PR probes oil spill in popular lagoon

Authorities in Puerto Rico are investigating who caused a diesel spill they say ...

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan storm

CARACAS, Venezuela — When Judith Faraiz’s son was near death after a severe moto ...

Fitch: Pension ruling a new setback

Fitch Ratings said Tuesday the Puerto Rico Supreme Court decision finding recent ...

Audit: Loan repayments vital to GDB

The Government Development Bank’s health rests squarely on collecting on a growi ...

IHE upgrades hotel portfolio in PR
Issued: April 16, 2014
International Hospitality Enterprises (IHE), a leader in the development an ...

Tito, bank take breather in debt fight
Issued: April 16, 2014
Puerto Rico boxing legend Félix “Tito” Trinidad and Banco Popular have reac ...

FINRA lifts hold on PR bond cases as it adds hundreds of arbitrators to roster
Issued: April 16, 2014
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said Monday it has expa ...

PR police getting 4 new helicopters
Issued: April 15, 2014
The Puerto Rico Police Department is getting four new helicopters, five Hum ...

PR govt agencies set for long holiday
Issued: April 15, 2014
Much of Puerto Rico’s government is shutting down for five days after the workday Wednesday.

GOP official apologizes for PR remarks
Issued: April 15, 2014
The head of the Republican Party in a Central Florida urban hub has apologized for his recent negative comments on Puerto Rico and the influ ...

Panel issues report on economic fixes
Issued: April 15, 2014
A commission created by Gov. Alejandro García Padilla to map solutions to some of Puerto Rico’s toughest challenges has submitted a report t ...

$4B: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem for US, reaches deep into PR
Issued: April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus fed ...

Rums of PR seeks steady funding flow, eyes $10M shot from federal rebate
Issued: April 15, 2014
The director of the Rums of Puerto Rico is seeking to get funds flowing again to an agency that has not been given a legislated operational ...

Teachers can drop retirement after ruling
Issued: April 15, 2014
Teachers that jumped toward early retirement to avoid pension reform changes can opt to stay on the job now that the Supreme Court has decla ...

PR bond yields up on pension ruling
Issued: April 14, 2014
Yields on Puerto Rico’s junk-rated bonds jumped Monday in heavy trading after the island’s Supreme Court shot down legislation to reform the ...

UPR moving away from tuition hike
Issued: April 14, 2014
Top University of Puerto Rico Governing Board members have gotten behind a plan to shelve tuition hikes at the 11-campus system.

Governor, wife pay $6,783 in taxes on income of $81,718
Issued: April 14, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla and wife Wilma Pastrana Jiménez paid $6,520 in taxes on $81,718 in combined adjusted income last year, La Fort ...

Police union takes aim at pension reform
Issued: April 14, 2014
A police union is preparing a legal challenge of the broader government employees pension reform after the Puerto Rico Supreme Court overtur ...

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Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US
Issued: April 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter w ...

Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market
Issued: April 16, 2014
NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central ban ...

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
Issued: April 16, 2014
DETROIT — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly p ...

Could police have averted the Boston bombings?
Issued: April 15, 2014
BOSTON — It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims&# ...

Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters
Issued: April 15, 2014
DETROIT — The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions.

Union fights push to hire private tax collectors
Issued: April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private cont ...

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing
Issued: April 15, 2014
BOSTON — A tribute is underway in Boston for those killed and injured in the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago.

Court upholds EPA emission standards
Issued: April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants fr ...

Yellen: Mega-banks might need to hold more capital
Issued: April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Tuesday that the largest U.S. banks might need to hold additional capital to withstand ...

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage
Issued: April 14, 2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark ...

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Social Security Administration says it is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds s ...

CBO: Deficits to drift lower on lower health costs
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — A congressional report predicts slightly smaller deficits both this year and over the coming decade, with lower spending on fed ...

Google buys drone maker Titan Aerospace
Issued: April 14, 2014
NEW YORK — Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of ...

Study: Snack might keep marital peace
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new s ...

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Jamaica grants license for natural gas project
Issued: April 16, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbe ...

Venezuelan crisis talks show signs of progress
Issued: April 16, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Negotiators from Venezuela's government and the opposition agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission taske ...

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane
Issued: April 16, 2014
PERTH, Australia — As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a telecon ...

China’s growth slows to 7.4% in 1Q
Issued: April 16, 2014
BEIJING — China’s economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying ...

292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
Issued: April 16, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea — A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off ...

US report finds faults in Haiti housing effort
Issued: April 15, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A U.S. government report says a $50.8 million effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of ...

Venezuela opposition resumes talks with government
Issued: April 15, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's opposition resumed negotiations with the government Tuesday amid rising doubts that the talks will prod ...

Bolivia president takes Chile coast case to court
Issued: April 15, 2014
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The president of Bolivia has delivered written legal arguments to the United Nations' highest court in his land ...

EU lawmakers complete financial system overhaul
Issued: April 15, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introd ...

Chinese sneaker factory workers go on strike
Issued: April 15, 2014
HONG KONG — Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and A ...

Malaysia jet search area too deep for submarine
Issued: April 15, 2014
PERTH, Australia — A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with ...

US: Evidence of Russia driving Ukraine unrest
Issued: April 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday said there was "overwhelming evidence" that Russia is fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, ...

UN to grill Vatican again on clergy sex abuse
Issued: April 14, 2014
NEW YORK — A second U.N. committee plans to question Vatican officials on failures to stop clergy sex abuse.

Venezuelan journalist freed 8 days after kidnap
Issued: April 14, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan journalist has been freed eight days after she was kidnapped.

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