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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that bars cockfighting in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The high court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to the law. As is typical, the high court did not explain why it declined to take the

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Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022 — the biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years. The move follows a bump in inflation as the economy struggles to rebound. Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will

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MIAMI — We still have two X’s on the board, but we don’t expect either of them to amount to much of anything. Disturbance #1 is passing over the mountains of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Heavy rain in the high terrain is the primary threat. The disturbance is interacting

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been testing small businesses. Running a small business can be a 24-7 endeavor. Managing employees, inventory, scheduling, services, and marketing can be challenging even in normal times. If you’re a small business owner, or you work for one, our online suite of services can help make

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MIAMI — Activity in the Caribbean is on the rise again, with forecasters monitoring two areas for potential development as a third peters out. A tropical wave located east-southeast of the far eastern Caribbean is forecast to move in the general direction of the Bahamas this week. It is expected

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SAN JUAN — With its acquisition of AT&T wireless operations in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico complete, Liberty Latin America is targeting another local communications company, Broadband VI. Pending regulatory approvals, Liberty Latin America announced this week its agreement to acquire Broadband VI, a fixed wireless internet provider in

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SAN JUAN — A Spanish-language countdown will be included for the first time in the “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” show this year, the Puerto Rico governor announced Thursday. The segment will be broadcast from Puerto Rico, where thousands are expected to gather at the island’s

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FREDERIKSTED — Accelerate VI, the University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park’s tech accelerator program, has been selected as a winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2021 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Accelerate VI, a program designed to help early-stage tech companies grow and scale their business from

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard reports they are searching for a Texas man who was swept by currents in Puerto Rico. The man went missing Wednesday afternoon off of the Steps Beach in Rincon. 24-year-old Michael Walter, from Dallas, was last seen being swept out to sea by the

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WASHINGTON — Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today introduced a new look and feel to the Social Security Statement, available online through the my Social Security portal at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount and by mail. The Statement is one of the most effective tools people can use to learn about their

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