Governor enacts tax amnesty to raise $290 million

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla enacted tax amnesty legislation Wednesday that wai ...

Hot cars at the New York International Auto Show

NEW YORK — The New York International Auto Show opens this week with a mix of ma ...

Google Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds

SAN FRANCISCO — The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pa ...

Economy continues to decline in 2015

Puerto Rico’s economy continued to decline during the first two months of 2015, ...

Governor signs law seeking to curb use of cash
Issued: April 1, 2015
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed into law Wednesday a bill stipulating ...

Treasury to close for holiday
Issued: April 1, 2015
Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza announced that agency offices and tax info ...

11 arrested for wire fraud
Issued: April 1, 2015
On March 25, a federal grand jury returned a 23-count indictment charging 1 ...

International tourism industry to converge in San Juan for inaugural ETI-Puerto Rico
Issued: April 1, 2015
The Puerto Rico Tourism Co. announced that Expo de Turismo Internacional (E ...

Judge gives Treasury 30 days to supply municipalities sales & use tax data
Issued: April 1, 2015
Judge Aileen Navas ordered the Treasury secretary 30 days to provide the Mayors Federation certified documentation of the past four years of ...

Baskin Robbins/Dunkin Donuts in bankruptcy in Puerto Rico
Issued: April 1, 2015
The management company of Baskin Robbins and Dunkin Donuts on the island–Wometco de Puerto Rico–has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy declar ...

Schuessler begins role as CEO of EVERTEC
Issued: April 1, 2015
EVERTEC Inc. announced that Morgan "Mac" Schuessler has joined it as president, chief executive officer and member of the company’ ...

Bondholders offer $2B boost for Prepa
Issued: April 1, 2015
A Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) U.S. bondholder group said Wednesday  it has developed a revitalization plan for the uti ...

EPA awards fellowships to Puerto Rico students
Issued: April 1, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday 34 fellowships for undergraduate students at universities in 25 states an ...

Prepa readying to increase base rate
Issued: April 1, 2015
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) is expected to move to raise its base rate by between 3 cents and 5 cents per kilowatt-hour ...

Airlines report flights 90% full for Easter
Issued: March 31, 2015
Puerto Rico Port Authority Executive Director Ingrid Colberg anticipated a busy Easter period for regional airports, as several airlines hav ...

Ingram Micro Mobility helps launch Google Project Ara pilot program in Puerto Rico
Issued: March 31, 2015
With more than 3.4 million tons of e-waste generated in the U.S. alone in 2012, the world could use smartphone designs that offer sustainabl ...

Justice Department files illegal-gambling charges
Issued: March 31, 2015
The director of the Puerto Rico Justice Department's Organized Crime Division, Sergio Rubio Paredes, announced the filing of 98 charges ...

Explosive removed from Culebra beach
Issued: March 31, 2015
The FBI and other agencies in Puerto Rico are removing a military explosive discovered in Culebra.

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US stocks ease for a second day; price of crude oil soars
Issued: April 1, 2015
A batch of discouraging economic news deepened investors' concerns about corporate earnings, pulling major U.S. stock indexes down on We ...

Honda shows off dramatic new Civic coupe at New York show
Issued: April 1, 2015
NEW YORK — If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn't playing it safe with the ...

US car buyers tap the brakes in March, following torrid run
Issued: April 1, 2015
DETROIT — U.S. car buyers tapped the brakes in March, a sign of a long-expected slowdown in the blistering pace of sales.

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
Issued: April 1, 2015
WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday, accused of using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye ...

McDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores
Issued: April 1, 2015
NEW YORK — McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to swee ...

California governor orders mandatory water restrictions
Issued: April 1, 2015
ECHO LAKE, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered state officials Wednesday to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time ...

Lukewarm reception for new sign-up period under health law
Issued: April 1, 2015
WASHINGTON — About 36,000 people have taken advantage of a second chance to sign up for coverage under the president's health care law, ...

Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5
Issued: April 1, 2015
NEW YORK — In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china ...

Entrance fees rising in some national parks
Issued: April 1, 2015
WASHINGTON — Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.

Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier
Issued: April 1, 2015
WASHINGTON — Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought c ...

‘New wave’ of GMOs: pink pineapples, purple tomatoes
Issued: April 1, 2015

WASHINGTON — With recent government appr ...


McDonald's revamps grilled chicken to cut ingredients
Issued: April 1, 2015
NEW YORK — McDonald's says it is simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize, marking the la ...

Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill
Issued: April 1, 2015
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious-objection measure that provoked a backlash f ...

Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program
Issued: April 1, 2015
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions ag ...

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Analysis: Yemen ground operation carries major risks
Issued: April 1, 2015
CAIRO — Saudi Arabia and its allies plan an ambitious ground offensive on multiple fronts in Yemen. It may be inevitable if they want to def ...

Massive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead
Issued: April 1, 2015
MEXICO CITY — A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrifie ...

Popularity of presidents of Brazil, Chile fall amid scandals
Issued: April 1, 2015
SAO PAULO — The once-popular presidents of Brazil and Chile have both seen their approval ratings plunge amid corruption scandals that have ...

Iran nuke talks go into double overtime
Issued: April 1, 2015
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program are heading into double overtime, with the United States saying enough ...

Rocky first year for the new GED and other equivalency tests
Issued: April 1, 2015
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. — The number of people taking high school equivalency exams in the U.S. plummeted — and the percentage who passed fell, to ...

In Jamaica, man hurls 'suspicious package' at US embassy
Issued: April 1, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican soldiers and police are positioned around the U.S. Embassy in the island's capital after a man hurled a &qu ...

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit
Issued: April 1, 2015
TIKRIT, Iraq — Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the m ...

Surveys show China manufacturing weak in March
Issued: April 1, 2015
BEIJING— China's manufacturing was lackluster in March and industrial employers shed more jobs, two surveys showed Wednesday, adding to ...

Greek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade
Issued: April 1, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece's air traffic controllers' union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country's air traffic radar sys ...

Nigerian civic groups suggest rigging in election
Issued: April 1, 2015
ABUJA, Nigeria — Hundreds of Nigerian civil societies say discrepancies in election tallies suggest the turnout was inflated in defeated Pre ...

On Cuban isle once home to Americans, a look back and ahead
Issued: April 1, 2015
ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD, Cuba — Fidelia Rodriguez looks at photos of the Smith family, the Americans who once owned the home she has lived in al ...

Upbeat European data prompts stock market turnaround
Issued: April 1, 2015
LONDON — European shares rebounded from early losses on Wednesday as a monthly survey showed factory output at a 10-month high in March. U.S ...

Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare
Issued: April 1, 2015
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a mid-air collision after they apparent ...

Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand
Issued: April 1, 2015
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led t ...

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