PR boosting coffee imports as drought, disease take toll on local harvest

The Puerto Rico government is boosting its purchase of imported coffee as drough ...

Businesses drive R&D spending in PR

Investment in research & development on the island is on the rise, the Puert ...

PR aims to boost tourism industry from 6% to 8% of GDP by 2016

The Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) has set an ambitious goal of boosting the ...

Logistics chief hurdle for PR’s Caribbean trade

The main challenge for Puerto Rican businesses looking to export products to oth ...

Doral tax case in hands of judge
Issued: September 22, 2014
The trial in the $229 million tax fight between Doral Financial Corp. and t ...

Roosey Roads LRA extended 30 years
Issued: September 22, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has enacted legislation to maintain the Local ...

Governor convenes full Cabinet for meet
Issued: September 22, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla convened Cabinet officials Monday for the fir ...

PR women out-earn men, again
Issued: September 22, 2014
Women continue to earn more than men in Puerto Rico, where a wage-gap rever ...

PR pitching medical tourism in DC
Issued: September 22, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has sent a delegation to Washington, D.C. to pitch the island during the World Medical Tourism & Global Healt ...

Pivotal to deliver LNG to Carib in PR
Issued: September 22, 2014
Pivotal LNG, Inc. has reached a long-term agreement to sell liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary Carib Energy LL ...

Payrolls, jobless rate up; separate report says 29,000 fewer working
Issued: September 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate rose while payroll jobs posted an overall gain in August, the U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statis ...

Census: PR household incomes plunge; income inequality rises, highest in US
Issued: September 20, 2014
Household incomes in Puerto Rico plunged 2.3 percent last year, a steeper drop than any of the 50 states, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Th ...

PR task force lauds HIV vaccine hunt
Issued: September 20, 2014
The head of the White House’s task force on Puerto Rico is lauding a collaborative effort to develop in Puerto Rico to develop a vaccine to ...

PRTC wins sustainable tourism award
Issued: September 19, 2014
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company has been awarded he Caribbean Tourism Organization's top sustainable tourism honor.

Governor taps Suárez for chief of staff
Issued: September 19, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has named Víctor Suárez as his new chief of staff, replacing Ingrid Vila just two days after she resigned from ...

AFF smear campaign widens to GDB
Issued: September 19, 2014
The American Future Fund (AFF) stepped up its attacks on the administration of Gov. Alejandro García Padilla with an ad published in the Wal ...

Congress briefed on PR climate change
Issued: September 19, 2014
The impact of climate change on Puerto Rico was highlighted in a briefing in Congress on Thursday.

ABC launching new affiliate in PR
Issued: September 19, 2014
The ABC television network has inked a deal with Telecinco-owned station WORA to be the new ABC affiliate in Puerto Rico.

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US cracks down on companies moving overseas
Issued: September 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is cracking down on American companies that seek to reincorporate overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

SEC giving $30M, biggest whistleblower award yet
Issued: September 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission is giving its biggest award yet, about $30 million, to a whistleblower who provided key ...

Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case
Issued: September 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the car of the man accused of scaling the White House fence and sprin ...

SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site
Issued: September 22, 2014
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four year ...

Plosser, a leading Fed 'hawk,' to retire in March
Issued: September 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, says he will retire in March.

Engineers call for national approach to flooding
Issued: September 22, 2014
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lesso ...

Detroit tells judge: We can't give away free water
Issued: September 22, 2014
DETROIT — The city of Detroit is telling a judge it must have the power to cut off water to people who haven't paid their bills or worke ...

Activision hires Giuliani to fight Noriega lawsuit
Issued: September 22, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined Activision's fight to dismiss a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian ...

Apple: 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold
Issued: September 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones ...

Relatives: Vet arrested at White House needs help
Issued: September 22, 2014
MIDLAND, Texas — An Iraq war veteran from Puerto Rico accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Servic ...

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons
Issued: September 22, 2014
LOS ANGELES — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice De ...

Secret Service boosts security outside White House
Issued: September 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Secret Service has ordered stepped-up security outside the White House after a man who jumped the fence ma ...

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis
Issued: September 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse’s aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.

Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'
Issued: September 19, 2014
NEW YORK — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl.

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High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87
Issued: September 22, 2014
JERUSALEM — Israeli secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian m ...

Cuban salsa singer split between island and US
Issued: September 22, 2014
MIAMI — In his most famous song, Cuban salsa singer Manuel González croons about creating a bridge between Miami and Havana.

UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules
Issued: September 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens ...

Draghi: Euro recovery losing momentum
Issued: September 22, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi defended the bank's new stimulus programs as he warned that a tepid economi ...

Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians
Issued: September 22, 2014
BEIRUT - The spokesman of the Islamic State militant group says his fighters are ready to face a U.S.-led military coalition and is calling ...

Clorox exits Venezuela citing govt restrictions
Issued: September 22, 2014
OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox is shutting down its operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economi ...

Scotland's leader: Voters 'tricked' in referendum
Issued: September 21, 2014
LONDON — The debate over Scotland's future fizzled amid a bitter war of words Sunday, with the Scottish leader claiming his countrymen w ...

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
Issued: September 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than e ...

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'
Issued: September 20, 2014
VILNIUS, Lithuania — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the c ...

Bahamas imposes new immigration restrictions
Issued: September 19, 2014
NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas' government announced a measure this week aimed at making it harder for migrants to work in the island cha ...

UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror
Issued: September 19, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council is condemning the Islamic State terrorist group and urging the international community to expand ...

Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push
Issued: September 19, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — Scotland's decision to remain in the United Kingdom has cost separatists across Europe political momentum. But the pa ...

Scotland: Who won? Who lost?
Issued: September 19, 2014
LONDON — Who won and who lost in Scotland's independence referendum? ...

Spain's Telefonica buys Brazilian operator GVT
Issued: September 19, 2014
MADRID — Spanish telecoms company Telefonica says it has reached a deal to buy Brazilian operator GVT from French media conglomerate Vivendi ...

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