Smashburger, a Denver-based burger chain, will expand to about 500 units in the U.S. in the next two to three years and may consider an initial public offering, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Prokupek said.
Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla dismissed two more aides, including the head of the country’s counter-narcotics efforts, after questions arose about her use of a private jet to fly to Peru this month.
A key aide to Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla resigned after chartering a flight from a businessman he said was involved in “questionable activities,” becoming the 15th minister to step down in three years.
As the U.S. sets records for natural gas production, the specter of shortages and surging prices has been replaced by a debate over how much to sell overseas. The bounty has fueled speculation President Barack Obama is ready to expand exports.
The Obama administration is setting out to help exporters get in on Brazil’s building boom even as it spars with the region’s biggest economy over high tariffs, rules favoring local companies and monetary policies.
Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for the killing of more than 1,700 indigenous Ixil Mayans during the Central American country’s 36-year civil war.
U.S. President Barack Obama saying the country will probably become a net exporter of natural gas signals that new volumes will add demand for ships hauling the fuel in liquid form, Arctic Securities ASA said.