Slim sees upside to 3-day work week

Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, who has ridden his telecommunications empi ...

Protect yourself from identity theft

NEW YORK — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its c ...

Second lawsuit filed against PR’s new debt restructuring law

A $20 billion New York-based hedge fund filed the second lawsuit against Puerto ...

Moody’s details dim view of Recovery Act

Moody’s Investors Service has issued a highly critical report on Puerto Rico’s n ...

Prasa: Tinted tap water is harmless
Issued: July 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico Aqueduct & Sewer Authority is seeking to reassure consu ...

Tropical depression weakens to tropical wave
Issued: July 23, 2014
MIAMI — The U.S. National Hurricane Center said a tropical depression in th ...

Pierluisi pitches status change in Congress
Issued: July 23, 2014
Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi took to the floor of the U.S. House o ...

PR govt funding chikungunya testing
Issued: July 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is paying for chikungunya testing as it works to ...

Seaborne taps new sales & marketing chief
Issued: July 23, 2014
Seaborne Airlines has tapped industry veteran Héctor “Tato” Montañez as the regional carrier’s new director of marketing and sales for Puert ...

Top court reverses ruling in Doral case
Issued: July 23, 2014
The Puerto Rico Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to expedite an evidentiary hearing in Doral Financial Corp.’s $230 million tax case ...

Jovet: Life savings lost in PR bonds
Issued: July 23, 2014
Journalist Carmen Jovet says she has lost her life savings as Puerto Rico bonds prices plunged amid a flurry of credit downgrades.

US busts Caribbean drug trafficking ring
Issued: July 23, 2014
Ten suspected members of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that distributed huge amounts of cocaine throughout Puerto Rico and on ...

Police probe deaths of 16 cats, dogs
Issued: July 23, 2014
Police launched an investigation Tuesday into the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs found near a bridge where dozens of animals were throw ...

UTC Aerospace growing PR operation; $24M investment, 200 jobs created
Issued: July 22, 2014
UTC Aerospace Systems is expanding its operation in Puerto Rico through a nearly $25 million investment that is credited with creating 200 j ...

GDB union employees ending walkout
Issued: July 22, 2014
Unionized workers at the Government Development Bank are slated to return to their jobs after a weeks-long walkout sparked by austerity move ...

Governor seeks to rally PDP on status: ‘Now is the time to defeat statehood’
Issued: July 22, 2014
Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro García Padilla kept up a renewed focus on the island’s status issue as he called for unity within his commonwealt ...

PRTC in tax fight with travel sites
Issued: July 22, 2014
The Puerto Rico government has asked a federal judge to toss a motion by online travel companies seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming ...

Feds bust student aid fraud ring
Issued: July 22, 2014
Federal agents made various arrests Tuesday morning in a crackdown on student financial aid fraud.

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Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says his new hotel in the Old Post Office building in downtown Washington "will be one of the finest ... and ...

IMF cuts forecast for US economic growth in 2014
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund has shaved its forecast for U.S. economic growth this year, mostly because of a sharp contracti ...

Senate bill targets companies that move overseas
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations oversea ...

SEC poised to end $1 a share for some money funds
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry — the fixed $1 share price for mo ...

Jeter turns part of attention to business
Issued: July 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Pedestrians craned their necks as Derek Jeter stood in front of a food truck parked across the street from Central Park.

US job-training review emphasizes data, employers
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says that as the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs.

Federal appeals court deals blow to Obamacare
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing ...

US home sales increase 2.6% in June
Issued: July 22, 2014
WASHINGTON — Sales of previously owned homes rose for a third straight month in June, pushing activity to the highest level in eight months ...

Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide
Issued: July 22, 2014
DETROIT — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor ...

Detroit: No water shutoffs for next 15 days
Issued: July 21, 2014
DETROIT — Detroit suspended its aggressive policy of cutting off water to customers with unpaid bills on Monday, the latest response to a co ...

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism
Issued: July 21, 2014
CHATHAM, Mass. — In "Jaws," the fictional mayor tried to protect the summer tourism season by keeping a lid on reports of the man- ...

US companies report rising sales, employment in 2Q
Issued: July 21, 2014
DETROIT — Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends ...

Allergan to cut 1,500 employees in restructuring
Issued: July 21, 2014
Botox maker Allergan will cut about 13 percent of its workforce, or roughly 1,500 employees, as part of a push to become more efficient and ...

Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
Issued: July 21, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says America's federal government contracts should not subsidize discrimination.

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FAA continues ban on US flights to Tel Aviv
Issued: July 23, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the dange ...

Chinese leader signs accords, wraps up Cuba visit
Issued: July 23, 2014
HAVANA — Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his visit to Cuba after signing dozens of agreements for such things as investment by C ...

Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash
Issued: July 23, 2014
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" ...

A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims
Issued: July 23, 2014
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" ...

Venezuelan conspiracy theories a threat to critics
Issued: July 23, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Roderick Navarro was in class when he got the news that a high-ranking minister had accused him of plotting to assassin ...

End comes for notorious Venezuelan vertical slum
Issued: July 22, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — The first of thousands of squatters who transformed a half-built skyscraper into a vertical slum were moved out by arme ...

Crowley is key player in Concordia salvage
Issued: July 22, 2014
Crowley Maritime subsidiaries played key roles in the process of refloating the shipwrecked Costa Concordia some 30 months after it struck a ...

Plans to rebuild Haiti capital displace families
Issued: July 22, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The broad avenues in the Haitian government's promotional material are clean and unbroken, dotted with palm tree ...

NY judge orders 24-7 Argentina debt talks
Issued: July 22, 2014
NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York has ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 ...

US airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear
Issued: July 22, 2014
Two U.S. airlines cancelled all flights to Israel until further notice, after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza
Issued: July 22, 2014
The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza, the standoff over the shooting down of a ...

Credit Suisse in steep loss after US tax case
Issued: July 22, 2014
GENEVA — Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, posted a second-quarter net loss of 700 million Swiss francs ($779 million) T ...

Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation
Issued: July 22, 2014
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia A ...

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels
Issued: July 21, 2014
LONDON — "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give inv ...

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