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May 2, 2016
delta-aeromexico
Mexico’s federal competition commission (Cofece) approved Aeromexico’s $1.5 billion joint venture with Delta with certain conditions, Aeromexico said in a filing on Monday. Grupo Aeromexico SAB de CV and Delta Airlines Inc are seeking a broad alliance and had asked Cofece for antitrust immunity in order to coordinate flight prices, capacity and schedules. The two...
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cuba cruise
The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility. Carnival Cruise Line’s Adonia became the first U.S. cruise ship in Havana since President Jimmy Carter eliminated...
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mexico senate
Mexico’s Senate on Thursday named new commissioners to the country’s two energy regulators and a new independent adviser for national oil company Pemex. The Senate chose two new commissioners for oil regulator CNH, Hector Moreira and Gaspar Franco. Moreira replaces former commissioner Edgar Rangel, who died suddenly last month. For Mexico’s energy regulator CRE, the...
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Hollywood films remained static in their inclusiveness of LGBT characters in 2015, but the racial diversity of those characters fell dramatically, according to the findings of GLAAD’s annual study. In a survey released Monday by the advocacy group, 17.5 percent of last year’s films from the seven major studios contained characters who were lesbian, gay,...
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During the month of May, ExPats in Vallarta will be having two Happy Hours. They are scheduled for Tuesday, May 3rd  and Tuesday May 17th at Langostinos at 5:00 pm.  Langostinos is located on Los Muertos Beach just north of the new pier. A Wine and Appetizer evening is scheduled for Friday, May 6th five...
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retirement
401(k) accounts are not designed as piggy banks to be tapped for nonretirement expenses. But stuff happens. Since the Great Recession, loans from 401(k) accounts have been rising. Some 17.6 percent of plan participants had loans outstanding last year, compared with 15.3 percent in 2008, according to the Investment Company Institute (ICI). A much smaller...
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global medicine prices
France will press its G7 partners this month to launch an “irreversible” process to control the prices of new medicines, part of a global drive to make life-saving drugs more affordable, three sources told Reuters. President Francois Hollande said in March he would push for the international regulation of drugs prices when he meets other...
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