Prouty: The real story of PR is positive

Investor Nicholas Prouty, who is betting at least $750 million on Puerto Rico th ...

Summit aims to lure wealthy investors

Puerto Rico hopes to persuade wealthy investors to bet on the U.S. territory at ...

Carrión: Popular well positioned for rebound in PR economy, TARP exit

Popular Inc. President & CEO Richard Carrión says Puerto Rico’s biggest bank ...

PR slips on WEF’s global tech index

Puerto Rico slipped in an annual World Economic Forum (WEF) index of how prepare ...

First BanCorp posts $17.1M net for 1Q
Issued: April 24, 2014
First BanCorp. the bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico, reported ...

PR writers pay tribute to García Márquez
Issued: April 24, 2014
Well-known Puerto Rican writers took part in a tribute to the late Colombia ...

PR sees surge in cruise passengers
Issued: April 24, 2014
The number of cruise ship passengers who visited the U.S. territory of Puer ...

Honeywell Aerospace plans 2nd PR lab
Issued: April 24, 2014
Honeywell Aerospace confirmed Wednesday it will invest nearly $30 million t ...

Sam’s Club exporting PR burgers to US
Issued: April 24, 2014
Sam’s Club is launching a program to export products made in Puerto Rico to its clubs in Florida, as part of an initiative focused on streng ...

PR investment summit opens in SJ
Issued: April 24, 2014
Big-time investors, business executives, economic development officials and tax experts are gathering Thursday for the Puerto Rico Investmen ...

Submarine telecom system reaches PR
Issued: April 24, 2014
A submarine cable system launched by Telmex and America Movil, the Mexico-based parent company of Puerto Rico Telephone/Claro has reached th ...

Popular exiting 3 stateside markets to focus on NY/NJ, South Florida
Issued: April 24, 2014
Popular Inc. said Tuesday it is selling off its Popular Community Bank operations in California, Illinois and Central Florida in order to sh ...

Construction council says land use plan threatens rebound, wants moratorium
Issued: April 24, 2014
Saying that the proposed land use plan threatens any hope of an economy recovery, the Construction Industry Council called Tuesday for Gov. ...

SJ strikes P3 deal at Muñoz Marín Park
Issued: April 24, 2014
The San Juan municipal assembly has approved an ordinance authorizing city hall to lease out 1.7 acres of Luis Muñoz Marín Park for up to 25 ...

Liberty PR rolling out social-based guide
Issued: April 23, 2014
Liberty Global’s subsidiary in Puerto Rico is rolling out a cloud-based service that features a novel discovery and navigation capability ba ...

Moneyhouse, Berríos team for homeowners
Issued: April 23, 2014
Mortgage lender Moneyhouse and the Mueblerías Berríos furniture and appliance chain are teaming up in an effort to help homeowners and spur ...

UPR students stage 24-hour strike
Issued: April 23, 2014
Students at Puerto Rico’s largest public university have launched a 24-hour protest following talks about a tuition increase.

Arecibo detects mysterious signals
Issued: April 23, 2014
A burst of unexplained radio signals detected at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was recently confirmed as coming from outside our ga ...

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Starbucks eyes US expansion as sales climb
Issued: April 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.

Manufacturers see better times for economy, jobs
Issued: April 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Companies are finally starting to spend some of the cash they've been sitting on, and that could mean a stronger economy and ...

Colorado lawmakers plan to boost marijuana profits
Issued: April 24, 2014
DENVER — The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreation ...

Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members
Issued: April 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club memb ...

Seattle mayor to unveil $15 minimum wage plan
Issued: April 24, 2014
SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is scheduled Thursday to release his plan on how to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
Issued: April 24, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS — The National Rifle Association's annual meeting is bringing a renewed push for a law requiring all 50 states to recognize ...

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards
Issued: April 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for ...

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down
Issued: April 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations t ...

Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
Issued: April 23, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is diverting more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an ...

Hillary Clinton dares women to compete
Issued: April 23, 2014
BOSTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim
Issued: April 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people ...

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years
Issued: April 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal histo ...

Bernanke regrets not explaining crisis better
Issued: April 22, 2014
TORONTO — Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says he could have done a better job in helping people understand the action the ...

Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled
Issued: April 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage indust ...

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Vatican: Pope's private calls don't reflect policy
Issued: April 24, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Vatican's spokesman says that what Pope Francis reportedly tells Catholics in private conversations doesn& ...

Uruguay to limit pot buyers to 10 grams a week
Issued: April 24, 2014
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay's government is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and Preside ...

Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers
Issued: April 24, 2014
NEW YORK — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nati ...

Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'
Issued: April 24, 2014
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the se ...

China splurging on military as US pulls back
Issued: April 24, 2014
QINGDAO, China — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's e ...

Central bank: Spanish growth doubled in Q1
Issued: April 24, 2014
MADRID — The recovery in the Spanish economy appears to be gathering steam.

Brazil enacts Internet 'Bill of Rights'
Issued: April 23, 2014
SAO PAULO — Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online ...

Mexico steps back from telecom, Internet limits
Issued: April 23, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's ruling party appears to have stepped back from proposals to block Internet and telecom signals, following protest ...

US court revives European suit vs. R.J. Reynolds
Issued: April 23, 2014
NEW YORK — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the European Union alleging that U.S. tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored ci ...

Conrado Marrero, oldest living ex-MLB player, dies
Issued: April 23, 2014
HAVANA — Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two ...

Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district
Issued: April 23, 2014
AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city& ...

Greece reaches milestone, opens way for assistance
Issued: April 23, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Union says Greece has reached a major financial milestone that was required if it were to be granted more debt relie ...

Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening
Issued: April 23, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — Business activity in Europe has risen to its highest level in three years as a once-shaky economic recovery gains speed ...

China says quality of its groundwater has worsened
Issued: April 23, 2014
BEIJING — Chinese authorities say nearly 60 percent of the groundwater at sites monitored throughout the country is of poor or extremely poo ...

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