P3 pact aims to lure new slot players

The Puerto Rico government is moving to lure new players to the island’s hotel c ...

OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut

VIENNA — OPEC oil ministers meeting in Vienna on Thursday are in a bind. Prices ...

Key PR economic index drops again; 2.2% fall is second deepest of 2014

A key gauge of Puerto Rico’s economy posted another drop in October, marking nea ...

GDB ramps up pressure on oil tax

The Government Development Bank on Wednesday ramped up the pressure on lawmakers ...

Mayor defends San Sebastián Fest rename
Issued: November 27, 2014
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz is defending her decision to cut the name ...

S&P: FBI probe won’t impact Prepa rating
Issued: November 27, 2014
A federal probe reaching into the Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authorit ...

Gift guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!
Issued: November 26, 2014
NEW YORK — Time for a tablet? ...

Undeclared cash lands pilot in jail
Issued: November 26, 2014
A pilot who runs an executive jet company that has transported the presiden ...

Feds may take case of slain family; move could open door to death penalty
Issued: November 26, 2014
Federal authorities have not ruled out assuming jurisdiction in the execution-style slayings of a retired Army sergeant and three family mem ...

Police seize $11.5M worth of cocaine
Issued: November 26, 2014
Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $11.5 million.

FBI agents raid water utility offices
Issued: November 26, 2014
Federal agents raided the Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority’s main offices in San Juan on Tuesday.

Prasa aims for $770M bond issue
Issued: November 26, 2014
The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority is aiming to issue at least $770 million in bonds next year.

PR upgrades gauge of retail sales
Issued: November 26, 2014
The Trade & Export Co. and the Puerto Rico Statistics Institute have revised the methodology of the island government’s survey of retail ...

Timing of $2.9B bond deal still in flux
Issued: November 26, 2014
The timing of Puerto Rico’s potential $2.9 billion bond deal to bailout the Highways & Transportation Authority remains in flux.

Nordstrom on final stretch for PR debut
Issued: November 25, 2014
Upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom is looking to hire some 450 employees for its first store in Puerto Rico as construction continues at the ...

Mass transit shutdowns around corner as oil tax hike still stuck in Capitol
Issued: November 24, 2014
Puerto Rico lawmakers were called back to the Capitol for a special session Monday as Gov. Alejandro García Padilla pushes for passage of a ...

PR payrolls, unemployment rate dip
Issued: November 24, 2014
Puerto Rico’s payroll jobs fell in October on a year-over-year basis while the unemployment rate dipped to 14 percent, the U.S. Labor Depart ...

Pierluisi, PR members of Congress back Obama’s immigration moves
Issued: November 24, 2014
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi and most stateside Puerto Rican members of Congress are rallying behind President Barack Obama’s expan ...

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Market inches to record ahead of holiday
Issued: November 26, 2014
NEW YORK — The U.S. stock market eked out another record close on Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as investors assessed the late ...

Weak consumer, business demand may slow US growth
Issued: November 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerat ...

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000
Issued: November 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the firs ...

Obama administration sets stricter smog standard
Issued: November 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other h ...

US consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month
Issued: November 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November.

Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US
Issued: November 26, 2014
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showin ...

White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan
Issued: November 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax brea ...

Brown family blasts prosecutor; Wilson speaks
Issued: November 25, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the ...

Obama: No excuse for violent, destructive protest
Issued: November 25, 2014
CHICAGO — President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no exc ...

Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'
Issued: November 25, 2014
FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael ...

More-confident US households step up borrowing
Issued: November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — Americans are slowly but steadily borrowing more money, bringing to an end a five-year effort to cut household debt that has sl ...

US bank earnings up 7.3% in 3Q
Issued: November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — U.S. bank earnings rose 7.3 percent in the July-September quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and contin ...

Most police shootings don't end with prosecutions
Issued: November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — A Missouri grand jury's decision to spare police officer Darren Wilson from criminal charges is the latest in a long line o ...

US economy grew at 3.9% rate in 3rd quarter
Issued: November 25, 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving ...

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Scots to get new powers after rejecting separation
Issued: November 27, 2014
LONDON — Britain's main political parties have agreed to grant Scotland new tax and spending powers to fulfill a promise of greater auto ...

Germany to require 30% women in top boardrooms
Issued: November 26, 2014
BERLIN — Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a n ...

EU proposes $380 billion investment plan
Issued: November 26, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive has proposed a plan to boost investment in the bloc's flagging economy by 315 billion euro ...

Spain urges Cuba to up pace of economic reforms
Issued: November 25, 2014
HAVANA — Spain's foreign minister urged Cuba on Tuesday to accelerate economic reforms designed to expand private enterprise and attract ...

Latin American art auctions set artist records
Issued: November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — A bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero has set a new auction record for the Colombian artist.

US subpoenas Brazil's Petrobras in corruption probe
Issued: November 25, 2014
SAO PAULO — The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed documents in its investigation into corruption allegations a ...

Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
Issued: November 24, 2014
BEIRUT — Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the l ...

Health care M&A leads global deal surge
Issued: November 24, 2014
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout.

Latin America applauds Obama's immigration plan
Issued: November 21, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is praising President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions ...

Credit Suisse guilty plea on US taxes is official
Issued: November 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — European bank Credit Suisse's guilty plea to helping wealthy Americans avoid paying taxes has been formalized by a federal ...

China joins other nations to boost growth
Issued: November 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a gro ...

China unexpectedly cuts rates to support economy
Issued: November 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to shore up the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growin ...

Ireland lauds Obama's immigration reform move
Issued: November 21, 2014
DUBLIN — Ireland is lauding President Barack Obama's executive orders granting new rights to millions of people living illegally in the ...

Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students
Issued: November 21, 2014
MEXICO CITY — A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group ...

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