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September 10, 2014
Earth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet. Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together,...
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Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), the last of the world’s major automakers without a full assembly plant in Mexico, is scouting the country for possible factory sites, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said. The search spans several states, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public. Company...
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As Puerto Vallarta is welcoming a record number of tourists this summer travel season, many business owners say they are having the worst summer sales in years. So here is this week’s “Vallartenses Voice” question: What can the city and business owners do to help increase local sales and get our record number of tourists...
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The National Survey of Occupation and Employment (ENOE) indicated in late August that 85% of youth between the ages of 20 and 29 earn the lowest wages in the country, at 6,000 pesos (US$450) or less a month. The youth unemployment rate nationally stood at 8.3 percent, equivalent to 349,000 young people between the ages...
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*** UPDATE SEPTEMBER 10 – 10:30 PM *** Tropical Storm Odile is strengthening off the coast of southern Mexico, and the first tropical storm watch has been posted for the Mexican coast. Wednesday evening, the government of Mexico issued a tropical storm watch for its Pacific coast from Lazaro Cardenas, in the state of Michoacan,...
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The news of Kia moving to Mexico was so important to Mexico’s economy that the president made the announcement himself. On the same day that General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) said it would be calling home Cadillac SRX crossover production from Mexico in a deal worked out with the United Auto Workers union, South Korean automaker...
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Promotional images of Puerto Vallarta often depict the iconic Senora de Guadelupe Church and the stunning sweep of the Bay of Banderas. What tourism officials also want visitors to experience are the destination’s boutique properties tucked away in the hillsides and along the beaches. “Boutique hotels are an important part of Puerto Vallarta’s hotel offerings...
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