Drug, device firms pay billions to providers

WASHINGTON — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device com ...

Army Corps, EPA say more needed to give green light to LNG terminal in PR

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Environmental Protection Agency say they ne ...

PR banks assets, deposits drop in 2Q

Total assets at Puerto Rico’s commercial banks slid by $1.17 billion (3.4 percen ...

Feds make busts in IRS crackdown

Federal authorities continue to round up suspects in an ongoing crackdown on tax ...

Catholic priest in PR eyed for abuse
Issued: September 30, 2014
A Roman Catholic priest in a small town in the western region of Puerto Ric ...

Capitol: TRANs sale to be placed privately
Issued: September 30, 2014
Puerto Rico’s pending $900 million tax revenue anticipation notes (TRANS) s ...

Triple-S consolidates MA offerings
Issued: September 30, 2014
American Health Medicare (AHM) and Triple-S Salud will begin the October op ...

PR pitches ‘bridge’ to US for LatAm firms
Issued: September 30, 2014
Puerto Rico aims to be the “bridge” for companies in Latin America and Spai ...

Saks setting stage for PR opening
Issued: September 30, 2014
Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) on Monday provided details on its plans to open a full-line Saks Fifth Avenue store in San Juan. The approximatel ...

Mi Salud talks ongoing as target passes
Issued: September 30, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is citing negotiating snags for missing a self-set deadline to name the companies that will manage its Mi Salud ( ...

PR economic index at 20-year low
Issued: September 30, 2014
A key gauge of Puerto Rico’s economy posted another drop in August, remaining in negative territory for a 22nd straight month and settling a ...

Seaborne, United launch interline accord
Issued: September 30, 2014
Puerto Rico-based Seaborne Airlines has launched a new interline agreement with United Airlines providing customers convenient connections b ...

Popular makes moves in top-level posts
Issued: September 30, 2014
Popular, Inc. announced Monday that its board of directors appointed Ignacio Alvarez as president and chief operating officer of Popular. In ...

AeroNet takes business to next level
Issued: September 30, 2014
In a world revolving around advanced technologies, mobile apps, streaming internet, portability and a diverse variety of new terms each day, ...

New life in Santurce amid PR decline
Issued: September 30, 2014
Laura Feliciano was scouting locations for a new restaurant in the Puerto Rican capital when she discovered she was priced out of the upscal ...

Disney taps PR’s Don Q as ‘house rum’
Issued: September 30, 2014
Disney has tapped Puerto Rico’s Don Q, distilled by Ponce-based Destilería Serrallés, as its “house rum” for bars at Disney World and Disney ...

AmEx opens corporate card office in PR
Issued: September 30, 2014
American Express Global Corporate Payments has opened its new office for the business line of corporate cards for Puerto Rico and the Caribb ...

SBA, Science Trust in strategic alliance
Issued: September 30, 2014
The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust (PRSTRT) have entered a strategic allian ...

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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US
Issued: September 30, 2014
DALLAS — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from L ...

Shares of companies testing Ebola vaccines rise
Issued: September 30, 2014
NEW YORK — Shares of some companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first ...

Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man
Issued: September 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — Published reports say President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three crimin ...

Weather service storm forecasts get more localized
Issued: September 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just ...

Study: US gambling industry worth $240B, 1.7M jobs
Issued: September 30, 2014
LAS VEGAS — U.S. casinos and the makers of the games found inside had a $240 billion economic impact and employed 1.7 million people in 2013 ...

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
Issued: September 30, 2014
WASHINGTON — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll coun ...

Viagra ads target women for 1st time
Issued: September 30, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. — The maker of the world's top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commerci ...

EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business
Issued: September 30, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.

Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B
Issued: September 30, 2014
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion.

Report: Gambling industry paid out $38B in taxes
Issued: September 29, 2014
LAS VEGAS — The gambling industry nationwide paid out a jackpot-worthy $38 billion in federal, state and local taxes in 2013, according to a ...

Reports: WH intruder gets far past front door
Issued: September 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the ...

Number of US kids in foster care up after long dip
Issued: September 29, 2014
After dropping for seven straight years, the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figure ...

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever
Issued: September 29, 2014
NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? ...

Fed report: IRS bungles hunt for unpaid taxes
Issued: September 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can't locate in over half the cases th ...

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Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica
Issued: September 30, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's justice minister says legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island wher ...

Index ranks Norway tops for well-being of elderly
Issued: September 30, 2014
NEW YORK — A global index reflecting economic security, health and other factors — and not deducting for cold winters — ranks Norway and Swe ...

Afghanistan, US sign long-awaited security pact
Issued: September 30, 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past ...

Spain's Catalonia halts independence vote campaign
Issued: September 30, 2014
MADRID — The regional government of Catalonia says it will heed a decision by Spain's top court suspending its plans to hold an independ ...

Group: Wildlife populations down drastically
Issued: September 29, 2014
GENEVA — Populations of about 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have plummeted far worse than previously thought, according to a ne ...

China faces tricky balance in Hong Kong's protests
Issued: September 29, 2014
BEIJING — Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have handed China's Communist leadership a thorny political dilemma.

Spain court prevents Catalonia independence vote
Issued: September 29, 2014
MADRID — An independence vote set for November in Spain's powerful Catalonia region was halted Monday by the nation's constitutional ...

Syria 'OK' with US airstrikes
Issued: September 29, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that his government is satisfied with the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Is ...

Cuba begins to unite private enterprise, tourism
Issued: September 29, 2014
HAVANA — Cuba’s state-run tourism industry increasingly is doing business with the country’s new class of private entrepreneurs, trying to i ...

Netanyahu: Hamas, Islamic State group share creed
Issued: September 29, 2014
UNITED NATIONS — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared his country's recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the U.S.-led strike ...

Spain challenges Catalonia referendum call
Issued: September 29, 2014
MADRID — Spain's government has filed appeals before the country's top court to try to halt the powerful northeastern region of Cata ...

Venezuela takes over closed Clorox factory
Issued: September 28, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's government has seized a factory belonging to Clorox just days after the U.S. company announced it was s ...

Cuban cologne creators to face punishment
Issued: September 28, 2014
HAVANA — Cuba will punish state employees who created two colognes named for Ernesto "Che" Guevara and late Venezuelan President H ...

New mosquito-borne virus spreads in Latin America
Issued: September 27, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — An excruciating mosquito-borne illness that arrived less than a year ago in the Americas is raging acros ...

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