US stocks edge lower in early trading; oil prices slide

By ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writer The major U.S. stock indexes were down slightly in early trading Monday, as losses in technology companies outweighed gains elsewhere. Energy stocks also declined as crude oil prices headed lower. Banks posted solid gains as bond yields rose. Investors were weighing the latest corporate deal news, including Keurig’s acquisition of […]

Global stocks recoup losses, dollar steady as eyes on Trump

By YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stocks mostly rose Friday, recouping losses from earlier in the week, as the dollar steadied against other currencies. Investors are watching for President Donald Trump’s comments later in the day to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.4 […]

Energy conference opens at Baha Mar

By Kathryn Campbell NASSAU, The Bahamas – Diversification of fuels, a comprehensive regulatory framework, the introduction of renewable energy sources, a new generating plant and green island project are among the strides the Bahamas Government has made in the energy sector. The Hon. Desmond, Minister of Works, underscored that notwithstanding the country’s challenges it has […]

EPA ends clean air policy opposed by fossil fuel interests

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it is doing away with a decades-old air emissions policy opposed by fossil fuel companies, a move that environmental groups say will result in more pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency said it was withdrawing the “once-in always-in” policy under the Clean Air Act, […]

Guatemala arrests businessmen in tax corruption scheme

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors have announced the arrest of several business executives and former government officials implicated in a fraudulent tax-refund scandal. The special prosecutor against corruption says those arrested include a former top official of the country’s tax collection agency. Prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval alleged Thursday that the official charged commissions to […]

Losses for airlines, tech mostly offset other stock gains

By MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks spent a second day flipping between small gains and losses Thursday as investors again looked for hints about the Trump administration’s stance on international trade and the dollar. Major indexes ended the day mixed as airlines plunged while biotech drug makers climbed. Homebuilders fell […]

CARICOM marijuana commission submits status report

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government’s mandate to investigate the issue of marijuana use in the Community has resulted in national consultations in nine countries of the Community, over the past two years. These countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Bahamas, Guyana, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and […]