Archives renamed in honor of Alegría

Puerto Rico’s General Archives has been renamed in honor of the late historian R ...

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the ...

Documents shed light on Prepa deals

The Government Development Bank has released copies of the Puerto Rico Electric ...

2 judges suspended amid scrutiny of PR courts over corruption claims

Supreme Court Chief Liana Fiol Matta is launching further efforts to shore up a ...

Airlines, cruise ships monitoring Caribbean system
Issued: August 22, 2014
Airlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropica ...

Doral, Treasury resume $230M tax talks
Issued: August 22, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. and the Puerto Rico Treasury Department got back to t ...

Online retailer offers 51-star US flag
Issued: August 22, 2014
While the momentum of Puerto Rico’s statehood movement may be a matter of d ...

Swirling storms soak PR, USVI
Issued: August 22, 2014
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are bracing for heavy rains and str ...

Pridco promotions jump in fiscal 2014
Issued: August 22, 2014
The number of business projects promoted by the Puerto Rico government surged in fiscal 2014 but the investment in them dropped.

EDB now taking loan requests online
Issued: August 22, 2014
The Puerto Rico government’s Economic Development Bank is rolling out a new online service that allows businesspeople so file loan and track ...

DR bans Miley Cyrus concert
Issued: August 22, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 con ...

Doral walks away from talks with Treasury
Issued: August 21, 2014
Doral Financial Corp. walked away Thursday from negotiations with the Treasury Department over the validity of a $230 million tax deal.

PR drug ring accused of selling meth
Issued: August 21, 2014
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico is for the first time prosecuting a suspected drug-trafficking organization on charges of distribu ...

Ultrafast network project gains ground
Issued: August 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s planned $17 million investment to create an ultra-high-speed Internet network in a projected San Juan tech hub took a step for ...

PR priest pleads guilty in abuse case
Issued: August 21, 2014
A Roman Catholic priest in Puerto Rico has pleaded guilty to transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct.

RFQ for public housing redevelopment
Issued: August 21, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has issued a request for qualifications to redevelop three public housing projects.

UPR creating energy institute
Issued: August 21, 2014
The University of Puerto Rico is launching an institute focused on energy and sustainability issues and policy.

Governor: Prepa CRO can’t raise rates
Issued: August 21, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla is signaling that the power of the incoming chief restructuring officer at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Auth ...

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Goldman paying $3.15B over US mortgage bond claims
Issued: August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $3.15 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ...

Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world
Issued: August 22, 2014
NEW YORK — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger ge ...

Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US
Issued: August 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun ...

Yellen: Job-market shifts complicate rate decision
Issued: August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and ...

Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors
Issued: August 22, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.H. — The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hope ...

SpaceX gets 10-year tax exemption for Texas site
Issued: August 22, 2014
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Cameron County commissioners have agreed to waive 10 years of county taxes as part of an agreement bringing the world&# ...

Yellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing
Issued: August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will addres ...

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom
Issued: August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to nego ...

Study: Wealth gap widened in the last decade
Issued: August 21, 2014
NEW YORK — A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.

S&P 500 closes at a record; Hewlett-Packard gains
Issued: August 21, 2014
NEW YORK — Another round of buying on the stock market is sending the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its latest record high.

US housing recovery appears to be back on track
Issued: August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing marke ...

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few
Issued: August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for ...

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban
Issued: August 21, 2014
MIAMI — A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have ...

Stocks move higher; S&P 500 at record high
Issued: August 21, 2014
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks were on pace for a fourth straight day of gains Thursday, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track to ...

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Mexico creates special economic-crime force
Issued: August 22, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended thr ...

West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine
Issued: August 22, 2014
LUHANSK, Ukraine — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the bo ...

Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept
Issued: August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off ...

Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel
Issued: August 22, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot ...

Germany sues Swiss bank for communist-era fortune
Issued: August 22, 2014
BERLIN — Germany is suing a Swiss bank to reclaim millions of euros that once belonged to communist East Germany.

At summit, central bankers eye varying goals
Issued: August 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren’t exactly in sync. Many are tak ...

Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks
Issued: August 22, 2014
HEXIGTEN, China — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam ...

NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order
Issued: August 21, 2014
NEW YORK — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U ...

Pope calls family of slain American journalist
Issued: August 21, 2014
ROCHESTER, N.H. — Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has tou ...

Venezuela to fingerprint shoppers
Issued: August 21, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelans soon may need to have their fingerprints scanned before they can buy bread.

Official: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom
Issued: August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 mill ...

US judge readies response to Argentina's threats
Issued: August 21, 2014
NEW YORK — A U.S. judge frustrated by debt-ridden Argentina's refusal to comply with his orders is being urged to take stronger action a ...

Some US colleges calling students back from Israel
Issued: August 21, 2014
HARTFORD, Conn. — Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, raising concerns tha ...

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
Issued: August 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, inc ...

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