Puerto Rico advances law to help water utility issue debt

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  • Mar 11, 2016
SAN JUAN Puerto Rico's House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill aimed at making it easier for the island's cash-strapped water authority, known as PRASA, to issue new bonds and avoid a rate hike.    In a 35-10 vote with bipartisan suppor...
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UPDATE 2-VW's German labour bosses clash with brand chief Diess over jobs

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  • Apr 07, 2016
* VW labour leaders cite "serious" trust issue* Osterloh comments mark new level of hostility* VW agrees to hold "swift" talks on future of German plants (Adds further details on labour demands, background)By Andreas CremerBERLIN, April 7 Relations b...
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Twitch reveals it will convert its streaming video to HTML5 next year

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  • Oct 02, 2015
Twitch, the popular game-streaming service that is currently holding its first community event TwitchCon in San Francisco’s Moscone Center, announced during yesterday’s keynote that it will overhaul its live-streaming video players and controls from F...
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Palestinian kills U.S. tourist in stabbing spree on Tel Aviv boardwalk

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  • Mar 09, 2016
TEL AVIV An American tourist was stabbed to death and at least nine other people were wounded by a Palestinian armed with a knife on a popular boardwalk in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, authorities said, while U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was in a meeting a fe...
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Being 'out of shape' ups diabetes risk regardless of weight

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  • Mar 08, 2016
Reuters Health - For adolescents, low cardiorespiratory fitness and poor muscle strength increase their risk for type 2 diabetes later in life, regardless of body weight, according to a study of young men in Sweden. “Not only were both low aerobic an...
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Facing losses and grain glut, U.S. farmers to plant more corn

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  • Mar 29, 2016
MANHATTAN, Ill. Three years into a grain market slump, U.S. farmers are set to plant more corn, taking a calculated gamble that higher sales will help them make up for falling prices without triggering even more declines.Forecasts suggest that at curre...
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EU Commission buys time to decide on visas for U.S., Canada

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  • Apr 12, 2016
BRUSSELS The European Commission effectively delayed by three months on Tuesday any decision on whether to introduce visa requirements for U.S. and Canadian citizens by asking EU member states and the European Parliament to discuss their stance. The EU...
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Clinton aides traveling to Puerto Rico for Zika meetings

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  • Apr 20, 2016
WASHINGTON U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is dispatching two top aides to Puerto Rico this weekend for a fact-finding trip to learn more about the Zika virus, her campaign said on Tuesday.Clinton aides Amanda Renteria and Ann O'...
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Government proposes 1.35 percent rise in 2017 Medicare Advantage payments

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  • Feb 20, 2016
NEW YORK The U.S. government on Friday proposed raising payments by 1.35 percent on average next year to the health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage health benefits to elderly and disabled Americans.Payments to insurers will vary under the 2017 Me...
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Suspected Islamic State suicide bomber kills two police in Turkish southeast: sources

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  • May 01, 2016
GAZIANTEP, Turkey Two police officers were killed and 23 people wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on police headquarters in the south- eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, the governor and police sources said, in one of two attacks on security forces ...
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