S&P keeps Prasa’s ‘CCC+’ rating, negative watch

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) announced Friday it will ke ...

Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors

HAVANA — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism ...

Energy coalition presents to the governor $3.5 billion deal to revamp Prepa

As the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) teeters on the verge of defa ...

García Padilla signs 11.5% tax bill

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed into law late Friday House Bill 2482, which ...

This has been a month of extreme weather around the world
Issued: May 29, 2015
Even for a world getting used to wild weather, May seems stuck on strange.

General Motors, Subaru models added to Takata air bag recall
Issued: May 29, 2015
General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models ...

More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system
Issued: May 29, 2015
For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body' ...

Health insurer Humana considering a sale
Issued: May 29, 2015
Humana shares soared well beyond all-time high prices Friday afternoon on s ...

Manufacturers Association offers government reorganization, budget cut recommendations
Issued: May 29, 2015
Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA) President Carlos Rivera Vélez provided a series of recommendations for implementing government ...

Sally Beauty provides update on security investigation
Issued: May 29, 2015
Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. updated its customers Friday on its ongoing investigation of the illegal intrusion into its payment card systems ...

Delta honored as oldest tenant of Muñoz Marín Airport
Issued: May 29, 2015
Delta Air Lines received an honorable mention recognizing it as the oldest airline in operation at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airpor ...

New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand
Issued: May 29, 2015
Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generat ...

Superyacht marina, MRO facility planned for San Juan port
Issued: May 29, 2015
The Puerto Rico Ports Authority issued earlier this week a request for proposals (RFP) for the rehabilitation, improvement and operation of ...

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks
Issued: May 28, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protec ...

TripAdvisor awards Casa Bacardí visitor center ‘Certificate of Excellence’
Issued: May 28, 2015
The Casa Bacardí Visitor Center has been awarded a "Certificate of Excellence" by TripAdvisor, the social network to hotels, resta ...

Horned Dorset files for Chapter 11
Issued: May 28, 2015
The Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Rincón has reportedly filed for federal bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11.

High-net-worth investor survey defines, uncovers planning shortfalls
Issued: May 28, 2015
The 2015 “U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth” survey released Friday identifies what the wealthy consider to be important elements of a ...

Retirement adviser in Puerto Rico among Financial Times’ Top 401
Issued: May 28, 2015
The Financial Times (FT) released Friday its Top 401 Retirement Advisers of 2015. The list recognizes the top financial advisers who special ...

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Stocks end week lower following disappointing economic data
Issued: May 29, 2015
NEW YORK — Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year.

Hastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others
Issued: May 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.

Fuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead
Issued: May 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank at the start of the year, but the road ahead looks brighter. Just how much brighter is what's up fo ...

AmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight
Issued: May 29, 2015
NEW YORK — American Express said president Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.

EPA proposes lowering requirements for ethanol in gas
Issued: May 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — The nation's gasoline supply likely will have more ethanol in coming years — but not as much as was required by federal law ...

US consumer sentiment drops in May
Issued: May 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May.

US economy likely shrank in 1st quarter but rebound expected
Issued: May 29, 2015
WASHINGTON — A brutal winter, plunging investment by energy companies and a widening trade gap likely combined to shrink the U.S. economy at ...

The top 10 highest-paid female CEOs
Issued: May 29, 2015
NEW YORK — Female CEOs are outpacing their male colleagues in pay, although they remain vastly outnumbered in the top echelons of American c ...

Former NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president
Issued: May 29, 2015
George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his ca ...

Madoff accountant sentenced to home detention
Issued: May 28, 2015
NEW YORK — A former accountant who certified fake financial records hiding Bernard Madoff's epic Ponzi scheme was sentenced on Thursday ...

US stocks fall slightly; Greece debt deadline looms
Issued: May 28, 2015
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks fell slightly Thursday, following a sell-off in the Chinese market and continued worries about the approaching debt p ...

Oil globs close Los Angeles-area beaches to swimming
Issued: May 28, 2015
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Popular beaches along nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline were off-limits to surfing and swimming Thursda ...

FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms
Issued: May 28, 2015
NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role ...

FCC head seeks to narrow 'digital divide' with new proposal
Issued: May 28, 2015
NEW YORK — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the ...

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Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal
Issued: May 29, 2015
ZURICH — In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.

Greece still weighs on markets as China stocks see-saw again
Issued: May 29, 2015
LONDON — Ongoing uncertainty over the state of Greek bailout talks and further market volatility in China kept stocks in check on Friday.

Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold
Issued: May 29, 2015
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last yea ...

Greek bank deposits fall to lowest in more than a decade
Issued: May 29, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greek bank deposits have fallen to their lowest in more than a decade, new statistics show, as Greeks worried about their n ...

China stocks extend fall, investors jittery after big tumble
Issued: May 29, 2015
HONG KONG — Chinese stocks seesawed on Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off while other world benchmarks were u ...

Ruble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival
Issued: May 29, 2015
MOSCOW — Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last yea ...

Greece could use 'Zambia' option as progress on deal unclear
Issued: May 28, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greece and rescue lenders remained at odds over whether the two sides are close to a breakthrough in negotiations, as the I ...

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal
Issued: May 28, 2015
ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery an ...

Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says
Issued: May 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — Satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site in a sign of leader Kim Jong ...

Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work
Issued: May 28, 2015
HYDERABAD, India — Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool ...

Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism
Issued: May 28, 2015
MEDULIN, Croatia — Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow ...

Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship
Issued: May 28, 2015
LONDON — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global gove ...

Global stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms
Issued: May 28, 2015
TOKYO — Chinese shares dived Thursday after big gains in the past three months and other global stock markets were mostly lower as a deadlin ...

Asia stocks uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains
Issued: May 28, 2015
TOKYO — Asian stocks were uneven Thursday as hopes in Europe for a Greek bailout were welcomed by some regional markets and a cheap yen kept ...

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