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Castro Toasts Two Years of U.S. Trade at Gala Dinner
by Reuters
Dec 17 4:17 PM

     
     
     "Ending the embargo is simply the right thing to do," said Iowa Agriculture Commissioner Patty Judge, who joined counterparts from Iowa, North Dakota and Alabama and 250 U.S. agribusiness, farm and shipping representatives at the ceremonies.
     
     At a news conference on Wednesday the commissioners lauded their states' growing trade with the Communist-run island and called for normal relations.
     
     All trade was cut off after Castro's 1959 revolution but Washington eased the embargo in 2000 to allow agricultural sales for cash. Cuba began buying American farm products in December 2001.
     
     President Bush supports the embargo and has vowed to veto any further loosening of trade and travel restrictions.
     
     Castro has lavished attention on his U.S. trading partners since then, angering Europeans and Canadians who complain they are losing out despite braving U.S. anger to trade with the Caribbean island for years.
     
     Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, who on Tuesday sat next to Castro, 77, at a lavish dinner, told reporters on Wednesday: "We chatted about family, history, Kennedy and other subjects until 3:00 a.m., but did not talk current politics."
     
     Castro met the Americans on Monday evening, spoke to them Tuesday afternoon, dined with them at his palace in the evening and made sure everyone had plenty of cigars. Sparks said Castro appeared in excellent heath.
     
     Pedro Alvarez, chairman of Cuba's state food importer Alimport, said his company had signed $84 million in contracts since Monday and hoped to sign a total of $125 million by the end of the week, bringing to more than $500 million purchases since December 2001.
     
     The New York-based U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, which monitors trade between the two countries, said the Cuban figures included shipping and other costs.
     
     The council reported sales to Cuba totaled $328 million, of which $185 million were this year.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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   On the local front, the Government Development Bank’s Puerto Rico Stock Index (PRSI) experienced its fourth-consecutive weekly setback as all components reported losses. Leading the list of nongainers was Doral Financial Corp., which lost 14¢, or 10.77%, to close at $1.16 after reporting a net loss of $291.9 million for 2010.
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New tax rates not what the governor promised
   The proposed overhaul of the island's income tax laws is closer to becoming law.
  
  The Senate is slated to pass the legislation today. The House passed the controversial legislation in a 36-13 vote Saturday following a long debate that lasted more than seven hours.
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Fuel tax for buses and cars cost $32 million annually
   Puerto Ricans paid over $32 million annually in taxes resulting from an added surcharge in the purchase of fuel by the local electrical company.
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Milk up 10 cents, Gallon will hit $6 by Jan. 20/Dairy industry says milk hike too low asked for 18-cents on quart
   After U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Domínguez threatened to place under arrest all top officials at the Agriculture Department, the agency decreed a 10-cent increase on the price of a quart of milk that will go into effect Jan. 20, when a new cycle begins.
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Tax break package benefits the island
   The island would receive more financial benefits as the U.S. House of Representatives approved an extension to a tax break package that also includes credits for college students...
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Seaborne launching service from LMM Airport
   Seaborne Airlines will begin daily service from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport to St. Croix, St. Thomas and Vieques beginning on Jan. 12.
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Mi Salud extended to small, midsize businesses
   Gov. Luis Fortuño enacted legislation Wednesday that extends the Mi Salud health plan to all government workers and to small and midsize businesses.
  
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Economic chief outlines plan to expand PR airlift
   Economic Development & Commerce Secretary José Pérez-Riera presented the island government’s strategic plan to increase airlift during the first Puerto Rico Air Access Summit on Wednesday.
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Urban Train leads nation in ridership increase
   Puerto Rico’s Urban Train led the nation in ridership gains amid efforts by the island government to lure more people to the San Juan metropolitan area heavy-rail system.
  In the third quarter, public transportation providers nationwide logged about 2.5 billion trips, down 0.7 percent compared with third-quarter 2009’s level, , according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
  
  
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Promocionan a la Isla en Times Square
   A la hora de planificar sus vacaciones, miles de residentes y visitantes de Nueva York pensarán en Puerto Rico, cuando conozcan los atractivos de la Isla en las enormes pantallas lumínicas de los edificios de NASDAQ y Reuters ubicados en la famosa zona comercial y turística de Times Square.
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En Culebra… Magazine
   Con el objetivo de fomentar el turismo y estimular la enconomía en Culebra, nace la publicación En Culebra Magazine. Una guía referencia de los principales atractivos turísticos, playas, chefs, restaurantes, amenidades, ambiente, transportación, hoteles y consejos de seguridad, entre otros, para conveniencia tanto de los visitantes locales como internacionales, de la Isla Municipio.
  
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Goya cumple 75 años El presidente de Goya, Carlos Unanue, indicó que el crecimiento de la empresa por los pasados cinco años le ha permitido la creación de 100 productos nuevos anualmente. (El Nuevo Día/ Juan Ángel Alicea Mercado)Por Gerardo E. Alvarado León / galvarado@elnuevodia.com
   Lo que inició hace casi 75 años como un pequeño negocio de importación de productos españoles, es hoy día una empresa que, además de dar a conocer el sabor latino en el mundo, tiene presencia constante en la mesa boricua.
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Cámara de Comercio pide cordura a los compradores “Pedimos a las personas paciencia, calma y que lleguen temprano a los lugares”.
   El presidente de la Cámara de Comercio de Puerto Rico (CCPR), Raúl Gayá Nigaglioni, hizo hoy un llamado a la “cordura” a quienes acudan el próximo viernes a los distintos comercios del país para participar en la venta del madrugador.
  
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Activa venta de propiedades Pablo Pérez, presidente de Popular Mortgage, y George Joyner, director ejecutivo de la Autoridad para el Financiamiento de la Vivienda.
   Al cabo de dos meses y medio desde que se aprobó el estímulo para la venta de propiedades, el ritmo de originaciones y cierre de nuevas hipotecas se ha mantenido en crecimiento, aunque los consumidores todavía no están del todo claros de los beneficios que sólo estarán vigentes hasta junio de 2011
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A new push to limit rum rebate revenue use
   The National Puerto Rican Coalition (NPRC) announced Tuesday that it will begin lobbying the new Congress to require that all rum rebate funding be used to reduce healthcare and education disparities in the U.S. territories.
  
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Nueva farmacéutica local estimulará el empleoRaúl Cardona, gerente general de Cardona Compound Corp., informó que los planes de la nueva empresa incluyen llegar a los 100 empleados durante los próximos 20 años.
   Con la inauguración de la farmacéutica Cardona Compounds Corp., en el Parque Industrial Cataño en Humacao, se anticipa la llegada a Puerto Rico de nuevas operaciones en menor escala a las tradicionales industrias del sector de los medicamentos, que solían generar muchos empleos.
  
  
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Beneficiará las ventas el bono navideño adelantado
   A partir del próximo martes 23 de noviembre unos $200 millones comenzarán a circular en la economía local cuando el gobierne adelante el pago del bono navideño a los empleados públicos.
  
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La Isla escala peldaños en índice empresar/Los últimos resultados del Doing Business en 2011 así lo señalan
   Tras una medición de las normas que regulan la actividad empresarial y su puesta en práctica en 183 economías, Puerto Rico mejoró su posición al subir a la posición número 47 de acuerdo al Banco Mundial.
  
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Beneficiará las ventas el bono navideño adelantado Suministrada
   A partir del próximo martes 23 de noviembre unos $200 millones comenzarán a circular en la economía local cuando el gobierne adelante el pago del bono navideño a los empleados públicos.
  
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Student Services Assistants demand labor justice
   Assistants from the Student Services program who help children with special needs in island public schools, claimed Thursday that they suffer discrimination and lack of attention on behalf of the Department of Education.
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