Argentina in last-ditch effort to avert default as deadline looms

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina’s government said Monday it will make anothe ...

PR governor signs Bar Association law making membership compulsory again

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed legislation Monday that again makes compuls ...

Major US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growt ...

Statehood supporters march in SJ

Thousands of Puerto Rico statehood supporters staged a march in San Juan on Sund ...

Tragedy hits PR family on Florida beach
Issued: July 28, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sometime Sunday morning, Ommy Irizarry posted a mess ...

Hedge-fund pool backing PR grows
Issued: July 28, 2014
A group of hedge funds that have publicly backed the Puerto Rico government ...

Forecasters eye depression in Atlantic
Issued: July 28, 2014
A tropical depression several hundred miles southwest of the Cape Verde Isl ...

$740K for PR-USVI fishery council
Issued: July 28, 2014
The U.S. government has assigned more than $740,000 for fishery conservatio ...

Governor again jabs at ratings agencies
Issued: July 27, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla is keeping up his criticism of the Wall Street credit ratings agencies in the wake of a series of downgrades f ...

RNC backs ‘yes, no’ vote on statehood
Issued: July 26, 2014
The national Republican Party is throwing its weight behind a straight “yes or no” vote on Puerto Rico statehood and calling on Congress to ...

Vanderbilt in full swing by high-season
Issued: July 26, 2014
The venerable Condado Vanderbilt is on track to open for hotel stays in time for the tourism high-season as a $200 million renovation of the ...

PR rolls out driver licenses for undocumented immigrants
Issued: July 26, 2014
The Puerto Rico government is rolling out provisional driver licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Governor: Untapped potential in ELA
Issued: July 25, 2014
Gov. Alejandro García Padilla said the potential of the current commonwealth (ELA) status has yet to be fully tapped as the island marked th ...

Popular posts $511M loss in busy 2Q
Issued: July 24, 2014
Popular, Inc. reported a net loss of $511.3 million for a busy second quarter during which it paid back federal bailout funds and moved to r ...

PR bond bill would repay $2M to GDB
Issued: July 24, 2014
Puerto Rico lawmakers are considering legislation that would shield the commonwealth government from a potential restructuring of the Puerto ...

PR’s Jiménez tapped as VP at CHTA
Issued: July 24, 2014
Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association (PRHTA) President & CEO Clarisa Jimenez has been selected as regional vice president for Car ...

Pentagon clears LNG terminal in PR
Issued: July 24, 2014
The Pentagon has signed off on a vital liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal but the project remains far behind schedule as it awaits federal ...

Lilly 2Q profit falls 39%, beats estimates
Issued: July 24, 2014
Eli Lilly and Co. on Thursday reported profit that declined by 39 percent in its second quarter, and beat analysts’ expectations.

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FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M
Issued: July 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing ...

House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares
Issued: July 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — It's a battle pitting the nation's airlines against their passengers, and the first round has gone to the industry.

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer
Issued: July 28, 2014
WASHINGTON — Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't ...

Report for Detroit creditor boosts value of art
Issued: July 28, 2014
DETROIT — One of the companies challenging Detroit's bankruptcy plan says the possible value of the Detroit Institute of Arts' colle ...

Zillow buying Trulia in $3.5 billion stock deal
Issued: July 28, 2014
NEW YORK — Real estate website operator Zillow is buying competitor Trulia in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal.

US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor
Issued: July 27, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East ...

US economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier after recession
Issued: July 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged.

Obama: Offshore 'tax inversions' are unpatriotic
Issued: July 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatrioti ...

Obama wants limits on mergers by US companies overseas
Issued: July 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES — Staking out a populist stand ahead of the midterm elections, President Barack Obama on Thursday demanded “economic patriotism” ...

Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare
Issued: July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — The risk of losing your job in the U.S. is getting smaller and smaller.

Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand, higher fares
Issued: July 24, 2014
Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past deca ...

Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems
Issued: July 24, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program de ...

Dick's Sporting Goods lays off 478 PGA golf pros
Issued: July 24, 2014
IMPERIAL, Pa. — The Dick's Sporting Goods chain has laid off 478 Professional Golfers' Association teaching pros months after the co ...

US new-home sales plummet in June
Issued: July 24, 2014
WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes plunged in June, a sign that real estate continues to be a weak spot in the economy.

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Dominican officials destroy 2,000 seized guns
Issued: July 28, 2014
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monumen ...

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
Issued: July 28, 2014
BOARDMAN, Ore. — Oregon's largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn't mean coal is de ...

US: 'Threats' behind release of Venezuela general
Issued: July 28, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela — U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used "threats" against Aruba to pressure it to release a po ...

UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
Issued: July 28, 2014
GENEVA — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.

Israel denies striking Gaza hospital, park
Issued: July 28, 2014
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has denied its forces were responsible for an attack on a hospital and a nearby park in the Gaza Strip. It ...

New Spain king moves to clean up palace's image
Issued: July 28, 2014
MADRID — Spain's new King Felipe VI has ordered the palace's accounts to be audited externally and the results made public, in an ap ...

Argentina resumes negotiations to avert default
Issued: July 28, 2014
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's government is resuming negotiations in a dispute with US. creditors that risks sending the country ...

Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges
Issued: July 27, 2014
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to ...

Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security
Issued: July 27, 2014
WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he realizes world opinion might be shifting away from his nation with every Pale ...

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
Issued: July 26, 2014
WASHINGTON — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. mili ...

In Gaza lull, residents return to destroyed areas
Issued: July 26, 2014
BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip — Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a l ...

In Chinese shadow, Hong Kong fights for its future
Issued: July 26, 2014
HONG KONG — As skyscrapers around Hong Kong harbor erupted into a reverie of laser beams and giant digital displays during their synchronize ...

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash
Issued: July 25, 2014
MOSCOW — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Ma ...

Cuba to restore mangroves to fend off rising seas
Issued: July 24, 2014
SURGIDERO DE BATABANO, Cuba. — Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) ...

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