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               Carlos Latour MIAMI – For General Motors, the company’s South Florida zone covers a lot of real estate, roughly along the state’s eastern coast from Gainesville south to the Keys. This geographical area, one of two GM zones in Florida, also represents a huge regional market for the Detroit-based

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        Fed President William Dudley NEW YORK – A September rate hike is looking less compelling, according to William Dudley, president of the New York Federal Reserve. A voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, Dudley addressed the Fed’s potential tightening—especially considering the recent collapse in U.S. equities and

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              PriceSmart on St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – PriceSmart, Inc. today announced that for the month of August 2015 net sales increased 12.6% to $232.7 million, from $206.7 million in August a year earlier. For the twelve months ended August 31, 2015, net sales increased 11.3% to $2,721.1 million from

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David Johnson (top man) and Kirk Chewning (bottom man) CHRISTIANSTED – Alex Slusky was under pressure to put the money in his private-equity fund to work. The San Francisco technology financier had raised $1.2 billion in 2007 to buy and turn around struggling software companies. By 2012, investors including Harvard

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David Johnson (top man) and Kirk Chewning (bottom man) CHRISTIANSTED – Island life has been good to David Johnson. Photos on the St. Croix resident’s Facebook (FB) page show him fishing in tournaments, partying on his boats, and chugging Fireball Whisky from the bottle. Johnson has won the island’s Christmas

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    Carambola Beach Resort at Davis Bay Hurricane Katrina changed the way insurance companies and some corporations build catastrophe models and calculate the potential damage from a big storm, leading to more accurate damage predictions, better risk assessments and more strategic and cost-effective insurance policy decisions, some risk management experts

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SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Royal Caribbean hopes those looking for a job won’t let a new opportunity pass them by. The cruise company is planning to bring aboard more than 200 people by the end of the year. The salary for the full time positions range from $9.79 to $14.33 per

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ATLANTA – The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, Tuesday reported sales of $24.8 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, a 4.3 percent increase from the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Comparable store sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 were positive 4.2 percent, and comp sales

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Perhaps due to the closure of the HOVENSA oil refinery in 2012, the number of work-related deaths in the Virgin Islands is down, but in nearby Puerto Rico there were three on-the-job deaths in the first half of the year, according to a national occupational health study. The study found

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CHRISTIANSTED – The University of the Virgin Islands Process Technology program, a part of the College of Science and Mathematics, received a $150,000 donation from Diageo BRAND USVI today. The funds will be awarded as $50,000 annual grants over three years, with a plan to review the investment at the

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