(NMC) — International Roller Skates is the latest company to sign on as a Northern Marianas College ProaPerks Partner, joining many other businesses and organizations. All card-carrying members of the NMC ProaPerks program can now receive $1.00 off on the admission fee and a complimentary 16…
(MVA) — The Marianas Visitors Authority welcomes new and returning members for the new fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2021,
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Production at U.S. factories slowed more than expected in August amid disruptions from Hurricane Ida and lingering shortages of raw materials and labor as the Covid-19 pandemic drags on.
(MVA) — The Marianas is the only destination to successfully establish a travel bubble with South Korea, and South Koreans are beginning to flock to this western Pacific archipelago in what local tourism officials say is a sign of success of the government’s Tourism Resumption Investment Pl…
(Reuters) — The median U.S. household income decreased in 2020 and the poverty rate rose, according to a government survey released on Tuesday that helps to quantify how much Americans' finances were affected after the coronavirus pandemic severely disrupted the U.S. economy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Underlying U.S. consumer prices increased at their slowest pace in six months in August as used motor vehicle prices tumbled, suggesting that inflation had probably peaked, though it could remain high for a while amid persistent supply constraints.
(MVA) — Familiarization or fam tours are an important and cost-effective tool used by the Marianas and other destinations to attract visitors by generating more exposure of the destination.
IT&E has expressed commitment to the Hafa Adai & Tirow Pledge which embodies the preservation and integration of the indigenous Chamorro and Refaluwasch cultures into IT&E’s everyday business practice. From left, Velma Palacios, IT&E and chamber director; Shayne Villanueva, v…
(Special Advertising Feature) — United Airlines has expanded its Guam- Manila service to daily from five-times weekly beginning Sept. 7, 2021. This expanded service conveniently provides customers in Guam with more options to travel to Manila and daily connections for Manila passengers conne…
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Restaurants, bars, day care centers, taxi operators, retail stores, law firms, travel agencies and gyms were among more than 200 local companies that applied on the first day of a new $20 million federally funded grant program to help pandemic-hit small businesses.
INAS' Kitchen is very grateful to Bank of Hawaii for the grant assistance the restaurant received from BoH’s small business development project.
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — The Guam Visitors Bureau board on Thursday voted to approve a $1 million budget to pay for the Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, testing of thousands of eligible tourists before they return to their home country.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) — Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele stepped in on Wednesday to manage the fraught roll-out of a payments app that underpins the nation's adoption of bitcoin as legal tender, and called on users to report any problems on his Twitter feed.
(Office of the Governor) — Two small business owners from the CNMI were recently selected by the CNMI Department of Commerce to attend the Affordable Shopping Destination or ASD Market Week gift show from Aug. 22 to 25, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
TAMUNING, Guam (GEDA) — The Guam Economic Development Authority is hosting a free, virtual export conference, “Taking the Leap Beyond Guam: Exporting for Businesses”, on Friday, September 10, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — A portion of $700,000 reserved for a Minecraft Education and Games in CHamoru program is poised to train local CHamorus to work in video games with the purpose of helping to develop a gaming industry on island.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) — El Salvador on Tuesday became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender, a real-world experiment proponents say will lower commission costs for billions of dollars sent home from abroad but which critics warned may fuel money laundering.
BEIJING (Reuters) — China's exports unexpectedly grew at a faster pace in August thanks to solid global demand, helping take some of the pressure off the world's second-biggest economy as it navigates its way through headwinds from several fronts.
MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine Airlines will return 22 aircraft, mostly Airbus and Boeing jets, to lessors as it pursues a financial restructuring program to survive after the pandemic has decimated global travel, executives said on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) — Oil prices fell on Monday, extending losses after the world's top exporter Saudi Arabia cut crude contract prices for Asia over the weekend, reflecting well-supplied global markets and concerns over the demand outlook.
LONDON (Reuters) — The dollar erased all losses sustained after last week's poor U.S. jobs report and extended gains versus its rivals on Monday as concerns about slowing global growth boosted its safe-haven appeal in a big week for central banks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. economy created the fewest jobs in seven months in August as hiring in the leisure and hospitality sector stalled amid a resurgence in Covid-19 infections, which weighed on demand at restaurants and hotels.
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Investors are girding their portfolios for potential stock market volatility, even as equities hover near fresh highs after logging seven straight months of gains.
(Reuters) — Bitcoin rose 0.49% to $50,188.4 at 1004 GMT on Sunday, adding $245.24 to its previous close.
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — The unemployment rate on Guam for June 2021 was 11.4%, a decrease from the March 2021 figure of 16.5%, according to the Guam Department of Labor.
THE Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Guam-CNMI Committee commended Triple J Enterprise Inc. for its continuous support for the military by designating a parking space and providing a motorized shopping cart for military veterans at Payless Super Fresh & Truckload Store.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week, while layoffs dropped to their lowest level in more than 24 years in August, suggesting the labor market was charging ahead even as new Covid-19 infections surge.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — General Motors Co will reduce production at most North American assembly plants this month because of the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage, hitting its profitable truck and sport utility vehicles, it said on Thursday.
(MEI) — Marianas Eye Institute, a regional leader for exceptional eye care, has recently promoted one of its very own to become the new general manager. Wendielyn Escota started working at MEI in 2011 as an eye care technician and has proven herself to be a leader and mentor to the talented …
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Guam’s delegate to the U.S. Congress said the island is clearly benefitting from thousands of visiting military personnel during the pandemic.
NEW YORK (Reuters) — The spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 threatens the fragile recovery of U.S. restaurants, according to a report on Tuesday from the National Restaurant Association.
CHICAGO (Reuters) — Delta Air Lines on Tuesday said full vaccination against Covid-19 will be a condition of employment for 1,500 new flight attendant positions it is looking to fill.
SAN JOSE (Reuters) — Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' claims that she was abused by the company's chief operating officer, who at the time was her boyfriend, could complicate jury selection in her highly anticipated fraud trial, legal experts said.
HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Another set of guidelines has been issued for how some local businesses verify the Covid-19 vaccination status of employees and customers.
LONDON (Reuters) — World stocks hovered around record highs on Monday, confident the U.S. Federal Reserve is in no rush to step away from massive stimulus, while oil prices fell as Hurricane Ida weakened after it forced precautionary shutdowns of U.S. Gulf oil production.
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Some U.S. fast-food restaurants are closing indoor seating areas or limiting hours of operation because of the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19, according to franchisees.
HAGÅTÑA (BoG) — BankGuam Holding Company announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share for the holders of its common stock and a dividend payment to the holders of the company’s 4.97% Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Stock, Serie…
MANILA (Reuters) — Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a moratorium on casino operations in the country's top holiday island to generate taxes for its Covid-19 pandemic response, the presidential spokesperson said on Saturday.
KOROR (Island Times/Pacnews) — The Taiwan-Palau travel bubble will still proceed despite Palau having acquired its first cases of Covid-19, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. said.
LAS VEGAS (GEDA) — The Guam Economic Development Authority is in Las Vegas, Nevada this week at the ASD Market Week Trade Show promoting Made in Guam products to potential buyers and distributors from across the United States as well as international markets.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. economy grew a bit faster than initially thought in the second quarter, lifting the level of gross domestic product above its pre-pandemic peak, as massive fiscal stimulus and the impact of Covid-19 vaccinations boosted spending.
(Reuters) — Top U.S. dollar companies said their full-year profits will take a bigger hit than feared due to surging transportation costs, with Dollar Tree Inc warning that an acute shortage of shipping capacity could hurt store inventories.
SEOUL (Reuters) — When South Korea announced new lending curbs last month, Joe Park, a 34-year-old grocery chain purchasing manager, scrambled to borrow more money before the tighter rules took effect.
HONG KONG (Reuters) — Asian shares held onto their recent gains on Wednesday after last week's pummeling, as global equities rebounded, though the focus for most asset classes was the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual symposium on Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Retailers from Macy's Inc to Target Corp, keen to see the apparel sales momentum of the second quarter keep going, are stocking shelves not just with clothing for the office and school, but for a return to Zoom calls as Covid-19 infections surge in the United States.
(Reuters) — Canada's e-commerce giant Shopify Inc said on Tuesday it was partnering with TikTok to work on a feature that would let shoppers buy directly from the social media app.
NEW YORK (Reuters) — McDonald's Corp is promoting its U.S. marketing chief as the burger chain seeks to push growth to younger customers through digital sales.
(Press Release) — Thanks to sponsorship through Northern Marianas College, the "CNMI Small Business Side Hustle" Covid-19 Training Series will be available to participants in the CNMI free of charge. These trainings aim to help entrepreneurs and new business owners in the CNMI better unders…
LONDON (Reuters) — Bitcoin's price surged past $50,000 on Monday for the first time since May, continuing its rebound from a months-long slump.