PR payrolls thin, unemployment dips

Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate fell but payroll jobs also continued to drop las ...

PR salsa great Feliciano dead in crash

Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, ...

Cuba publishes foreign investment law

HAVANA — Cuba has published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it ...

Is hot market for IPOs cooling?

NEW YORK — A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler rece ...

Allied expands operations in PR
Issued: April 18, 2014
Local vehicle rental firm Allied Car & Truck Rental expanded its operat ...

Seaborne launches SJ-Santo Domingo flights
Issued: April 17, 2014
Seaborne Airlines has launched non-stop daily capital-to-capital service fr ...

García Márquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
Issued: April 17, 2014
MEXICO CITY — Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez crafted intoxicating fi ...

Fitch: Pension ruling a new setback
Issued: April 17, 2014
Fitch Ratings said Tuesday the Puerto Rico Supreme Court decision finding r ...

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet
Issued: April 17, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar i ...

PR probes oil spill in popular lagoon
Issued: April 17, 2014
Authorities in Puerto Rico are investigating who caused a diesel spill they say has contaminated a popular lagoon in the U.S. territory’s ca ...

Audit: Loan repayments vital to GDB
Issued: April 17, 2014
The Government Development Bank’s health rests squarely on collecting on a growing loan portfolio to the Puerto Rico government and its enti ...

IHE upgrades hotel portfolio in PR
Issued: April 16, 2014
International Hospitality Enterprises (IHE), a leader in the development and management of award-winning hotels in Puerto Rico, continues to ...

Tito, bank take breather in debt fight
Issued: April 16, 2014
Puerto Rico boxing legend Félix “Tito” Trinidad and Banco Popular have reached an accord on a multimillion-dollar debt after brief sparring ...

FINRA lifts hold on PR bond cases as it adds hundreds of arbitrators to roster
Issued: April 16, 2014
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said Monday it has expanded its pool of arbitrators and is lifting a hold on some cases ...

PR police getting 4 new helicopters
Issued: April 15, 2014
The Puerto Rico Police Department is getting four new helicopters, five Humvees and dozen four-track vehicles to ramp up the fight against c ...

PR govt agencies set for long holiday
Issued: April 15, 2014
Much of Puerto Rico’s government is shutting down for five days after the workday Wednesday.

GOP official apologizes for PR remarks
Issued: April 15, 2014
The head of the Republican Party in a Central Florida urban hub has apologized for his recent negative comments on Puerto Rico and the influ ...

Panel issues report on economic fixes
Issued: April 15, 2014
A commission created by Gov. Alejandro García Padilla to map solutions to some of Puerto Rico’s toughest challenges has submitted a report t ...

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Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'
Issued: April 18, 2014
WASHINGTON — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12
Issued: April 18, 2014
KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving fo ...

IRS audits less than 1% of big partnerships
Issued: April 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report relea ...

CBO: Minimum wage boost would cost firms $15B
Issued: April 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourl ...

Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature
Issued: April 17, 2014
NEW YORK — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company ...

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find
Issued: April 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target ...

Applications for US jobless aid edge up to 304,000
Issued: April 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits last week rose 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. Jobless claims c ...

Goldman Sachs earnings fall 11%
Issued: April 17, 2014
NEW YORK — Investment bank Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped.

Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US
Issued: April 16, 2014
WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter w ...

Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market
Issued: April 16, 2014
NEW YORK — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central ban ...

Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees
Issued: April 16, 2014
DETROIT — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly p ...

Could police have averted the Boston bombings?
Issued: April 15, 2014
BOSTON — It was a shocking slaying in a Boston suburb that sometimes goes years without one homicide, let alone three at once. The victims&# ...

Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters
Issued: April 15, 2014
DETROIT — The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions.

Union fights push to hire private tax collectors
Issued: April 15, 2014
WASHINGTON — A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private cont ...

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Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
Issued: April 18, 2014
MOKPO, South Korea — The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing ...

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Issued: April 17, 2014
Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ...

China factories face new challenge as growth slows
Issued: April 17, 2014
HONG KONG — As China’s growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost pro ...

Dominican Republic installs beach despite drought
Issued: April 17, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.

Jamaica grants license for natural gas project
Issued: April 16, 2014
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbe ...

Venezuelan crisis talks show signs of progress
Issued: April 16, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Negotiators from Venezuela's government and the opposition agreed to broaden membership in a truth commission taske ...

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane
Issued: April 16, 2014
PERTH, Australia — As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a telecon ...

China’s growth slows to 7.4% in 1Q
Issued: April 16, 2014
BEIJING — China’s economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying ...

292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster
Issued: April 16, 2014
SEOUL, South Korea — A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off ...

Cuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan storm
Issued: April 16, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — When Judith Faraiz’s son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cu ...

US report finds faults in Haiti housing effort
Issued: April 15, 2014
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A U.S. government report says a $50.8 million effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of ...

Venezuela opposition resumes talks with government
Issued: April 15, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's opposition resumed negotiations with the government Tuesday amid rising doubts that the talks will prod ...

Bolivia president takes Chile coast case to court
Issued: April 15, 2014
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The president of Bolivia has delivered written legal arguments to the United Nations' highest court in his land ...

EU lawmakers complete financial system overhaul
Issued: April 15, 2014
BRUSSELS — The European Union's Parliament on Tuesday completed the biggest overhaul of the bloc's financial system since the introd ...

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