EAST HARTFORD, Conn. Dec 6- For the first time in a while, Diomedes Dilone is earning enough money that he can afford to take the weekends off. The Navy veteran and married father of two would split his shift between the morning and afternoon so that he could shuttle other workers to and from their office jobs. He supplemented his earnings with savings, food stamps and...
CHINA- China's central bank lowered as widely expected its lending benchmark rate on Nov. 20, to reduce company funding costs and shore up an economy hurt by slowing demand and U.S. trade tariffs. ZAMBIA- Policy makers raised the country's benchmark lending rate by 125 basis points to 11.5% on Nov. 20, citing rising consumer price inflation and the need to restore...
The newest Chopt Creative Salad Co location, which opened Tuesday in New York, is unlike any of the chain's other 61 sites. Atlanta- based Chick-fil-A Inc has similar sites in Nashville and Louisville, where customers order and prepay online with the option for delivery or pickup. Chick-fil-A is also trying something different, opening three pilot "delivery...
LONDON, Sept 2- Emerging market policymakers slashed interest rates in August, taking their lead from major central banks including the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank and joining in efforts to shore up their economies. Some of the August interest rate cuts- like in Mexico and Thailand- took markets by surprise.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 27- Tropical Storm Dorian churned toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and was expected to be close to hurricane strength when it nears the islands on Wednesday. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency late on Tuesday for Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory that was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in...
BRIDGETOWN, Aug 27- Tropical Storm Dorian churned toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and was expected to be close to hurricane strength when it nears the islands on Wednesday. In anticipation of the storm, Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency late on Monday for the U.S. territory, which was devastated in...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug 27- Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic braced for tropical storm Dorian on Tuesday as it churned west-northwest, with officials cautioning that it could approach hurricane-strength on Wednesday after blowing over Barbados. "Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane...
CNBC's Frank Holland with an update on illicit alcohol sales. Facebook and Instagram are now responding to how alcohol is sold through their platforms after reported deaths in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
CNBC's Frank Holland reports on the illicit alcohol market. After resort deaths in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica were reported, an investigation into illicit alcohol was opened.
After a string of mysterious deaths and illnesses, US tourists are rethinking plans to visit the Dominican Republic.
The strong dollar means vacation destinations that were once out of reach are now affordable. Travel expert Pauline Frommer has countries you might not have thought of where you can stretch your dollar this summer. Plus, with the headlines coming from the Dominican Republic: Should you still consider or reconsider a trip there?
Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Friday with the leaders of the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia at his Florida resort, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.
Beijing and Taipei are competing for allies in the Pacific Islands, a region rich in natural resources.
Many parts of the Caribbean are cheaper to travel to in summer when several islands go "off peak," compared to fall and winter high-season prices.
Relations may worsen if a high-ranking U.S. official attends the June 12 launch of the American Institute in Taiwan's new office.
Prosecutors earlier this month said they wanted to retry Menendez after a mistrial, but a judge's ruling hampered that plan.
Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday.
The category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale was about 55 miles (90 km) north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
WTVJ Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin reports on the latest developments of Hurricane Maria.