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  • In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

    In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

    NEW YORK (AP) — From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms. More »

    Associated Press - 2 hours 15 minutes ago
  • Russia 'to join China-led development bank'

    Russia 'to join China-led development bank'

    Russia is to sign up to the Chinese-led development bank AIIB, first deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said Saturday at an international forum in China, cited by Russian news agencies. "I'd like to inform you that Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken the decision that Russia will participate in the capital of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)," Shuvalov said at China's Boao Forum, quoted by RIA Novosti state news agency. More »

    AFP News - 6 hours ago
  • Jury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firm

    Jury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firm

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims. More »

    Associated Press - 9 hours ago
  • Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of Internal Revenue website, put the boxer-turned-congressman at number one with 163.84 million pesos ($3.72 million) in taxes paid. Internal revenue chief Kim Henares confirmed that Pacquiao topped the list but stressed that he still had a case pending over alleged non-payment of taxes earlier. Although hailed as a national hero for his boxing feats, Pacquiao has run afoul of tax officials before and is embroiled in a dispute with the revenue bureau saying he owed at least 2.2 billion pesos in unpaid taxes for 2008 and 2009. More »

    AFP News - 10 hours ago
  • China's Xi attempts to reassure on Asian investment, economy

    China's Xi attempts to reassure on Asian investment, economy

    China's President Xi Jinping said Saturday that Beijing's new Asian investment schemes do not aim to displace existing regional programmes, after US scepticism about the Beijing-backed AIIB bank. China is expanding its financial clout in Asia with the founding of a "Belt and Road" scheme to invest in regional transport links, as well as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multinational lender that the United States perceives as a threat to the Washington-led World Bank. Xi told a regional summit in southern China that the "Belt and Road" scheme had "no intention of replacing existing mechanisms or initiatives for regional cooperation", the state-run Xinhua news agency said. "All countries along the routes in Asia, as well as China's friends and partners around the world" are invited to take part in the programme as well as the AIIB, Xi added, according to Xinhua. More »

    AFP News - 10 hours ago
  • China Eastern airline says profit up 44 percent

    China Eastern airline says profit up 44 percent

    Chinese airline China Eastern said its net profit rose 44 percent in 2014 from a year earlier, as fuel costs fell and passenger numbers increased. Net profit at the Shanghai based firm was 3.4 billion yuan ($548 million) last year, it said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday. "This result was also primarily due to the continuous improvement of the Group's operating abilities and the decrease of jet fuel prices, as well as adjustments to the retirement benefit policies of our employees," China Eastern said. China Eastern is China's third largest airline, operating 485 passenger airliners and 12 freighters at the end of last year, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported. More »

    AFP News - 11 hours ago
  • Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

    Chinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum

    BOAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference. More »

    Associated Press - 11 hours ago
  • Fitch baja calificación de Grecia ante incertidumbre

    Fitch baja calificación de Grecia ante incertidumbre

    ATENAS (AP) — La agencia Fitch redujo el viernes la calificación de la deuda de Grecia debido a la creciente incertidumbre en torno al compromiso del nuevo gobierno para aplicar las reformas necesarias con el fin de reiniciar los pagos del crédito de rescate y evitar caer en mora. More »

    Associated Press - 14 hours ago
  • Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

    Jury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley. More »

    Associated Press - 16 hours ago
  • Brasil estuvo a punto de caer en recesión en 2014

    Brasil estuvo a punto de caer en recesión en 2014

    RÍO DE JANEIRO (AP) — La economía brasileña creció sólo 0,1% el año pasado, lo que apenas mantuvo al país fuera de la recesión, informó el viernes la oficina de estadísticas del gobierno. More »

    Associated Press - 16 hours ago
  • Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

    Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building. More »

    Associated Press - 17 hours ago
  • China Construction Bank net profits climbs 6%

    China Construction Bank net profits climbs 6%

    China Construction Bank, the nation's second largest lender by assets, said its net profit rose six percent in 2014 from a year earlier, as interest income rose. Net profit for 2014 was 227.83 billion yuan ($36.69 billion), up from 214.66 billion yuan in 2013, it said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Friday. "Net interest yield rose steadily, driven by an increase in net interest income over the previous year," the bank said. More »

    AFP News - 17 hours ago
  • Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty

    Fitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Greece's sovereign rating amid growing uncertainty over the new government's pledge to overhaul reforms needed to restart bailout loan payments and avoid default. More »

    Associated Press - 18 hours ago
  • NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

    NY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line

    NEW YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people. More »

    Associated Press - 19 hours ago
  • Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

    Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places. More »

    Associated Press - 19 hours ago
  • Que nails first title in 3 years

    The three-time Asian Tour champion, who bounced back from a mediocre start of 72 and 71 with a fiery 66 Friday to tie Tabuena at helm, pooled a 72-hole total of seven-under 281 to nail the elusive win on the ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour worth P650,000. Hounded by poor putting, Tabuena went birdie-less for the first time in a long while but still stayed in the title hunt with a slew of pars at the back until he bogeyed the 17th and fell by two. …

  • Church: Donate to ‘Alay Kapwa’

    An official of the Church’s social action arm has asked the faithful to be generous when making a donation to "Alay Kapwa" today, Palm Sunday, which is also designated as Alay Kapwa Sunday.   Fr. Edu Gariguez, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines-National Secretariat for Social Action (CBCP-NASSA), said the faithful should generously give to Alay Kapwa as the amount collected will be used as emergency funds for crisis and calamities both from natural and …

  • ‘PNP’s systematic anti-crime drive to be sustained

    Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas II vowed to sustain the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) deliberate, programmatic and determined approach in fighting criminality.  “The President and Filipino people can be assured that the PNP will not slow down in its mission of fighting criminality, not only in Metro Manila but nationwide," said Roxas, who bared that there has been a significant drop in criminal activities within Metro Manila, especially …

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  • Loom bands for a cause The Inbox
    Loom bands for a cause

    For Melchora Grace Balacdao-Matias, looming bands began as an activity to merely overcome boredom in her new work environment in Kuwait. Little did Matias (Mitz to her friends) know that her loom bands would be of help to some 500 school children in the remote municipality of Bakun in Benguet Province. “My husband and I went to one of the shops in Kuwait and I saw these popular loom bands and I decided to try [doing] it, learning from Youtube how to do the designs,”Matias recalled. She was …

  • What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other The Inbox
    What PNoy and Kris Aquino text each other

    OMG. I almost fell off my chair upon reading the text exchanges between President Aquino and his sister, Kris Aquino posted by journalist Cecil Morella in Facebook. …

  • A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao The Inbox
    A novel approach against TB in Maguindanao

    Free medicines and half a sack of rice have gone a long way in combatting deadly tuberculosis here. Alarmed at the high TB detection rates in Upi, the local government and the rural health center have resorted to rewarding cured patients, as well as those who take their medicines religiously. “Once mag-negative, i-certify ng medical technologist, maghingi na kay mayor ng half sack (Patients who have been certified cured of TB receive half a sack of rice from the mayor),” said doctor Carmelo …

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