Signed contracts to buy US homes climb to 20-month high

WASHINGTON — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence ...

Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

DEARBORN, Mich. — Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sed ...

Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted; 4 tips to avoid getting fleeced

NEW YORK — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune ...

U.S. ban on Dominican fruit, vegetables results in $61 million loss

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The ban on fruits and vegetables by U.S. aut ...

El San Juan adds games, upgrades casino systems
Issued: March 30, 2015
Scientific Games Corp. announced Monday that the El San Juan Resort & C ...

Seaborne Airlines expands the American Airlines Codeshare Agreement to the U.S. Virgin Islands
Issued: March 30, 2015
 Seaborne Airlines has announced that, effective immediately, Seaborne ...

Televisión Dominicana launches on Choice Cable in Puerto Rico
Issued: March 30, 2015
Televisión Dominicana, a TV network for the Dominican community living in t ...

Bar rejects increase ordered by Supreme Court
Issued: March 30, 2015
Puerto Rico Bar Association (CAPR) President Mark Anthony Bimbela, on Monda ...

Bacardi Acquires Angel's Envy Bourbon
Issued: March 30, 2015
HAMILTON, Bermuda--Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has expanded its portfolio of supe ...

USDA seeks applications to support rural businesses, create jobs
Issued: March 30, 2015
Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for grants t ...

JetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengers
Issued: March 30, 2015
JetBlue Airways said it had fixed a systemwide computer problem by 6:15 a.m. Eastern that has caused delays because the airline had to manua ...

Puerto Ricans sail ahead at St. Thomas International Regatta
Issued: March 30, 2015
St. Thomas, USVI — Some boats leapt into the lead while others strengthened their front-runner status on the third and final day of racing i ...

World goes dark for Earth Hour
Issued: March 28, 2015
At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, individuals, businesses, cities and landmarks around the world switched off their lights for one hour to focus attent ...

Reuters: Prepa creditors offer $2 billion for natural gas operation
Issued: March 28, 2015
Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) bondholders have offered it $2 billion in capital, $1.2 billion of which would fund a new natur ...

Hotels see marked rise in occupancy
Issued: March 28, 2015
Tourism in Puerto Rico continues to reflect an upward trend in various areas, said Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) Executive Director Ingrid ...

Bhatia requests meeting with Fitch Ratings
Issued: March 27, 2015
Senate President Eduardo Bhatia said Friday he is in the process of requesting to meet with Fitch Ratings' executives after the credit-r ...

Pierluisi says GO bondholders must be protected
Issued: March 27, 2015
Talk of debt restructuring in Puerto Rico should be limited to public corporations and not include government-backed general obligation bond ...

La Oficina celebrates kickoff event
Issued: March 27, 2015

La Oficina, a new shared executive office space, opened its doors Friday in the Caribe Plaza Office Building, across the street from the ...


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SEC files fraud charges against Lynn Tilton, firms
Issued: March 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms.

US stocks move higher, led by gains in energy companies
Issued: March 30, 2015
Major U.S. stock indexes surged in afternoon trading Monday, as investors cheered encouraging economic data and the latest batch of corporat ...

US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate
Issued: March 30, 2015
FORT MEADE, Md. — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at ...

UnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle
Issued: March 30, 2015
The nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more ...

Volvo Cars plans to open its first US plant
Issued: March 30, 2015
DETROIT — Volvo Cars is planning to build an assembly plant in the U.S.

US flu elevated for 18th straight week
Issued: March 30, 2015
The extended US flu season continues, with last week marking the 18th consecutive week of elevated influenza activity, the Centers for Disea ...

Business forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy
Issued: March 30, 2015
business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this y ...

McDonald's to test all-day breakfast soon
Issued: March 30, 2015
Fast-food giant McDonald's  is making an early step toward extending breakfast hours to all day long.

Former Fed chairman starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog'
Issued: March 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title — blogger.

US consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February
Issued: March 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers spent slightly more in February following two straight monthly declines and their income rose by a healthy amoun ...

National parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park'
Issued: March 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though t ...

Teva buying Auspex for $3.2 billion
Issued: March 30, 2015
NEW YORK — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is buying Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $3.2 billion in a move to strengthen its posi ...

Horizon Pharma buying Hyperion for about $1.1 billion
Issued: March 30, 2015
NEW YORK  — Horizon Pharma is buying Hyperion Therapeutics for about $1.1 billion, gaining two treatments for genetic disorders.

Late audits halt trading in Morgan Stanley-backed stocks
Issued: March 30, 2015
WASHINGTON  — Two major companies in a prominent $1.4 billion Asia investment fund managed by New York banking giant Morgan Stanley une ...

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Campaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years
Issued: March 30, 2015
LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his mai ...

Prosecutors: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies
Issued: March 30, 2015
DUESSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicid ...

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time
Issued: March 30, 2015
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining les ...

Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote
Issued: March 30, 2015
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigerians waited in hope and fear on Monday for results of a presidential election in which voting was relatively smooth na ...

Ancient Petra sees few visitors as Jordan tourism declines
Issued: March 30, 2015
PETRA, Jordan — It's high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Yet nearby ...

Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case
Issued: March 30, 2015
JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial ...

Greece and its creditors still struggle with reform list
Issued: March 30, 2015
BRUSSELS — Greece and its international creditors are still struggling to agree on a list of economic reforms that are deemed necessary for ...

Global stocks get European economy and Yellen boost
Issued: March 30, 2015
LONDON — Global stock markets started the week strongly Monday following strong European economic figures and as investors cheered an indica ...

Strong quakes hit off South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa
Issued: March 30, 2015
SYDNEY — A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports ...

France's far-right wins 62 seats but not a local council
Issued: March 30, 2015
PARIS — Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen couldn't hide her disappointment Monday not to have won one single local council i ...

World stocks gain after Yellen signals gradual rise in rates
Issued: March 30, 2015

HONG KONG  — World stock markets were buoyant Monday as investors cheered Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling that U.S. ...


Air Canada plane makes hard landing short of Halifax runway
Issued: March 29, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — An Air Canada plane made a hard landing short of the runway at the Halifax airport during a snowstorm, crashing into ...

French conservatives win key local voting, gov't left loses
Issued: March 29, 2015
PARIS — Former President Nicolas Sarkozy blasted the "lies, denial and impotence" of France's governing Socialists after estim ...

Nigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches
Issued: March 29, 2015
ABUJA, Nigeria — Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-ric ...

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