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Puerto Rico government delays fiscal reform plan | Reuters

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rico will delay until Sept. 8 the completion of its fiscal reform plan, the commonwealth’s government said on Saturday, citing time spent on contingency disaster planning by the government in the run-up to Tropical Storm Erika.<p>A working group appointed by Puerto Rico …


Theresa May: only migrants with jobs should be let in to UK

Home secretary calls for rethink of principle of free movement in EU, blaming borderless system for exacerbating Europe’s migration crisis<p>Only European migrants with a job lined up should be allowed into the UK, the home secretary, Theresa May, has said, arguing that current levels of migration are …

United Kingdom

Even a modest slowdown in China sacks the global commodities market

Until recently, China was a beast whose appetite knew almost no limit. It feasted on the world’s raw materials, buying them in a voracious, globe-spanning spree. Indonesian coal powered villages that morphed into mega-cities. Peruvian copper lined power cables for nearly 100 new mass-transit rail …


Private sector, workers should tighten belt to save jobs: South Africa president | Reuters

LEPHALALE, LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA (Reuters) - South Africa’s private sector and workers need to tighten their belts to save jobs in Africa’s most advanced economy, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday.<p>South Africa's President Jacob Zuma answers questions in parliament in Cape Town August 6, 2015. …

South Africa

Cost, length of Exxon's cleanup still unclear after deal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The $225 million settlement between ExxonMobil and New Jersey reached this week confirms the oil giant must clean up more than 1,500 contaminated properties from gas stations to refineries — but exactly how much they'll spend or how long it'll take remains murky.<p>Tuesday's …

New Jersey

Greek leftists say they would apply bailout but fight to ease pain | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - The leftist Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will challenge Greece’s creditors on unresolved aspects of the nation’s bailout but implement unpopular reforms it has already agreed, it said on Sunday.<p>Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stands at his office door …

Stock Markets

Jindal: Immigrants to the U.S. must 'get to work'

Immigrants to the United States "should want to be Americans," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says.<p>"I think we need to insist that folks who come here come here legally, learn English, adopt our values, roll up our sleeves and get to work," the Republican governor and presidential hopeful said in an …


Joe Biden Faces Tough Road to White House, Starting With Iowa

As vice president considers a 2016 bid, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders gather staff, support<p>Joe Biden’s potential bid for the Democratic presidential nomination faces a fundamental question: Does he have a viable path through a treacherous electoral map?<p>Interviews with Democratic Party …

Joe Biden