García Padilla signs bill to raise $400M from public corporations, suspend monthly GO set-asides

La Fortaleza announced Friday that Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed into law ...

Retail sales down $100M in 1Q; small, midsize businesses buck trend

The Puerto Rico Trade & Export Co. (CCE by its Spanish initials) announced F ...

Governor signs fiscal 2016 budget into law

La Fortaleza announced Wednesday that Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has signed t ...

Government updates financial information, estimates fiscal 2015 deficit at more than $700M

The Puerto Rico government filed late Tuesday a supplement to its quarterly repo ...

Retail sales down $100M in 1Q; small, midsize businesses buck trend
Issued: July 3, 2015
The Puerto Rico Trade & Export Co. (CCE by its Spanish initials) announ ...

EPA to provide nearly $200,000 for environmental job training in Puerto Rico
Issued: July 3, 2015
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck ...

Brookstone Launch, another path to market for inventors, startup incubators
Issued: July 3, 2015
Lifestyle products company Brookstone has announced the opening of its prod ...

InselAir kicks off San Juan-Aruba flight route
Issued: July 3, 2015

International equestrian federation awardees to be flown to Puerto Rico
Issued: July 3, 2015
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports, or Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), world governing body of equestrian sport, h ...

UPR graduates want to work for Puerto Rico regardless of where they end up
Issued: July 3, 2015
The University of Puerto Rico, Cayey campus, celebrated its 44th conferment of degrees during a ceremony held at the institution’s Plaza del ...

García Padilla doesn't rule out cutting days off, while Pierluisi says 'no big savings there'
Issued: July 3, 2015
Given Puerto Rico's fiscal deficit, Gov. Alejandro García Padilla did not rule out the possibility of cutting more holidays, and reducin ...

Univision files for IPO
Issued: July 3, 2015
NEW YORK — Spanish-language broadcasting company Univision Holdings Inc. filed plans Thursday to launch an initial public offering of its st ...

US airline probe would need proof beyond business as usual
Issued: July 3, 2015
WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government ...

Insurer Aetna to buy Humana in $35B deal
Issued: July 3, 2015
Aetna will spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industr ...

TRYP By Wyndham hotel to open in Isla Verde on Nov. 1
Issued: July 3, 2015
Representatives of the Wyndham Hotel Group and Puerto Rican conglomerate Empresas Santana have announced a multimillion-dollar investment in ...

Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy
Issued: July 3, 2015
NEW YORK — Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy.

Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer
Issued: July 3, 2015
CHICAGO — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What i ...

Pierluisi insists Puerto Rico’s debt is payable
Issued: July 3, 2015
Despite the conclusion reached by Anne Krueger, a well-known former economist at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, that Pu ...

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Menendez prosecutors seek hearing on evidence
Issued: July 3, 2015
NEWARK, N.J. — Prosecutors in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez asked a judge to hold a hearing to determine whether some eviden ...

Solar-powered plane lands in Hawaii after flight from Japan
Issued: July 3, 2015
KAPOLEI, Hawaii — A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific ...

Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay
Issued: July 3, 2015
WASHINGTON — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it u ...

Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy'
Issued: July 3, 2015
WASHINGTON — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's charac ...

Democrats in New Hampshire find some of Chafee's ideas 'odd'
Issued: July 3, 2015
LACONIA, N.H. — Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee stands before a few dozen people at a meeting of New Hampshire's Belknap County De ...

Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers
Issued: July 3, 2015
BOSTON — New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.

Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth
Issued: July 3, 2015
SEATTLE — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.

Judge rejects ex-Goldman board member's bid for exoneration
Issued: July 2, 2015
NEW YORK — An ex-Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member was told Thursday that he can't use a court's ruling in another ...

Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water
Issued: July 2, 2015
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stingi ...

Summer is sizzling: Heat records fall across US West
Issued: July 2, 2015
From Seattle to Salt Lake City, the West is baking under record heat. Temperatures reaching the triple digits have made fire conditions extr ...

Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism
Issued: July 2, 2015
WASHINGTON — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire m ...

US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fears
Issued: July 2, 2015
NEW YORK — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weeken ...

$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spill
Issued: July 2, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars i ...

Experts give their take on jobs, Fed and financial markets
Issued: July 2, 2015
NEW YORK — If investors hoped Thursday's U.S. jobs report would give them clarity, they were probably disappointed.

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Greek campaigns, neck and neck, reach dramatic finale
Issued: July 3, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greeks packed city squares for dueling rallies late into the night Friday, as polls showed a dead heat between the 'yes ...

Yes or no? What Greece's landmark vote might bring
Issued: July 3, 2015
LONDON — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menace ...

Surrogate children granted legal recognition in France
Issued: July 3, 2015
PARIS — France's highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily liv ...

Putin: Western sanctions fail to split Russian society
Issued: July 3, 2015
MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin says the West has sought to split Russian society with economic sanctions but has failed to reach its goal ...

Greek voters confused by referendum wording as vote nears
Issued: July 3, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Greek voters facing a momentous vote Sunday that may determine the country's future in Europe can be forgiven for scrat ...

World stocks drift lower ahead of Greek vote; China plunges
Issued: July 3, 2015
World stock markets mostly drifted lower Friday ahead of Greece's weekend referendum, while China's main stock benchmark plunged as ...

Greek villagers secret weapon: Grow your own food
Issued: July 3, 2015
KARITAINA, Greece — Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens ...

Could searchers' sonars have missed wreckage of Flight 370?
Issued: July 3, 2015
CANBERRA, Australia — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, expert ...

Uber suspends low-cost service in France amid legal pressure
Issued: July 3, 2015
PARIS — Uber is suspending its low-cost ride-hailing service in France, hoping to defuse an escalating legal dispute and sometimes-violent t ...

Malaysian premier denies he got $700 million from state fund
Issued: July 3, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday denied news reports that nearly $700 million were funneled from an i ...

Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades
Issued: July 3, 2015
WASHINGTON — The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new ...

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station
Issued: July 3, 2015
MOSCOW — A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is a ...

2 bombings wound 8 people in Colombia's capital, police say
Issued: July 2, 2015
BOGOTA, Colombia — Two bombs exploded in different parts of Colombia's capital Thursday, wounding eight people in attacks that appeared ...

Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided
Issued: July 2, 2015
ATHENS, Greece — Costas Christoforidis hasn't decided how to vote in Sunday's referendum on a bailout deal for Greece's troubled ...

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