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  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.-- Republican challenger Todd Akin went on the offensive against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri's Senate race on Monday, claiming that her husband's businesses profited from a federal stimulus act provision that helped finance low-income housing.

  • The lawsuit was filed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe, which governs the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is banned. Four beer stores named in the suit sold the equivalent of 4.3 million 12- ounce beer cans last year even though they're in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town with about a dozen residents on the reservation's border.

  • NEW YORK-- Shares of Aruba Networks fell more than 7 percent on Tuesday after the company delayed the filing its full-year results because of internal control issues.

  • Oct 2- Fitch Ratings has assigned Qatar Islamic Bank's. USD1.5bn trust certificate issuance programme a final rating of' A'. The issuing entity under the programme is QIB Sukuk Ltd.

  • Oct 1- Zimmer Holdings Inc said it received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration citing problems with manufacturing and testing processes for artificial hip devices made at the company's Ponce, Puerto Rico, plant.

  • Oct 1- Zimmer Holdings Inc said it received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration citing problems with manufacturing and testing processes for artificial hip devices made at the company's Ponce, Puerto Rico, plant.

  • BERLIN, Oct 1- A German insurance giant revealed employees put a trip to a swingers' hotel in Jamaica on company expenses when it published the results of an internal audit on a public website.

  • TORONTO, Oct 1- Air Canada, the country's largest airline, said on Monday it would transfer its fleet of 15 73- seat Embraer 175 aircraft to privately-held Sky Regional Airlines Inc next year, part of its cost-cutting push.

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica-- Curacao's former leader was holed up Sunday inside what used to be his official offices, accusing the acting governor of overstepping her constitutional powers by forming an interim government three weeks before general elections on the Dutch Caribbean island.

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti-- Several thousand people poured into the streets of Haiti's capital on Sunday to protest the government of President Michel Martelly.

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    Last year, the Honduran Congress passed a constitutional amendment allowing for the creation of special development regions. In theory, they would function as semi-autonomous city-states with their own governing charters and a degree of foreign oversight, the global Post reports.

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    China’s economic might has rolled up to America’s doorstep in the Caribbean, with a flurry of loans from state banks, investments by companies and outright gifts from the government.  The New York Times reports.

  • Netflix

    Latin America likes U.S. entertainment, and that means Goldman Sachs continues to like Netflix because it is expanding into that region and the Caribbean.