LNG terminal faces further delay

Regulatory approval for construction of a long-delayed liquefied natural gas ter ...

Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomati ...

Feds seize hazardous toys from China

Federal agents have raided nine stores and a warehouse owned by Farmacias Carida ...

Deep US policy shift on Cuba renews debate about potential impact in PR

Washington’s profound shift in is Cuba policy outlined Wednesday revived a long ...

Life Wireless opens retail outlets in PR
Issued: December 18, 2014
Life Wireless, a cellular provider offering free phone service to eligible ...

PR revealed in Victoria’s Secret shoot
Issued: December 18, 2014
Victoria’s Secret has been shooting its 2015 bathing suit edition at severa ...

PR tax breaks for video game makers
Issued: December 18, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is offering tax breaks of up to 40 percent on sa ...

Prepa extends business plan to 10 years
Issued: December 18, 2014
The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s chief restructuring officer has ...

Moody’s: Amendments to oil tax bill could derail $3B bond issue
Issued: December 18, 2014
Legislation to surge the oil tax to back a nearly $3 billion bond issue could delay or even derail the debt deal, Moody’s Investors Service ...

Vanderbilt shines after $200M revamp
Issued: December 17, 2014
The venerable Condado Vanderbilt is reopening for hotel stays this week after a $200 million renovation of the iconic luxury property in the ...

S&P flags UPR for lack of information
Issued: December 17, 2014
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services placed its ‘BB’ long-term rating on the University of Puerto Rico’s existing university system revenu ...

Why oil is plunging, what it means for you
Issued: December 16, 2014
NEW YORK — The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, produce ...

Congress clears Culebra cleanup bill
Issued: December 16, 2014
Congress has passed legislation that requires the Department of Defense to fund the removal of dangerous military munitions from the publicl ...

Fodor’s: 2 new PR hotels among 10 best
Issued: December 15, 2014
A pair of properties in Puerto Rico have been named by Fodor’s Travel among the 10 best new beach hotels for this winter high-season.

GDB: Liquidity falls below $1.6B
Issued: December 15, 2014
Liquidity at Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank has fallen below $1.6 billion, the U.S. territory’s fiscal agent said in a statement ...

PR tops ranking of Caribbean islands
Issued: December 15, 2014
Puerto Rico ranked first on the list of 25 best Caribbean islands published Friday by Business Insider magazine.

Study urges PR to restore work credit
Issued: December 15, 2014
Puerto Rico should look to craft and enact a work credit tax program to replace the one that was eliminated last year due to the island gove ...

Doral updates capital plan with FDIC
Issued: December 15, 2014
Doral Bank has filed an updated capital plan with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that seeks to maximize the value of its assets on beha ...

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?
Issued: December 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated ...

For MLB, Cuba will take time to sort out
Issued: December 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Fred Claire can see the day when Major League Baseball teams open academies for prospects in Cuba.

US jobless aid applications decline to 289,000
Issued: December 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.

US travel industry carefully eyeing Cuba tourism
Issued: December 17, 2014
NEW YORK — Cuba was once a haven for sun-seeking American tourists. Beautiful beaches, lively casinos and late-night dancing made it the per ...

Like Iran, secret diplomacy leads to US-Cuba thaw
Issued: December 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fresh off his 2012 re-election victory, President Barack Obama summoned senior advisers to a series of meetings, asking them to ...

Stocks with exposure to Cuba rise sharply
Issued: December 17, 2014
NEW YORK — A batch of stocks with exposure to Cuba rose sharply Wednesday after President Obama moved to restore diplomatic relations betwee ...

US-Cuba thaw could benefit farmers, energy and travel firms
Issued: December 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ...

Yellen: Push unemployment rate lower to spur inflation
Issued: December 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she's prepared to let the unemployment rate fall from its current 5.8 percent to ex ...

Fed promises 'patient' approach to a rate increase
Issued: December 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is edging closer to raising interest rates from record lows given a strengthening U.S. job market and econo ...

Cuban exile community divided over Obama changes
Issued: December 17, 2014
MIAMI — Some Cuban exiles in Miami are outraged, but others are elated that President Barack Obama secretly arranged prisoner exchanges with ...

New York panel recommends 3 upstate resort casinos
Issued: December 17, 2014
ALBANY, N.Y. — Three economically distressed communities in upstate New York have been selected as sites for casinos, a panel announced Wedn ...

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president
Issued: December 16, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday took his most definitive step yet toward running for president, announcing plans ...

Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
Issued: December 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey ...

Stronger start for Obama's health law this year
Issued: December 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — Sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it's not perfect, ...

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Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US
Issued: December 18, 2014
HAVANA — The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous change ...

Latin America cheers US-Cuba rapprochement
Issued: December 18, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Latin America is welcoming the renewal of ties between Cuba and the United States, but the rapprochement may complicate ...

Obama signs bill to sanction Venezuelan officials
Issued: December 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed legislation into law allowing him to sanction Venezuelan government officials who were involv ...

A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities
Issued: December 18, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea — Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet.

Pope praises the diplomacy of US-Cuba accord
Issued: December 18, 2014
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has praised the "small steps" of diplomacy and peacemaking that brought about the rapprochement betwee ...

N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
Issued: December 18, 2014
NEW YORK — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ...

Putin accuses West of trying to sideline Russia
Issued: December 18, 2014
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia's economic woes within two years, pledging to diversify the gas-d ...

US re-establishing relations with Cuba; Obama says time for new approach
Issued: December 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations — a hi ...

Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement
Issued: December 17, 2014
VATICAN CITY — The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history’s first Latin Am ...

Cuba welcomes Castro’s announce of renewed US ties
Issued: December 17, 2014
HAVANA — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was re ...

Analysis: After 53 years, time is right for US and Cuba
Issued: December 17, 2014
MEXICO CITY — After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments.

US, Cuba seek to normalize relations; challenges and opportunities for PR
Issued: December 17, 2014
The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy towa ...

Russia's sinking economy becoming a global threat
Issued: December 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — Russia's suddenly escalating financial crisis risks spilling beyond its borders and endangering parts of the global economy ...

Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead
Issued: December 16, 2014
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In the deadliest slaughter of innocents in Pakistan in years, Taliban gunmen attacked a military-run school Tuesday and ...

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