestle said Thursday that it does not plan to increase its stake in the L'Oreal cosmetics empire, despite now having the legal option to do so, and is...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Indian investigators are probing a US$1.8-billion bank fraud, an official said Thursday, with a wealthy jeweller reportedly using fake bank documents to obtain overseas loans.State-owned Punjab National...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm - a five-turbine operation off Rhode...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:19 AMAP

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the global economy is recovering strongly for the first time in a decade, but the central bank needs to remain alert to any emerging risks to financial stability. In brief remarks during a...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:10 AM

The cab of Carlos Del Pino's big rig gave him a nerve-rattling front-row seat to a surge in mob attacks on Venezuela's neighbourhood markets, cattle ranches and food delivery trucks like his. Shortly after pulling away from the docks at...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNeville Graham/ Business Reporter

Telecoms company Cable Bahamas Limited posted a net loss of Bah$15 million for its first quarter ended September, quadrupling the bleed reported in the comparative period in 2016.Head of finance, Kino Williamson, said the result was expected because...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Mortgage rates are trending down, which means lower interest income, and banks are getting more aggressive at going after new business with the introduction of a teaser rate that rewards mortgagors for switching lenders.As the mortgage market...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

QUESTION: I am having a problem. What do I put in my resume, since I am just leaving University? I don't have any work experience as yet, but I do have my university qualification. Any help you can offer would be appreciated.- TyreseCAREERS: Thank...

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