Appeal sought in PR gay marriage case

The five gay couples who sued the Puerto Rico government to end the island’s ban ...

Prepa officials face fraud, other criminal charges

Puerto Rico’s Justice Department has filed fraud and other charges against offic ...

PR govt report: 35,000 fewer working

The Puerto Rico Labor Department said Wednesday there were 981,000 people employ ...

Popular nets $62.6M in 3Q; NY Fed MOU dating back to 2011 is lifted

Popular, Inc. reported a net income of $62.6 million for the third quarter, comp ...

Report: PR suffering from ‘toxic mix’ of policy uncertainty and austerity
Issued: October 22, 2014
Policy uncertainty is clouding the forecast for Puerto Rico’s economic grow ...

WOSO silenced by unpaid power bill
Issued: October 22, 2014
Puerto Rico’s only English-language news radio station has been silenced by ...

Work starts on $30M Hyatt Place SJ, is third Convention Center District hotel
Issued: October 22, 2014
Construction officially got under way Tuesday on the Hyatt Place San Juan, ...

US judge upholds PR gay marriage ban
Issued: October 22, 2014
A federal judge has upheld Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling t ...

S&P: Doral ruling doesn’t alter PR rating
Issued: October 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s general obligation bonds would not likely be downgraded further into junk territory if the commonwealth government ultimately ...

PR payrolls, unemployment rate rise
Issued: October 21, 2014
Puerto Rico’s payroll jobs posted an overall gain in September on a year-over-year basis while the unemployment rate surged back above 14 pe ...

Larkin: PR fiscal team should study NYC’s 1975 crisis playbook
Issued: October 21, 2014
Puerto Rico should take some pages from New York City’s playbook for maneuvering out of a financial meltdown, according to veteran credit an ...

GDB: Tax trend could sink balanced budget; expects FY15 liquidity to hold
Issued: October 21, 2014
The Government Development Bank is acknowledging that lagging tax collections could upend Puerto Rico’s plans for a balanced budget this fis ...

International Auto Show gets in gear
Issued: October 20, 2014
Puerto Rico consumers once again have the opportunity to get their first glimpses of 2015 model year vehicles, all under one roof, during th ...

Cuomo vows to boost NY-PR trade ties
Issued: October 20, 2014
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took his campaign for a second term to the Caribbean on Friday with stops in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republ ...

PR said working on $2.5B debt deal
Issued: October 18, 2014
Puerto Rico is preparing a bond deal of up to $2.5 billion in bonds to boost liquidity at the Government Development bank.

Eli Lilly to shutter, sell Guayama plant
Issued: October 18, 2014
Eli Lilly and Company said Thursday it plans to halt production and sell one of its three pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico ...

Moody’s: Doral case highlights fragility of PR’s budget and liquidity position
Issued: October 17, 2014
The Puerto Rico government’s $230 million tax fight with Doral Financial Corp. highlights the continued fragility of the commonwealth’s budg ...

EPA awards PR $26.8M for water works
Issued: October 17, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $26.8 million to Puerto Rico to help finance improvements to water projects that are es ...

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Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking
Issued: October 22, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season
Issued: October 22, 2014
DALLAS — Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frus ...

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
Issued: October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola- ...

Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing
Issued: October 22, 2014
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people fr ...

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7%
Issued: October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, t ...

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism
Issued: October 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

Big slump is no cause to ditch market
Issued: October 21, 2014
NEW YORK — The stock market’s big swings have raised concerns about how much longer the five-year bull market can last.

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring
Issued: October 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained health ...

What’s next after wild week for stocks?
Issued: October 20, 2014
NEW YORK — The stock market needs to see a therapist.

Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on
Issued: October 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the ...

Obama names Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand
Issued: October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as efforts to clamp down o ...

GE 3Q profit rises on oil, aviation strength
Issued: October 17, 2014
NEW YORK — General Electric's third quarter profit rose 11 percent on strong performance from its aviation and oil and gas divisions.

Yellen says US experiencing widening inequality
Issued: October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a ce ...

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship in Caribbean
Issued: October 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials said a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Libe ...

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2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
Issued: October 22, 2014
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation's war memorial Wedne ...

China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years
Issued: October 21, 2014
BEIJING — China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the gl ...

Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
Issued: October 21, 2014
MOSCOW — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world' ...

Cuba invites US to cooperate on Ebola
Issued: October 20, 2014
HAVANA — Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin ...

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
Issued: October 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

Germany, France to draw up investment plans
Issued: October 20, 2014
BERLIN — Germany and France agreed Monday to draw up proposals by the beginning of December to boost investment as they try to come up with ...

Moody’s raises Egypt’s outlook to stable
Issued: October 20, 2014
CAIRO — Moody’s Investor Services says Egypt’s political and security situation has stabilized, raising the country’s outlook from negative ...

US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit
Issued: October 18, 2014
BOSTON — The U.S. and China pledged Saturday to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combating terro ...

Castro: Cuba would cooperate with US against Ebola
Issued: October 18, 2014
HAVANA — Fidel Castro says Cuba is ready to cooperate with the United States in the battle against Ebola.

Europe’s top powers deadlocked as economy sinks
Issued: October 18, 2014
FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe’s economy needs help — fast. Yet the two powers that could take action, the European Central Bank and Germany, d ...

Rare independent group aims to open debate in Cuba
Issued: October 18, 2014
CARDENAS, Cuba — The former editors of one of Cuba's few non-government controlled media outlets have quietly restarted efforts to spur ...

Argentina launches its first home-built satellite
Issued: October 16, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina has launched its first domestically built communications satellite.

UN chief: Fund to fight Ebola has $100,000 in bank
Issued: October 16, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says a trust fund he launched to fight Ebola has only $100,000 in the bank.

Venezuela, New Zealand join UN Security Council
Issued: October 16, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — Venezuela, New Zealand, Angola and Malaysia have been elected to coveted seats on the United Nations Security Council, but ...

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